MediaZest Plc was admitted onto AIM on 22/02/05 and acquired TouchVision Ltd in September 2005, to become the design and engineering arm of the Group. TouchVision Ltd was subsequently renamed MediaZest International Ltd.
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Description of business
MediaZest plc (MZ) was admitted onto AIM on 22/02/05 and acquired TouchVision Ltd in September 2005, to become the design and engineering arm of the MZ Group. TouchVision Ltd was renamed MediaZest International Limited (MDZi).
The principal activity of the business is to provide technical and creative audio visual solutions to our clients. These solutions entail responding to specific briefs by location and recommending use of various technologies that enhance the venues and engage and attract consumers to our clients’ benefit.
The MZ Group works across all aspects of the audio visual process; Content creation, System Design and Specification, Sales and Marketing, Management, Technical Support, Engineering, Analytics, Design Documentation, Maintenance, Installation, Finance and Administration.
MZ Group Head Office is based in London, and MDZi, with its engineering design and warehousing facility, is located in Woking, Surrey. MDZi operates as a design, engineering display and media delivery business, commencing operations in 1975 and has, together with MZ, developed a worldwide client base across a wide range of business sectors, including Retail, Transport, Education, Corporate, Leisure and FMCG brands.
Our clients benefit from innovative solutions encompassing a wide range of varying screen media such as individual display networks, LED displays, videowalls, holographic displays, interactive displays, image projection, directional sound technology and audio systems.
Registered office address
The registered office address is Unit 9, Woking Business Park, Albert Drive, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JY
Lance O’Neill – Non Executive Chairman 06/04/1956
Lance O’Neill is a London-based director of DFB (Australia) Pty. Ltd, a Sydney based investment adviser. He is also chairman of EP&F Capital Plc and Ragusa Capital Plc. He has worked in international securities and investment markets since 1981. During this time, he spent over ten years based in London and Sydney with periodic work in the United States and the Far East, principally with Prudential-Bache Securities Inc., Societe Generale (Australia) Securities and Rivkin Securities Limited, working in institutional equity and fixed income sales/trading as well as in corporate finance. He is a director of, and investor in, a number of private and public companies in the UK, USA and Australia. He holds a Bsc (Econ) Hons in Accountancy and Law from the University of Wales and is an affiliate member of the Securities Institute of Australia.
Geoff Robertson – Chief Executive Officer & Sales Director 04/09/1972
Geoff Robertson qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with Ernst & Young, and left to join Sony Corporation of America in 1997. There he spent two years in the Operational Review department, working and leading Internal Audit reviews of the international offices of Sony Music and Columbia Tristar Pictures, predominantly in Europe, North America and the Far East. He then moved to a line role within Sony Music for the majority of the next five years, in various senior finance roles within a specialist department sourcing international music repertoire through funding or acquisition deals with independent record labels. Although most of this time was spent based in London, Geoff also worked for 3 months at Sony Music Australia during 2003.
Upon his return from Australia, Geoff moved to Lewis Communications Ltd, a privately owned international Public Relations agency as Group Finance Director. He left in October 2005 and joined MediaZest plc.
James Abdool – Non Executive Director 08/03/1971
James graduated in Marketing and Management Science in 1994 before joining the family business providing in-store music to restaurants in the UK. Within 5 years he became Managing Director, growing the business internationally in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and culminating in leading the company through sale in 2007.
James then joined EnQii, a SaaS based content management software company, heading up EMEA before setting up the International operations for PlayNetwork Inc. He helped shape the sales strategy for MediaZest Plc delivering innovative digital experiences for major retailers and brands as an Executive Director, and then moved to global design and consultancy Arcadis as the Partner heading up Digital Experience working on innovation, technology and content strategies and delivery, across their client base. Most recently, he joined tech start-up Chirp to help the team drive their growth globally with one of the most exciting technologies in the IoT world.
James also is a qualified Executive Coach and has spent time coaching key executives in a growing number of companies and roles. He also enjoys charity work. From 2003 he started a 3 year non-executive term with the NHS and charity work today continues as Chair of Crawley Open House helping the homeless and disadvantaged, Governor at Copthorne Prep School, and other local and national charities.
The Board of Directors acknowledges the importance of good corporate governance and has developed appropriate policies accordingly, given the size of the Group and its current stage of development. As Chairman, I have oversight of the board and ultimate responsibility for the Group’s governance.
The Board has elected to apply the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code (the ‘QCA Code’) in this regard. The QCA Code is an alternative corporate governance code that can be applied to AIM companies, and is the result of extensive consultation between the QCA and a wide range of shareholders over “best practice”.
The Board of Directors believes that good corporate governance creates shareholder value by improving performance, whilst reducing or mitigating the risks that a company faces as it seeks to create sustainable growth over the medium to long-term.
The QCA code identifies 10 principles that well governed businesses should follow. The table below addresses each in turn and how MediaZest Plc sets out to apply these. The table at times refers to the Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 March 2018, which can be found below in the Documents section of this website page.
Further disclosures can be found in the most recent Annual Report, for the period ended 30 September 2021.
Lance O’Neill, Non-Executive Chairman
The 10 Principles of the QCA Code
Country of incorporation and main country of operation
MediaZest plc was incorporated in the United Kingdom and has its principal place of business at: Unit 9 Woking Business Park, Albert Drive, Woking, Surrey GU21 5JY
The Company is subject to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
Details of other exchanges or trading platforms on which the company has applied or agreed to have any of its securities admitted or traded
MediaZest plc ordinary shares are solely traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Last updated on the 13th March 2023.
a. Number of AIM securities in issue
As of 13th March 2023, the issued share capital of the Company is 1,396,425,774 ordinary shares. 39.92 percent of the company’s ordinary share capital are not in public hands.
b. Details of any restrictions on the transfer of AIM securities
There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Ordinary Shares of MediaZest plc.
Ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each
% of issued Share Capital
Other Significant Shareholdings
Ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each
% of issued Share Capital
City and Claremont Capital Assets Ltd
|EP&F Capital Plc||
Click on links below for latest regulatory announcements:
Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM – 3 Mar 2023
Final Results for the Year Ended 30 Sept 2022 – 1 Mar 23
Incorporation of EU Subsidiary and New Business Update – 16 Jan 2023
Unaudited Interim Results – 28 Jun 2022
Holdings in Company – 20 Apr 2022
Notice of AGM and Financial Report – 4 Mar 2022
Final Results for the Year ended 30 September 2021 – 2 Mar 2022
Unaudited Interim Results – 28 Jun 2021
New Project Completion – 18 Jun 2021
New Business Wins – 30 Mar 2021
Presentation and Q&A on Companys Final Results – 25 Mar 2021
Investor Presentation – 11 Mar 2021
Notice of AGM and Financial Report – 5 Mar 2021
Final Results for the Period Ended 30 September 2020 – 4 Mar 2021
Correction -Timing of Results – Update – 26 Feb 2021
Timing of Results – Update – 26 Feb 2021
Holdings in Company – 22 Feb 2021
New Business Wins – 11 Feb 2021
Holdings in Company – 22 Dec 20
Timing of Financial Results – 21 Dec 20
Holdings in Company – 23 Sep 2020
Second Interim Results and Restoration of Trading on AIM – 18 Sep 2020
Suspension of Trading on AIM – 14 Sep 2020
Project Completion – 10 Aug 2020
Fundraising of £150,000 via Convertible Loan Notes – 5 Aug 2020
New Business Wins – 17 Jun 2020
Further Update re Trading Performance – 09 Jun 2020
Updated Trading Performance and Covid-19 update – 08 Jun 2020
Holdings in Company – 09 Apr 2020
Trading and Covid-19 update – 03 Apr 2020
Half-year Report – 23 Dec 2019
Result of General Meeting – 13 Nov 2019 11-20
Posting of Circular and Notice of General Meeting – 28 Oct 2019
Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM – 04 Sep 2019
Holding(s) in Company – 20 Aug 2019
Timing of Final Results – Update – 18 Jul 2019
Holding(s) in Company – 23 Apr 2019 09:32
Holdings in Company – 09 Apr 2019 18:08
Holding(s) in Company – 27 Feb 2019 13:29
Placing to Raise £110,000 – 22 Feb 2019 07:00
Change of Nomad – 23 Jan 2019 07:00
Nominated Adviser Status – 13 Dec 2018 07:00
Director:PDMR Dealings – 28 Nov 2018 16:39
Director:PDMR Dealings – 28 Nov 2018 07:00
Holding(s) in Company – 20 Nov 2018 16:30
Correction – Director:PDMR Dealings – 20 Nov 2018 10:12
Director:PDMR Dealings – 19 Nov 2018 13:00
Director:PDMR Dealings – 19 Nov 2018 07:00
Half-year Report – 05 Nov 2018 07:00
Holding(s) in Company – 01 Nov 2018 07:00
Directorate Change – 18 Sep 2018 14:30
Result of AGM – 18 Sep 2018 – 11:44
Trading Update – 18 Sep 2018 07:00
Holding(s) in Company – 23 Aug 2018 16:31
Holding(s) in Company – 23 Aug 2018 13:00
Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM – 23 Aug 2018 12:58
Director:PDMR Dealings – 22 Aug 2018 12:52
Holding(s) in Company – 21 Aug 2018 14:54
Final Results – 17 Aug 2018 07:44
Holding(s) in Company – 11 Jun 2018 10:42
Trading Update – 23 May 2018 07:00
Total Voting Rights – 01 Mar 2018 11:14
Placing to raise £70,000 – 13 Feb 2018 15:31
For additional MediaZest regulatory announcements, please click on the following link: Regulatory announcements
Most recent annual report and all half year, quarterly or similar reports published since last annual
Click Here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 30th September 2022.
Click here to view our Interim Financial Statements for the Six months ended 31st March 2022.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 30th September 2021.
Click here to view our Interim Financial Statements for the Six months ended 31st March 2021.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the eighteen months ended 30th September 2020.
Click here to view our Second Interim Results to 31 March 2020.
Click here to view our Interim Financial Statements for the Six months ended 30th September 2019.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2019.
Click here to view our Interim Financial Statements for the Six months ended 30th September 2018.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2018.
Click here to view our Interim Financial Statements for the Six months ended 30th September 2017.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2017.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2016.
Click here to view our Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March 2015.
Most recent admission document with any circulars or similar publications sent to shareholders within past 12 months
Mediazest Notice of AGM and Proxy Form 2022 Final
Click here for our notice of 2020 AGM and the proxy form
MediaZest – Shareholder Circular – Share Capital Reorganisation – Final 28 Oct
Click here for our notice of 2019 AGM and the proxy form
Click here for our notice of 2018 AGM
Click here for our notice of 2017 GM and the proxy form.
Click Here to view our current constitutional documents.
Recent Investor Presentations and Q&A
Click Here to view the MediaZest Presentation Final Results 18 months to 30 September 2020
Click Here to view the MediaZest Shareholder Q&A 30.3.2021
Details of nominated adviser and other key advisers
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP, Prince Frederick House, 35-39 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PP
Hybridan LLP 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ
Attention: Claire-Louise Noyce
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Cannon Place 78 Cannon Street London EC4N 6AF
Nexia Smith & Williamson Statutory Auditor Chartered Accountants Cumberland House 15-17 Cumberland Place Southampton SO15 2BG
Share Registrars Limited Craven House West Street Farnham Surrey GU9 7EN