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Directorate Change

Released 07:00 06-Jan-2020

RNS Number : 7475Y
SpaceandPeople PLC
06 January 2020

SpaceandPeople Plc

("SpaceandPeople" or the "Company")

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

SpaceandPeople, (AIM: SAL) the retail, promotional and brand experience specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Bird as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 6 January 2020.

Graham has recently been appointed CFO of Escape Hunt Plc, a global provider of 'escape room' experiences. He previously led the Strategic Public Equity Strategy at Gresham House Asset Management. Prior to this, he spent six years as a senior executive at PayPoint Plc, latterly as director of strategic planning and corporate development. He was also executive chairman and president of PayByPhone, a multi-national division of PayPoint operating out of Canada, the UK and France between 2010-2014. Between 2005 and 2009, he was head of strategic investment at SVG Investment Managers, the public equities team within SVG Capital plc. He joined SVG from JPMorgan Cazenove, where he was a director in the corporate finance department, including more than 3 years leading Cazenove's corporate finance business South Africa.  He was a non-executive director of Journey Group plc from 2007 until 2016, including periods as chairman of the audit and nomination committees, and acting chairman when Journey Group was subject to a successful takeover bid by private equity. He began his career at Deloitte, is a chartered accountant (ICAEW), holds an investment management certificate and has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Matthew Bending, CEO of SpaceandPeople, commented:

"We are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham as a director of the Company. We look forward to working with him to continue the development of SpaceandPeople in the years ahead."


The following disclosures in relation to the appointment of Graham John Bird, aged 50, are required pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships and partnerships:


Past directorships and partnerships held over the last 5 years:


Gresham House Strategic Public Equity Carry LP


365 ITMS Limited

Gresham House Strategic Public Equity Friends and Family LP


Gresham House Asset Management Limited


Littleroc Limited

Journey Group Plc



Graham has an indirect interest in the Company's shares through a 0.64 per cent. interest in Gresham House Strategic Plc which itself owns 3,162,500 SpaceandPeople shares.

No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information please contact:


0845 241 8215

Matthew Bending, CEO

Gregor Dunlay, CFO


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

0207 894 7000

David Foreman

Will Goode




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