05 NOVEMBER 2008
ACCESS INTELLIGENCE PLC
("Access Intelligence" or "the Group")
(Software and computer services business)
Ray Jackson appointed a Non-Executive Director
Ray Jackson, a founder and former Managing Director of Solcara Limited and
ArgentVive Plc, has today been appointed a Non-Executive Director of Access
Raymond Richard Jackson (Aged 59), Non-Executive Director
Prior to founding Solcara in 2001, Mr. Jackson was Sales Director at Dataware
Limited, a leader in knowledge driven e-business solutions. He was also a
director at Eurostart Technologies Limited between 1997 to 1998, a company
helping US technology companies entering European markets. Previously Mr
Jackson held senior management positions with a number of IT companies
including Control Data Corporation and ICL Limited.
Michael Jackson, the Executive Chairman of Access Intelligence, commented:
With our focus on developing our `software as a service' businesses, I am
confident that with his knowledge of the sectors in which we operate Ray
Jackson will make an invaluable contribution to the growth and development of
For further information:
Access Intelligence plc 01904 520 840
Michael Jackson (Executive Chairman) 020 7831 5088
Jeremy Hamer (Non Executive Director) 07977 234 614
Blue Oar Securities 020 7448 4400
Shane Gallwey / Matt Marchant
Cubitt Consulting 020 7367 5100
Brian Coleman-Smith / James Verstringhe / Nicola Krafft
In accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules:
Present directorships or partnerships Directorships or partnerships in past
Access Intelligence plc ArgentVive Plc
Solcara Limited Compliance Manager Limited
Eurostart Technologies Limited
RRJ Technologies Limited
In 1988 Mr. Jackson was appointed a director of Dataguild Limited, a networking
distribution systems company which was put into administration in 1996.
As per Mr. Jackson's appointment letter, he will receive a fee of £25,000 per
annum terminable on at least three months written notice.
Save for the information disclosed above, there is no other information in
relation to Raymond Jackson required to be disclosed pursuant to AIM Rule 17
Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Background Note on Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence is based in York with subsidiaries in York, Stockport,
Greater Manchester, Chorley, Lancashire, Newcastle upon Tyne and Harefield,
Middlesex. It employs 68 staff. The Group operating companies are listed below:
Due North, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, develops supply chain software
solutions. Its principle focus is on e-procurement software, which is widely
used in the public sector. The product suite enables organisations to manage
the complete customer/supplier relationship from initial expression of
interest, through tender evaluation and post-tender negotiation to contract
award and life cycle management. It also offers a reverse auction facility.
Over the last 6 years it has become the leading supplier of e-procurement
solutions to the emergency services (police and fire and rescue) and local
authorities and is a growing supplier to the NHS, Housing Associations and the
Transport Authorities. These solutions are offered as a hosted service.
MS2M, based in York, is a developer of compliance software for the financial
services industry. Its core software products are "Track Record" and "Virtual
Compliance Officer". These applications monitor individuals' activities within
an organisation in real time, and identify their risk profile from a compliance
perspective. Individuals are graded via a traffic light system in accordance
with key performance indicators. In the case of risk identification, remedial
advice is offered. Clients include RBS Group, National Australia Group,
Liverpool Victoria, AXA and St James's Place. These solutions are offered both
as a desktop and a hosted service.
Solcara, based in Harefield, Middlesex, is a major UK search and information
management company that has developed core technologies that enable the
development of software applications, which address the need to search,
identify and analyse ever expanding volumes of information. Solcara currently
has four product offerings, covering legal and professional firms, information
access, media relations and crisis management. Clients include: DEFRA, VISA
Europe, Clifford Chance, AstraZeneca, United Utilities and Thomas Cook.
Willow Starcom Ltd
Willow Starcom supplies data storage, retrieval and network solutions to
mid-sized corporate businesses. It sells its services through a reseller
channel which enables it to grow revenues with a minimum increase in headcount.
The company operates a 24-hour support centre from its base in Chorley,
Lancashire. Included within Willow Starcom is Backup and Running which provides
offsite online data storage and retrieval to small and medium sized
Wired Gov provides, under license from the cabinet office, government news
alerts from more than 100 departments and agencies. Subscribers can register
their preferences by agency, department, key words and phrases. They can
determine the frequency of the alerts from immediate to daily or weekly.
Typical subscribers in the private sector are financial services organisations