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Push Entertainment

Push is focussed on delivering technical
solutions that make sense to business people.

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Push Entertainment

Push is focussed on delivering technical
solutions that make sense to business people.

PUSH ENTERTAINMENT

Push is focussed on delivering technical
solutions that make sense to business people

ABOUT US

Established in 2005 by Simon Scott and Ian Shurmer.

Push Entertainment is a specialist provider of digital products and services, primarily targeted at the music and entertainment industries. 

Our passion is to work with our clients, share their vision, understand their business problems and then deliver the appropriate solution using a best of breed technologies.

These are backed up by our support team, including out of hours critical support when needed.

This melding of business understanding and solid technical delivery is the key differentiator behind our success and allows us to bring fresh inspiration to the digital products and services we offer.

Push works with global entertainment brands including Universal, Disney, Sony & Penguin. We enjoy central contracts with both Universal Music and Sony Entertainment to provide WordPress and consumer loyalty services.

OUR STAFF

Our team have been at forefront of the digital entertainment industry since 1995 and have been responsible for marketing and e-commerce initiatives that have touched over 10 million consumers.

OUR SERVICES

SIMON SCOTT

FOUNDER

Simon has been at the forefront of the digital entertainment industry for 15 years. Following a successful IT sales career at Computacenter PLC, he founded AMX Digital in 1995 and was responsible for several firsts including the first ever live webcast.

He was also named one of Britain’s New Media Brats by Media Guardian and was in Internet Magazines first Top 50 business leaders.

During a second spell at Computacenter he founded The iGroup, their e-business division, before spending time in Silicon Valley as VP Strategic Markets at Intertrust, where he devised and managed the Daft Club in conjunction with Daft Punk and EMI Records.

He founded Push Entertainment Ltd in 1995 with Ian Shurmer.

IAN SHURMER

FOUNDER

Ian has over 15 years of digital marketing experience for the Music and Entertainment industries.

Following a degree in marketing, Ian worked at AMX digital as head of Music & Entertainment a position he held for 5 years. During this time he managed accounts including Pepsi Co, Time Warner, Sanctuary Group & the BPI along with delivering some industry firsts including webcasts from the Royal Albert Hall to adding the first enhancements to UK chart compliant CD’s.

After the acquisition of AMX by Havas Group,  he held a similar position before moving to consult with the iGroup and  WorldPop before co-founding IDIL.

He then went on to found Push Entertainment Ltd alongside Simon Scott.

LAWRENCE WILLIAMS

CTO

Lawrence is responsible for all technology and operations and is experienced in Programme Delivery, Operations & IT Transformation, delivery planning, commercial management and resource management.

With a highly technical background (PhD Computing Architecture at Edinburgh) and extensive management experience Lawrence has driven the detection of end-user digital content as well as enabling mature change and run processes at Push.

Prior to joining Push, Lawrence worked in Accenture’s UK Technology Consulting practice – specialising in IT planning and post-merger integration.

Lawrence has also held roles at Sun Microsystems, British Nuclear and CERN.

PAUL FERNIHOUGH

WORDPRESS PLATFORM LEAD

Paul is responsible for day to day operations of the Push WordPress Platforms, which successfully carry over 400 high profile and highly trafficked artist websites for our clients.

He heads a team of dedicated technical and support staff, ensuring SLA targets are met as well as driving continuous change through agile development methodologies.

Following a successful career change from Physics to Software Development , Paul has rapidly progressed through all areas of web based development and infrastructure – from frontend websites and productised widgets through to backend API services and onto enterprise level scalable cloud based hosting solutions.

BILL GRETTON

FINANCE & COMMERCIAL

Bill is responsible for commercial analysis, forecasting and accounting across all companies in the Push Media Ventures portfolio.

After studying Mathematics at Oxford he joined IBM as a Systems Engineer, followed by Sales and Commercial management roles with Computacenter and Computer 2000.

As MD of Ingram Micro UK he was part of the IPO team, then at the Mobile distribution and services company Brightpoint he led their EMEA region. Later VP Business Affairs at the Magex micro-payments and DRM start-up he helped close a then European record £60m VC investment.

Extensive travel has included periods living in France and Australia where he ran his own business. Following time as a 24×7 carer, and studying Molecular Biology at the OU, he joined Push full time in 2008.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Push is focussed on delivering technical solutions that make sense to business people.
We’d love to talk about how we can provide you with a reliable, secure platform solution.