Our group story
Our purpose is singular – we exist to help brands sell more.
We are Avidity – the parent company for a group of sales and marketing agencies that help you sell more.
Helping brands sell more requires constant evolution as consumers, customers, sectors and channels change. Our services span field marketing, data and digital products, engaging consumer experiences.
Our business has changed a lot in over 120 years – but our mantra from day one has always been to help you sell more. We’ve evolved from a field sales business into a multi-agency, multi-service sales and marketing group. In recent years, we also partnered with Metric Capital Partners who provide investment and financial firepower to help us achieve our goals.
We're committed to being industry-leading – challenging the norm to unlock the best ways to sell more.
Our people are the heart of our business.
Great businesses are built by great leaders. Meet the exec team leading our group.
Jill Ross, Chief Executive
Jill joined us as CEO in 2018, bring with her a wealth of experience in FMCG key leadership roles from a career spanning over more than 20 years. In addition to her role as Avidity Group CEO, Jill is Chair of the board of Trustees at IGD and a member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council.
Gordon Neil, Strategy & Marketing Director
A key part of our business for over 20 years, Gordon is our Strategy and Marketing Director in addition to leading our Thumbprint brand. He is accountable for product and service strategy, and leading the teams in marketing and communications, new business and product management in Thumbprint.
Asim Muhammad, Chief Technology Officer
Asim joined us in 2020 as CTO responsible for transforming and streamlining technologies, data and ways of working to deliver our business goals. He’s a customer focussed IT leader with 20 years multi-industry experience in brining together people, process, systems and data.
Barry Dow, Group People Director
Barry joined us at the start of 2022, following a long career in HR leadership roles in the retail and hospitality sectors. He brings experience from a variety of big brands including Ann Summers, KFC and The Body Shop. He is responsible for leading all areas of our HR function, including Learning & Development and Attraction & Resourcing.
Jon Chambers, Chief Financial Officer
Jon joined us in the summer of 2023, bringing a wealth of experience built over an impressive career in audit, group finance, commercial finance and financial controller roles in a broad spectrum of industries. In his role he helps shape new opportunities for future growth, whilst working closely with our clients, partners, and shareholders.
Although our agencies operate independently, our internal culture is consistent across the group – and it’s one that fosters an inspiring and inclusive place to work. We empower all colleagues to do their best every day, helping them to realise their full potential in a company that they can be proud of.
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