About us

About us

Investis is a digital communications company. We bring our unique blend of expertise, technology, and service to more than 2,000 clients worldwide, supporting them from strategy through to full execution.

With the myInvestis digital suite at the core, we combine the crafting and publishing of content with deep audience insight to drive effective engagement with the investor community, customers and employees.

By tying creative excellence with powerful technology, we develop innovative solutions that influence perception and enhance the brand and reputation of our clients.

Investis is headquartered in London and has offices across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific.

Expertise

We optimise our clients' digital channels to meet business objectives, influence perception, enhance their brand, and drive effective engagement with their investor, media, corporate responsibility, customer and employee audiences.

Our solutions range from strategy, highly creative UX and design, to content, SEO, and video across websites, intranets, apps, social and reporting.

We are generous with our time - we ask the right questions, and listen carefully. We bring big ideas, but we also deliver effective, value driven digital solutions for a long term impact on the people that matter the most.

Read the Symrise case study to learn more about our expertise

Technology

Technology is in our DNA. With the myInvestis platform at the core, our clients have complete control over their digital assets by combining market-leading CMS solutions with advanced analytics, social and media monitoring.

We constantly invest in our technology, ensuring our client solutions are future proofed.  Our flexible platform integrates with CRM, ATS, and marketing systems.

We offer a range of innovative tools to support stakeholder communications such as share price charting, calculators, data visualisation and apps.

Our hosting infrastructure is scalable and secure, managed within the cloud and protected by government approved cyber security partners.

Read the Iberdrola case study to learn more about our technology

Service

We combine digital expertise with passionate 24/7 service and proven process because we know how important it is for our clients to deliver on time, every time, in fact it’s a principle we have built our business on.

This commitment and approach to delivering quality work on time starts with our project management and continues from the first launch to every service team update.

Our dedicated team of digital account managers, our proactive service team and knowledgeable strategists, all ensure that our clients have the functional and strategic support to meet their long-term business objectives.

Read the Paddy Power Betfair case study to learn more about our service

Our Leadership team

Helen James

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Helen James

CEO

As CEO, Helen is dedicated to ensuring that Investis has the perfect combination of people, technology, innovation and creativity – to not just meet, but exceed client’s expectations.

Based in London, Helen spends a great deal of time across the multiple Investis offices, regularly travelling to India, US and Europe to reinforce our truly global culture. Despite a hectic schedule and the responsibility of driving company strategy and growth, Helen also continues to be directly involved with many of our clients on a daily basis from Rolls-Royce to Prudential.

Managing Director of Investis since 2000, Helen became CEO in October 2012. Prior to joining Investis Helen was head of pan-European equity sales at Paribas, so she brought with her ten years of City experience, and first-hand insight into the demands placed on PLCs.

She is passionate about the digitisation of the economy, especially the exponential uptake of social media, mobile and video for corporate communications. She incorporates this passion into her daily work, ensuring that Investis remains at the forefront of the industry.

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David Grigson

Chairman

David is an experienced director bringing with him over 26 years of experience serving on public company boards. These include Ocado, Standard Life, Reuters, Trinity Mirror, Emap, Creston and Carphone Warehouse – some of Investis’s biggest UK clients! David spent most of his working life working as a finance director in various media companies both in the UK and USA and played a key part in communicating to and interacting with institutional and other investors.

David has also sat on the National Development Board of the NSPCC and has chaired a fundraising board of executives that raised over £2 million for Childline. Today David’s devoting much of his time helping children from remote parts of Nepal get access to a decent education. He sits on the board of The Dolma Development Fund which has raised over $40 million to invest in rural impact projects that will provide basic human amenities to communities living in extreme poverty.

When not working, David spends as much of his time as possible tending to his small tea and cinnamon plantation in southern Sri Lanka, the land of his birth. David lives in London with his partner Ros.

Martyn Arbon

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Martyn Arbon

Chief Technology Officer

Martyn leads our product management, product development and technical operations across the globe. With over 20 years within the technology industry Martyn has held senior technical management roles at Oracle, StepStone, Lumesse and Pure360. His wealth of experience makes him the perfect person to ensure Investis is always one step ahead in today’s ever-changing technology landscape.

Martyn began his career as a software developer and brings detailed technical knowledge from both contributor and management perspectives, and over the last 15 years has led multi-disciplined and organisationally dispersed technology groups.

He’s passionate about ensuring that technology delivers value to Investis and our clients and is always agile, enabling quick responses to any situation.

In addition to his role as CTO, Martyn also heads up our research, and product marketing departments, throwing himself into anything he takes on. This passion extends outside the office, to his love of cars both on and off the track.

Andrew Court

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Andrew Court

CFO

Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant and brings a huge amount of experience to his role. Prior to joining Investis in 2015, Andrew was Group CFO for five years at Red Bee Media, an Ericsson company. Before Red Bee Media, Andrew worked in similar positions at Viatel and NextiraOne – both multinational telecommunication companies.

As chief financial officer, Andrew is responsible for overseeing the financial, legal and commercial activities of the company across all six of our offices. His role encompasses everything from pricing, acquisitions and contracts, to the intricacies of India’s STPI regulations.

Outside of work, Andrew is a keen sportsman, enjoying running and cycling.

Michael Jenner

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Michael Jenner

Director of Client Strategy

As director of client strategy, Michael has overall responsibility for the delivery of strategy and consulting services at Investis. He’s responsible for ensuring that all of our clients benefit from the expertise and experience that we’ve developed through working with some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. Whatever the size or complexity of the organisation, his team works hard to ensure that any solution delivers maximum return on investment.

Michael brings with him almost 30 years of experience working in the IT and consulting sector, first as a developer and then in project management and a range of project delivery roles. He has a Master’s Degree in Business and IT and during his 15 years at Investis has worked directly with our largest and most complex clients across a range of sectors.

Outside of work, he’s a governor at a special needs school for children with behavioural issues. A role that has proved invaluable in helping develop his unique style of team leadership.

Ashish Parasharya

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Ashish Parasharya

Managing Director, Indian Operations

As managing director of Indian operations, Ashish is constantly working to improve the processes, cost efficiencies, quality and innovation we deliver to our clients. His excellent team-building skills are essential to the people he manages in India.

Ashish has led the rapid growth and transformation of our operations in India. Joining us as general manager in 2007 to run a small team of 12, today he heads up a team of over 260 people. Alongside strong operations management abilities, Ashish has a natural inclination towards strategic HR and is passionate about nurturing young IT talents. He’s a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 management standards and drives these two accreditations across Investis.

Ashish moved into the IT field in 1999 after spending 4 years in the field of plant automation engineering. He holds a degree in instrumentation engineering and an Honours Diploma in software engineering from Apple.

When it comes to detail, Ashish is absolutely meticulous – but with one exception: he admits that his cupboards are never organised. He’s also a well-known photographer who’s had his photographs displayed at number of exhibitions.

Neil Roberts

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Neil Roberts

Managing Director, Europe

In his role as managing director for Europe, Neil is responsible for the Investis business in DACH, NORDIC and Southern European regions. If he’s not directly supporting the sales effort, his attention is focused on training and building skills and knowledge across the business.

Neil has worked in a variety of roles since joining the company 15 years ago, with a focus on business development. Along the way he also established the client strategy team, which has been instrumental in helping our clients maximise the effectiveness of their digital communications.

He’s experienced at building and managing high performing teams and loves the challenge that comes with the successful integration of companies with different technologies, processes, cultures and in most cases different languages – he is currently learning Swedish.

When he’s not working, his time is mainly spent entertaining his four boys – swimming, climbing, camping, walking – staying outdoors as much as possible. When he can escape he loves a long swim in Tooting Bec Lido or a lazy stroll around Richmond Park.

Simon Gittings

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Simon Gittings

Creative Director

If he could, Simon would start every meeting by shouting 'say no to dull'. It’s very easy to take the safe route but it’s only by challenging expectations that great results can be achieved.

As Creative Director, Simon leads clients and our in-house teams through the creative process, to get the ideal mix of design, messaging, words and media to effectively tell clients' unique stories. He pushes everyone to engage their audience and to communicate effectively: it’s not just about providing information and there is nothing worse than a vast, infrequently updated site with little substance.

Outside of work, Simon is passionate about climbing but these days his kids go along too. He also likes bikes – with and without engines – and reading.

Alex Booth

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Alex Booth

COO

Alex is a true Investis veteran having joined the company fresh from graduating Nottingham University with a first class degree in modern languages. Since our earliest days, Alex’s can-do attitude has played a key part in the company’s success.

During his years with the company he has worn many hats ranging from subeditor to head of website management, account director and director of client services. His exposure to so many areas of the business affords him the perspective to excel as COO as well as running the UK business.

As COO, Alex is responsible for ensuring that our clients’ experience of working with our project and service teams is second-to-none. This entails the seamless integration of teams and resources in London, New York, Würzburg, Helsinki, Gothenburg and Vadodara – allowing him to put his six European languages to use.

He especially enjoys the time he spends in our office in Vadodara where he has been picking up a few tips on cooking the local cuisine, as well as honing his Gujarati.

Nicolas Bruel

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Nicolas Bruel

Director of Sales, UK

Nico heads up our sales operations for the UK (as well as in Ireland, Russia, France and Benelux). Before settling in the UK 10 years ago Nico had worked in 7 different countries, giving him an in-depth insight into the operations of companies both in the UK and abroad.

He’s passionate about educating clients on how to communicate effectively online, especially investors during key company events. He’s also been involved with many of the most significant recent corporate transactions in the UK, guiding clients’ digital communications through both IPO and M&A situations.

When he’s not at Investis helping clients, or running sales training sessions Nico can often be found immersed in literature. He’s an avid writer who has already published his own book in his native language, French, and is currently working on his second.

Before Investis, Nico worked in the Middle East and southern Africa, where he supervised the editorial and commercial production of economic TV documentaries for CNBC. He has an MA in international relations from the University of Warwick and an MA in international business from ESC Rennes / the University of Miami.

Don Scales

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Don Scales

CEO of Investis Inc

With more than 30 years of digital experience, Don leads our North American operations, headquartered in NYC. Prior to joining Investis, Don led global operations at interactive agencies iCrossing and Agency.com. In 2010, he was named by OMMA Magazine as one of its "Online All Stars" in the Media category. BtoB Magazine also named him one of the top 25 "Who’s Who" newsmakers for 2000-2005, and a "Who’s Who in Search" in 2009.

Don was a member of the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas. He has dual undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mathematical Physics, and a master of science in chemical engineering from Rice University; he also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Outside of work, Don enjoys keeping up with his favorite sports teams with a glass of wine.

Want to join the team?

We're growing, so we're always looking for new talent to join our team.

What you can expect

We won't tell you that it will be an easy gig, to be honest things can get pretty hectic at times, but in our business you wouldn't expect anything less at a global leader.

Across our open plan office you'll work with a mixed team of designers, strategists, project managers, sales and service teams.

We don't have our own bar, or pool table for that matter (actually we do in our Baroda office), but being in Shoreditch there are plenty around for those (occasional) after work drinks.

What we offer

We're a welcoming bunch where ideas are valued above job titles, and where everyone is actively encouraged to develop their careers. In fact, we'll even help you to swap roles if another suits you better.

We'll help you plan for the future through our pension scheme or plan your journey with a ride to work loan.

If you'd like the opportunity to push your career in an office where two days are rarely the same check us out on LinkedIn.

Our thinking

News updates and views from specialists across our business

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Research

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