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We are Shard

A brand new company with a distinguished brand heritage

Our founders, Nick Miller, Luke Broadhurst and Douglas Wright, have been at the leading edge of business media through more than 30 years of seismic change. 

Between them they share a wide experience of success in publishing, from leadership of small businesses, to board roles at companies like Wilmington Group, Incisive Media and Maclean Hunter.

They have launched, acquired and developed brands of all kinds, from events to print publishing and digital media, and have served a wide range of specialist B2B and B2C communities.

In February 2016, Shard acquired Athene Publishing, a landmark producer of conferences, magazines and award schemes for the financial services sector. 

This acquisition formed the core of Shard Financial Media, a fast-growing business serving key communities in UK and Pan-European financial services.

Our business

We have a respected presence in consumer and commercial lending, collections and credit management, payroll and rewards, and turnaround, restructuring and insolvency (TRI) – and the list is growing all the time.

Our expert teams have an enviable reputation for producing content across digital, face-to-face and print channels, creating both compelling in-house editorial and collaborative content alongside its clients and communities. 

We leverage esteemed brands with expert personnel. The result: an innovative media company where talented people want to work, and with whom discerning customers want to do business.

The Board

Nick Miller

Chairman

Email

07850 799039

As Chairman, I bring the "grey hairs" that come with 35 years of running and building specialist media businesses. 

Like many in our industry, I fell into it by accident - having demonstrated little discernible talent for anything else. A stint as a trainee at The Economist, followed by a spell at Car Magazine, and I was hooked. I cut my B2B teeth as a publisher at United Trade Press and found myself working for the infamous Robert Maxwell up until his timely demise.

In 1992 I co-founded Wilmington PLC and as C.O.O, was instrumental in its public listing in 1995, and developing the company into one of the UK's leading information businesses.

Since leaving Wilmington, I've been active in a number of media start-ups, most recently as Chairman of VOS Media (now Telegraph Events) and as an Investor-Director of Gruppo Media, publisher of Rouleur - the world's finest road cycling magazine. 

Away from Shard, I enjoy road cycling, sailing, old films/cars and new foods/destinations.

Luke Broadhurst

Managing Director

Email

07767 826495

I am responsible for day to day as well as the strategic vision for Shard Media Group. With 20 years of experience in B2B financial services you would have thought I would know better, but here we go again...

Leading SMG, I draw on experience in the mortgage, retail finance, private equity and venture capital sectors, aligned with traditional media, digital and events.

In modern media, success requires creativity. Looking for answers, alternative methods of execution and driving change are key components that ensure our business delivers when and where needed.

My vision for the culture of our business has always been quite simple; to create a company where I would wish to work myself.

Douglas Wright

Financial Director

Email

07771 997618

I serve as Financial Director and have over 20 years experience in B2B media and have been involved in numerous M&A transactions.

A Scot who has lived in exile for too many years to remember, I now regard turning up at London Bridge as a rude interruption to my skiing, cycling and travelling aspirations. I'm often told my sense of humour is something of an acquired taste. 

Credit Strategy

A premium brand with a broad footfall in financial services, Credit Strategy serves a set of credit-related functions across a huge range of sectors. Simply put: wherever there’s a credit agreement, there’s a credit strategy.

Our community includes chief risk officers, chief credit officers and heads of collections, coming from creditors of all kinds: banks, consumer and commercial lending businesses across a number of verticals, power, water and telecoms suppliers, providers of trade credit, and public sector bodies.

We also speak to providers of specialist credit management services to creditors, including debt collection agencies and BPOs, debt purchasers, solicitors, judicial services providers, credit information providers, debt management providers, personal insolvency specialists, technology providers, credit insurers, and others.

IN PRINT, Credit Strategy magazine sets the agenda for senior figures in credit risk, credit management and debt recovery.  Having served the market for 18 years as Credit Today, it was relaunched in 2016 with a renewed focus on high-quality editorial, expert commentary and deep analysis of industry trends.

ONLINE, Credit Strategy is undergoing revolutionary change. We have made a major investment, working with a market-leading partner to produce a comprehensive digital offering.

IN PERSON, Credit Strategy runs a series of landmark conference and awards events for its communities each year. Its flagship events are the Credit Summit and the Credit Awards, held in London in the spring, while focused conference and awards events cater to professionals in Car Finance, Utilities & Telecoms, Alternative Lending & Fintech, and Collections, Debt Sale & Purchase. 

The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to publish insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. Over the past eighteen years, we have established and now serve the world’s premier leadership organization of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals.

Today, The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world's leading dealmaking professionals.

Reward Strategy

Reward Strategy is the leading media brand catering for professionals and influencers within payroll, reward, pensions, benefits and HR.

IN PRINT Reward Strategy magazine, incorporating Payroll World, is a trusted and well-established resource for the payroll and reward sector. Its agenda-setting content includes high-level commentary from respected journalists and industry leaders. Dedicated sections for all aspects of the industry feature analysis of trends, thought leadership and expert guidance on regulatory and legislative changes.

ONLINE Reward Strategy provides the latest updates and views across payroll, international payroll, HR, employment law, workplace pensions, employee benefits, careers and reward. News, features, opinion and guidance keep industry leaders and professionals fully up to date and informed on all the essential topics and talking points.

IN PERSON Reward Strategy organises a series of educational and networking events throughout the year. The CIPD-certified Spring and Autumn Update feature both In-House Payroll and Client Payroll Conferences. The Spring Update concludes with the unveiling of the Reward 100, Reward Strategy’s index of the 100 leading professionals and influencers within the sector. Reward Strategy’s flagship awards event, The Rewards, takes place on the evening of the Autumn Update, when the industry gathers to recognise high achievement and celebrate excellence.

Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI)

Our brands have served the turnaround, restructuring and insolvency markets for more than a decade, providing the profession with a landmark awards scheme, digital briefing services, and bespoke events such as round tables and seminars.

ONLINE, insolvencynews.com is the primary source of news, analysis and opinion for the TRI community. We will be transforming our digital offering for this dynamic community in the near future.

IN PERSON, the TRI Awards has been refreshed with a new look and new categories to reflect the critical work being done across the business rescue community. Now in its ninth year, the scheme continues to champion outstanding work in corporate recovery, as well as those making critical investments in distressed businesses.

Shard Mortgage Media

Publishing

Exhibitions

Awards

Branded Content

Shard Bespoke

Across all of our brands and channels, we are experts in producing and distributing top-level content. We have built a business on doing this well – and we are equally capable of doing it for our partners. Whether clients are looking to generate leads, grow existing business or develop their brands, we can help, using the skills we have honed as a media business.

Our collaborative content can take many forms, depending on the needs of the client: commercially-focused copy and content marketing, ghost-written thought leadership, tailor-made events – both content-focused and networking-based, digital broadcasting, research, training, web design, and more.

 

Meet the team

Commercial

Vicki Clubley

Sales Director

Email

020 7940 4827



Profile

My role as Sales Director at Shard Media Group is to deliver the company’s sales objectives across our range of print, digital, Conference and Awards products by the effective design and delivery of strategic marketing solutions for our clients. With over 20 years of media experience across a range of different markets from PC Plus to Grazier I have become accomplished in the multiple disciplines of sales and management including team building, negotiation, financial planning and forecasting. Outside of work I am passionate about fitness and nutrition and can often be found prancing around the Teddington parks in lycra...but before you think my halo couldn’t slip I also like drinking wine and have become quite accomplished at that too!

Jo Smith

PW Commercial Director

Email

020 7940 4823




Profile

My role as Commercial Director of Payroll World involves the continued evolution, strategic development and innovation of the brand while driving the commercial growth of its portfolio including the magazine, digital, conferences, awards, bespoke and training. I manage partner relationships across payroll, reward, pensions and HR to help the market connect and share. My background is in start-ups and business growth. I am originally from Manchester and in my spare time, can be found walking my dog, Rita or planning holidays.

Ben Miller

Business Development Director

Email

020 7940 4803



Profile

As a third of Credit Strategies’ business development function, I work closely with new and existing clients to deliver engaging content and campaigns to the UK and International consumer and commercial credit industry. Whether it's creating digital, research, events, or print style projects, my purpose is to transform new concepts into successful outcomes. I previously spent six years at RBI working across their premium property title, Estates Gazette. In my spare time I like to cook and eat out, play average squash and spend time with friends.

Ella Garrick

Business Development Manager

Email

020 7940 4809



Profile

I form part of the Business Development division of Credit Strategy, so my day-to-day role is to work with existing and new clients in delivering the most engaging and attractive content and marketing campaigns. I work across our entire portfolio, be it online solutions, event sponsorship or print campaigns. I take the time to truly understand my clients’ business objectives and use my creative streak to tailor the most effective solutions. I understand the importance of honesty and trust and pride myself on the quality of my service I deliver to clients. I am a very ambitious and driven individual, but not a complete tough cookie. I’m actually a bit of a softie underneath and always the first to cry (sob) at a cheesy rom-com. Having studied Fine Art at Loughborough University, I have a passion for painting and sculpture. So if you are struggling to find me, I can often be found mooching around London art galleries and pretending to know what I’m talking about.

Louis Bryant

Business Development Director

Email

020 7940 4805



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Michael Stanton

Business Development Director

Email

020 7940 4812



Profile

I work as part of the Credit Strategy commercial team tailoring specific solutions for clients across our portfolio. This includes our print and online opportunities as well as all events across a multitude of sectors. The solutions are created and delved according to client objectives which vary considerably. I’d say the biggest part of my role is developing honest and trustworthy relationships with clients, listening to the needs and offering a unique campaign deigned to deliver the required results. As a business we have learned the value of being able to react and adapt to any requirement and this is reflective in my approach to revenue generation. Personality wise I am driven, direct and resilient, but at the same time I can be very caring, understanding and bubbly. I like to always see the good in people, and I value the simple things in life. I believe that being totally happy within yourself is the ultimate measure of success.

Harry Mowat-Maconochie

Delegate Sales Executive

Email 

020 7940 4838

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Leah Ryder

Delegate Sales Executive

Email

020 7940 4819



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Rosina Findlay

Delegate Sales Executive

Email

020 7940 4821



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Stephen Strickland

Delegate Sales Executive

Email

020 7940 4804



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Content

Kamala Panday

Publishing Director

Email

020 7940 4839



Profile

Founded Credit Today media brand in 1998 (now named Credit Strategy) and developed the magazine, digital and events portfolio which included the first Awards for the market (Credit Awards), the industry’s exhibition (Credit Summit) and a variety of Conferences covering multiple sectors including the first debt sale conference, utilities/telecoms and alternative lending sectors. Also launched the first awards scheme for the insolvency and restructuring sector, now called the Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards. I continue to oversee product development and content (once upon a time - editorial) across our brands. In my spare time I am a taxi service for two teenagers, dog walker for my border terrier and a Sky Box Set addict. Currently The Wire (series 3).

Marcel Le Gouais

Editor

Email

020 7940 4830



Profile

I am responsible for all editorial content in Credit Strategy magazine, on Credit Strategy’s website and on another of our titles, Insolvencynews.com. I have been a journalist for 13 years, starting out at national newspapers and magazines before settling on financial journalism in 2007. Call me a luddite, but I’m convinced there’s a strong future for print magazines in a world of clickbait mediocrity. If you must really get to know me, I enjoy going to gigs, film festivals, and eating out (as you can tell by my French name I like a good cheese, let’s say brie). What don’t I like? Reality television.

Jerome Smail

Editor

Email

020 7940 4814



Profile

My job as Editor of Payroll World involves planning, writing and shaping content for both the print magazine and website, as well as reaching out to professionals in the payroll, reward and pensions sectors through our Conferences, webinars, roundtables and Awards events. I’ve been working as a journalist for over 25 years but it’s only a stopgap until I get discovered as a musician, signed by a major record label and tour the world after a string of No 1 hits.

Fred Crawley

Consulting Editor

Email

020 7940 4813



Profile

A specialist in B2B comms with eight years’ experience as a journalist and editor, I work across Shard’s media brands to shape publishing strategy, develop and deliver multi-platform client projects, and produce high-impact written and live content. I also head up Shard’s presence in the Car Finance market, where I am a well-known commentator and speaker. Outside of my work at Shard I’m a keen cook, maintain a strong interest in history and science, and spend as much time as possible out in my garden.

Amber-Ainsley Pritchard

Content Writer

Email

020 7940 4816



Profile

As a content writer for Credit Strategy I produce breaking news stories, in-depth features and analytical articles for the magazine and website, as well as secure and conduct interviews with major financial lenders. Before moving to London I interned in New York with HFMWeek, a global hedge fund magazine, and worked as a journalist for The O’Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation in both the US and UK. To be a little more personal, I absolutely love food and can out eat anyone whose up for a challenge. I even have a pizza slice tattoo to prove it.

Mike Jeapes

Head of Conference Production

Email

020 7940 4847



Profile

I head up the Conference Production division for Shard Media Group, covering both the Credit and Payroll brands. My team has responsibility for the shape, format and content of our conferences and knowledge events; this means that a good job for us is to produce a commercially successful experiential event with great speakers and topical content, allowing attendees to gain business-critical information, make profitable connections and create the perfect platform for our partners. Previously I was a Conference Director at a FTSE150 media firm, working my way up from telesales. Outside of the office I’m an avid Ipswich Town fan and I play guitar (badly) in a pub rock band. Our Greatest Hit record will be out shortly, to coincide with our one-date world tour of Southwest London (Balham leg).

Heidi Stavrou

Conference Production Manager

Email

020 7940 4838



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Andrew Tosh

Conference Producer

Email

020 7940 4818



Profile

As Conference Producer I am involved in the creation of our Conferences and knowledge Events, across both our Payroll and Credit brands. I am constantly speaking with the market to stay ahead of developments and understand what the industry’s learning needs are, which questions need answering, who to secure as speakers to answer them and how I can create a product that will result in success for our attendees and partners. Previously I was a Financial PR Executive. Outside of the office, I enjoy cycling, rollerblading, watching football (Middlesbrough FC) and rugby. I also have a passion for cooking.

Saul Chambers

Conference Producer

Email

020 7940 4820



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Digital

Sofia Homem

Project Manager

Email

020 7940 4825



Profile

As Project Manager my role is to enhance our digital offering. Keeping ahead of the curve and supplying new online elements that bring the community together, I ensure that we are the go to hub for the sectors we serve. My previous roles have been within the events sector so my geek side has indubitably been enhanced. Out of the office I can often be spotted at any karaoke bar, laser tag dungeon or any other awkward social venues where people tend to make a fool out of themselves while having the most amount of fun. That or talking about having a healthy lifestyle while binge-eating a pack of crisps…

Ryan Santana

Junior Digital Developer

Email

020 7940 4831



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Katerina Baranova

Project Assistant

Email

020 7940 4829



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Marketing

Lauren McWilliams

Head of Marketing

Email

020 7940 4836



Profile

As the Head of the Marketing team for Shard Media Group I am responsible for promoting all our offerings and have the pleasure of managing a fantastic team. Together, we cover the end to end spectrum of advertising, branding, online, digital, events, subscriptions and everything in-between. My career in B2B events and marketing started back in 2006, believe it or not. I know I don’t look a day older than 21! In my spare time, when I’m not dreaming of laying on a white sandy beach with a large amaretto and coke in hand, you will find me walking my Pug cross Shih Tzu, Saffy. Aside from my devoted love for my dog, I enjoy entertaining, creative design in any way, shape or form and of course demolishing a Lindt bar or two or three every week.

Lena Elhibir

Senior Marketing Executive

Email

020 7940 4837



Profile

I sit on the marketing team working across all of our brands on varying campaigns and projects within digital, content and advertising. Prior to joining Shard Media Group, I was working with some leading luxury fashion and beauty brands, within professional services working with UHNWI/HNWI primarily in the Middle East, as well as at a leading publisher in Dubai across prominent consumer titles. I love live music, so I’m often enjoying a great performance somewhere or another, and I’m passionate about all things health and fitness.

Makaela Wright

Marketing Executive

Email

020 7940 4832



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Jonathan Simmons

Marketing Assistant

Email

020 7940 4826



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Anabela Abreu

Designer

Email

020 7940 4815



Profile

My role as Designer is to find design solutions across the several brands of the company. From print to digital, from concept to conclusion, my objective is to have a vision, a concept and a propose for every solution that I achieve. Understanding the problem, exploring possible solutions and choosing the correct answer are my everyday tasks. Half South African half Portuguese and a heavy coffee drinker, I have a passion for baking and chocolates. My hours out of the office are spent mixing colours and flavours, in a continuous research for new baking solutions.

Anastasia Kuchta

Designer

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Operations

Jenna Abbott

Head of Events

Email

020 7940 4833



Profile

I head up the events department which means I am responsible for the development and smooth delivery of all the events across our portfolio. I joined the company in 2012 and can proudly say I have over 10 years’ experience organising B2B events. I am the queen of timelines, event bibles and have great knowledge of all UK venues - go on test me…In my spare time (when not organising), you’ll find me with a large glass of wine and some delicious food or when I am really lucky lying on a beach somewhere hot!

Claire Davison

Deputy Head of Events

Email

020 7940 4824



Profile

My role as Deputy Head of Events involves ensuring that each of the schemes within the different sectors of our group are planned and executed to the highest level. Whether organising a Conference or an Awards evening, each event has an individual planning schedule to follow and this makes my role both varied and challenging in an extremely positive way. Away from work, I love of music - anything from Buddy Holly to Katie Perry, The Police to Avicii! I love a get together, a good book and of course any excuse for retail therapy.

Antonella de Cuia

Events Executive

Email

020 7940 4806



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Clara Barros

Events Executive

Email

020 7940 4808


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Emma Mahdavi

Events Administrator

Email 

020 7940 4845

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Accounts

Sam Singleton

Financial Controller

Email

020 7940 4808



Profile

With over 15 years experience in the finance/accountancy sector it’s my job to ensure the accounts department runs smoothly and partners with the rest of the business to help it flourish.

Sharon Dennis

Office Manager

Email

020 7940 4807



Profile

Working within the accounts department, I have a very varied role which involves organising all the administrative activities of the office in order to keep the office running smoothly. I began my career in Credit Control and I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. I really enjoy keeping fit and most weekends I am found at spinning and aerobic classes.

Careers

The secret to our success is the people we recruit - at Shard Media Group we search out true talent in order to provide innovation and expertise to our customers.
Be a part of an exciting forward thinking business, email careers@shardmediagroup.com
Speculative Applications

Speculative Applications

We’re always interested in meeting new, talented individuals. If you think you have something to offer, drop us an email with your CV and tell us about yourself and why you’re interested in Shard Media or our brands.

Shard Media Group

020 7940 4840 
enquiries@shardmediagroup.com


Credit Strategy

020 7940 4835
enquiries@creditstrategy.co.uk

The M&A Advisor

020 7940 4840 
enquiries@shardmediagroup.com


Payroll World

020 7940 4801
enquiries@payrollworld.com

TRI

020 7940 4844
enquiries@insolvencynews.com


Address:

Shard Media Group | Axe & Bottle Court | 70 Newcomen Street | London SE1 1YT
Shard Media Group
Shard Financial Media, a fast-growing business serving key communities in UK and Pan-European financial services.We have a respected presence in consumer and commercial lending, collections and credit management, payroll and rewards, and turnaround, restructuring and insolvency (TRI) – and the list is growing all the time.
creditstrategy.co.uk – an online news and information service for the UK’s commercial and consumer credit industry. creditstrategy.co.uk is published by Shard Financial Media Limited, registered in England & Wales as 5481132, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen St, London, SE1 1YT. All rights reserved. Credit Strategy is committed to diversity in the workplace.