John Davy is a very successful and highly regarded entrepreneur in the leisure sector who developed the Jongleurs brand to become the most respected comedy brand in the UK. Starting from one club in London Battersea he negotiated the successful roll-out to eight clubs and a £25m media company.
John has a clear understanding of the consumer and why they follow and continue to support a brand. He built up the Jongleurs comedy club chain with sales of £30m and sold the business at a valuation of £26m. Last year he bought Jongleurs back and has re-built the company with 10 franchised clubs, adding huge capital value.
He was a Non Exec Director of Party Gaming PLC – his main interest within that role was that of marketing and customer retention. His other business interests are shareholdings in a gastro pub company that he founded and a small cap stock brokerage in the city together with an extensive property portfolio which includes a dozen public houses in the West Country.
Passionate about brand and fast roll out strategies, Jongleurs expanded from two to eight clubs in two years, John is expertly rolling out the Jongleurs fanchise, owns several successful online businesses and consults on e-commerce and online customer journey.
John is a creative thinker whose clear, uncluttered mind allows him to understand his mentees objectives. He is also a lateral thinker able to develop systems out of nothing and enhance the development of his mentees aligning them to their goals. He has the ability to see the “big picture”, to unravel it and make it manageable.
John is able to make subjective skills into measurable objectives and has the ability to evaluate both the up and down side of every opportunity.
Above all John can offer his mentee rounded career advice from experiences across the board. He is trustworthy and committed with an uncanny ability to put things together that, to the untrained eye, seem disconnected but to him fit together as a whole like a jigsaw puzzle
You will find John to be passionate and exciting to work with, he will both challenge and encourage you and working with him will ensure you reach your goals in the quickest possible.
This is what some say about him:
“John has that rare talent of sophisticated strategic thinking coupled with easy to undertand plain talking”
“He took the scales from my eyes and suddenly everything became very clear – he is a genius”