Meet James Portsmouth, our Commercial Director

Building on success

“My brief is to build on the success of PDS and help develop new services for its clients. My career has taken me from the print industry through direct mail, and then into business-critical support services where I worked with clients in the financial, legal, and professional services sectors. I went on to lead the deployment of large global contract wins working with FMCG and pharmaceutical brands. I have travelled the world in my career and am now looking forward to being permanently based in Northamptonshire where I live.

Brand evolution

“I love brands that have evolved and stayed relevant over many years. Netflix began by posting out DVD rentals and has evolved into online streaming and then content creation. The Walt Disney Company first launched theme parks and has now become a huge global media business, owning vast studios including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, and successfully moving into subscription services with the launch of the Disney Channel. LEGO® re-invigorated its traditional bricks by collaborating with franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, and by diversifying into the film industry.

Inspirational thoughts

“I have always enjoyed my work and I know that having a passion for what they do drives the team at PDS. The best piece of advice I have ever been given comes from a quote by Mark Twain who said, “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I have been inspired by Bill Gates who has a never-ending desire to soak up knowledge and make the world a better place.”

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