News and noteworthy links for Adrian’s Companies

As Chairman and owner of DM plc, Adrian Williams is often called upon to comment on behalf of the group.

Campaign Live article – September 2009
Data players DLG and PDV ‘back in profit’ after cost cutting by parent DM plc

In a statement to the Stock Exchange DM plc said a reduction in the overheads of DLG and PDV meant that “both businesses [are] now profitable and considerably ahead of the timetable set out in the initial turnaround plans”.

Adrian Williams, Chairman, said “With the acquisitions of DLG and PDV we have now diversified the Group into the influential online direct marketing and customer lifestyle sector which will provide the Group with new growth opportunities and will allow us to offer an integrated service to a wide of customers”. Adrian Williams added that the restructure of DM plc’s operations to integrate the profitable areas of the business from DLG and PDV meant that the Group was “well placed to benefit from any upturn in marketing activity when it occurs”.

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/data-players-dlg-pdv-back-profit-cost-cutting-parent-dm-plc/938078

 

Campaign Live article – October 2010
DLG returns to postal surveys

Lead generation and lifestyle data company DLG is to launch a new paper survey, adding to its online and telephone survey programmes.

As pioneer of telephone consumer surveys, DLG has been supplying responsive lifestyle data to direct marketers for over twelve years. DLG’s ongoing Lead Generation survey program is already unrivalled in the UK for both volume and quality, with over 4.5 million new survey responses captured every year.

Following on from the success of DLG’s online and telephone survey programs comes the launch of a new paper survey. This innovative Consumer Research Poll will add an additional 1 million highly responsive consumers to DLG’s portfolio.

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/dlg-returns-postal-surveys/1036425

 

Campaign Live article – September 2010
DLG to relaunch RDP lead generation programmes

DM plc’s Data Locator Group is to relaunch Response Direct Publishing’s offline lead generation catalogues and card decks next year after buying RDP’s assets out of liquidation. These offline programs complement DLG’s existing online lead generation programs and the acquisition and integration is fully in line with DLG’s strategy to deliver the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality lead generation and data services.

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/dlg-relaunch-rdp-lead-generation-programmes/1030466

 

Birmingham Post article – May 2013
DM plc’s delight at £9m buyout

The AIM listed company has acquired Dodd Marketing Limited to form an operation which will have an overall turnover estimated at just under £20 million.

Adrian Williams, chairman of DM, said “The acquisition of Dodd Marketing Limited is part of our aggressive growth strategy aimed at increasing the critical mass of the business and enhancing shareholder value. The deal not only achieves our fundamental objectives of enhancing our earnings potential and providing operating cash flow to the business, but also brings further database management skills and associated list brokerage revenue in-house.”

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/dm-plcs-delight-9m-buyout-3985060

 

DM plc – Report for year ended 31 December 2017 by Adrian Williams (Chairman)

Generating a dividend income of £50k, our investment activities in the UK equities market have once again been very successful, with £1.1M of recognisable capital value gains within the year.
Our group’s net cash position has a £4,715k surplus, due to the success of our equity investments. This is an increase of 41%.

The pre-tax loss in 2016 of £101k has improved to a profit of £723k, (excluding losses on disposal and goodwill impairment). The group’s cash position remains strong, the net cash surplus increasing to a combined total of £4,715k (2016: £3,353k (after deducting any bank debt from the group’s total cash, plus realisable financial investments held at fair value). Full details can be found at:

http://www.dmplc.co.uk/announcements.html