Meet the team!
Grimes - JFMG Business Manager
Daniel gained extensive customer service and relationship management experience prior to JFMG running a start up business and developing teams for corporate organisations.
Outside of the office, Daniel can often be found at the gym, where he likes to set goals to achieve his best.
Beverley Holt – Operations Analyst
Beverley joined JFMG in August 2006.
Her role is primarily linked to the production, development and reporting requirements of JFMG. Beverley is also responsible for all financial reporting within the business.
Prior to joining JFMG, Beverley worked as a Loopstation Assistant at Turnkey/Media tools and as an Audio Editor for Hybrid Lab.
Beverley has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Maths, an Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering.
Beverley is currently studying a BSc in Biodiversity and Conservation.
Emily Jeffers – Personal Assistant
Emily joined JFMG in 2007. She works as a part-time executive assistant, supporting the JFMG Business Manager Daniel Grimes and his teams. She is responsible for managing Dan’s diary and administrating all meetings chaired by Dan. She also supports Dan and other members of staff with project work as this arises.
Emily worked closely with the executive team on JFMG’s successful bid for the Ofcom PMSE contract in 2010 and is supporting Dan with managing the team’s work on coming events
Before joining JFMG, Emily held various administrative positions in the civil service and media while completing her BA and MA studies.
Emily is a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique and also enjoys dancing and writing.
Philip Harris, MIET – Principal Engineer
Phillip has been working at JFMG since we were founded in 1997. He is a Principal Engineer working on the planning and deployment of enhancements to our website and back-office software, as well as maintaining our complex database system.
Phillip was a key player in the implementation of our 2012 Wireless Microphone check and the Channel 38 Look-up tool.
Before joining JFMG, Phillip held various engineering posts for 15 years with manufacturers of TV studio equipment and then for 9 years with ITV.
Phillip enjoys photography and visiting National Trust properties (often at the same time).
Craig Puddephatt – Infrastructure Architect
Craig also provides additional support as a spectrum planner and looks after major events when necessary. He has previously coordinated the Grand Prix and the 2007 Tour de France.
Craig has previously worked for Yorkshire Television and various broadcast equipment hire companies.
He has a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and Technology Specialist.
Craig’s interests include sport, music and literature.
Joy Wixley - Frontline Administrator
Joy joined JFMG in April 2012 as a Frontline Administrator. Joy administrates the licencing process and deals with customer enquiries and applications. Joy has an Advanced Diploma in Sound Engineering and Media Development, and has worked in varied backgrounds of sound engineering, event production, administration and customer services.
In her free time Joy enjoys photography, music and travelling.
Gregory Smith – JFMG Administrator
Gregory will be working alongside Joy in the JFMG Administrator roles. Gregory brings with him experience in sound technology and working alongside production companies and a very keen interest in supporting music and broadcasting events. Also with a wealth of customer service experience and a keen eye for detail, Gregory will be responsible for looking after day to day enquiries and management of applications and ensuring the best customer service levels for all.
O’Reilly, MIET – PMSE Field Engineer
Paddy worked closely with Ofcom Field Staff at the Royal Wedding, detecting unlicensed PMSE use and supporting them in enforcement activities. At the UEFA Champions’ League Final, Paddy supported the event Media Partner to ensure all PMSE requirements for a large broadcast, media and marketing contingent were met. He also provided a week-long on-site presence leading up to, and during the event to capture any last minute requirements, assist with system deployment and deal with any spectrum related issues.
Before joining JFMG Paddy led a team of spectrum planning engineers responsible for developing network plans for a wide range of technologies including UK terrestrial television digital switchover, a mobile TV network and 3G and GSM mobile networks.
Paddy’s three small children occupy a lot of his ‘free’ time but he is also a school governor for a small village school.When he has time, he enjoys riding his mountain bike or his Harley Davidson.
Jaydev Patel – Senior PMSE Spectrum Planner
Jay has been working at JFMG since 1999. As one of our PMSE Spectrum Planners he carries out spectrum management and coordination as well as frequency planning for major and standard events. Jay specialises in negotiating additional spectrum for Major Events.
Jay worked closely with stakeholders developing a plan for wireless video use at the Royal Wedding. He is also responsible for frequency planning at the Formula 1 Grand Prix, where he provides on-site attendance to support customers and Ofcom with frequency related issues. Jay specialises in spectrum planning for Motor Racing events.
Before joining JFMG, Jay worked as Communications and Technical Officer for the Metropolitan Police Service. He holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering.
Jay has a keen interest in driving and maintaining classic cars from the 70’s and 80’s. His other interests include Music Technology and playing the keyboards in bands.
Vitalis – PMSE Spectrum Planner
Des has worked at JFMG since 2000. He works as a PMSE Spectrum Planner, licensing and coordinating PMSE spectrum as well as planning frequency use at large and small venues across the UK.
Des plans spectrum for a range of events such as Wimbledon, the FA Cup Final and the V Festivals. He also worked on the spectrum plans for Canada Gate and Westminster Abbey during the Royal Wedding, which required meticulous planning to deal with the large frequency use in such concentrated areas.
Des has a BSc. in Applied Physics with Electronics and Computing and a MSc. Microwave Communications.
Des enjoys sports in his free time, watching football and going cycling
Freddie Cook – PMSE
Freddie joined JFMG in August 2011, as a Frontline Administrator to support the build up to the Olympics. He was promoted to PMSE Spectrum Planner in April 2012.
Freddie has a 2:1 degree in BSc (Hons) Media Technology.
In his spare time Freddie enjoys watching football, Ceroc, going to the cinema and eating in restaurants.