World-leading independent communications and public affairs sports consultancy, JTA, is thrilled to have been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
JTA first won the award in 2014, following a record-breaking year in 2013. Since then, JTA has continued to grow its revenue and profits, with over 65% of this growth coming from export work with International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees, bid and organising committees, sponsors, and professional sports teams. This growth is aligned to the opening of a new JTA office in Los Angeles in 2016, the expansion of the JTA Design business in Alicante and the high number of retained international clients.
JTA Chairman Jon Tibbs was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours List for his services to international trade and the sports sector, as Chair of the [now] Department for International Trade Sports Economy Sector Advisory Group. His commitment to growing the UK’s export market is reflected in the ethos of JTA, where there is significant emphasis on finding opportunities in new overseas markets.
To help accelerate further overseas growth, JTA is in the process of opening new offices in Beijing and Lausanne. However, the heart of JTA remains rooted in the local community, with its headquarters based in Kent, where the company was founded nearly two decades ago. The company’s core client-facing team is based in a growing central London office, where a young staff is dedicated to sustaining JTA’s reputation as a world-leader in brand building, communications and international relations within the Olympic Movement and the wider world of sport.
JTA has celebrated a number of successes in the past four years, including being appointed in 2017 as part of a first-of-its-kind government-to-government agreement with Peru, to ensure the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games are delivered on time. In a memorable year for the company, JTA also helped the Los Angeles 2028 Bid Committee bring the Olympic Games back to California for the first time since 1984.
Reflecting on the significance of the award, Jon Tibbs said: “We are honoured to be recognised with a second Queen’s Award. It will serve as an added motivation in the years ahead, as JTA strives to maximise its contribution to the UK’s economic performance and cement itself as a key player in emerging markets all over the world.”
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