Big picture - Why invest in Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc Snapshot
Founded by Stephen Streater in 1998, Forbidden Technologies is based on a 20-year heritage in video and broadcast technologies.
FORscene, Forbidden's flagship product, is the world's most advanced web-based editing system. Simple enough for producers and directors, yet responsive enough for editors, FORscene enables professionals to collaborate on video projects anytime, anywhere.
AIM listed since February 2000, we aim to create value for our shareholders by continually working to develop and enhance our product portfolio. This allows us to take advantage of what our target markets, customers and prospects need, thus developing the profile, appeal and uptake of Forbidden Technologies products.
FORscene provides professional editing tools in a SaaS (Software as a Service) package for all video industries including Broadcast post production, News and Corporate Professional environments.
FORscene’s video platform allows you to take advantage of Cloud computing by enabling the centralisation of material and collaboration in workflows.
SaaS with flexible monthly pricing through seat licences offers significant savings in time and budgets.
- Management of media through an online directory
- Connection through any web browser from anywhere
- Monitoring usage to ensure productivity
- Control of access to media via individual user settings
- Savings in training time and storage costs
- Upload video from your computer or mobile
- Simple to use, easy to learn
- Storyboard and timeline editing
- Access anywhere, anytime
- Frame accurate
- Real time cuts, fades and dissolves
- Video and audio levels
- Subtitles, pan & zoom
Vic Steel - Chairman
Victor Steel has held a series of senior roles including deputy chairman of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute (NAAFI), a non-executive director of Eidos plc, chairman of European Leisure plc, Mansfield Brewery plc, Woolworths plc and Superdrug. His career includes having been an executive director of Kingfisher plc, Guiness plc and the Beecham Group plc. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has wide ranging experience in international business.
Stephen Streater - Chief Executive
Stephen Streater started his public company career as a founder of Eidos plc where his positions included Managing Director and Director of Video Technology. Stephen founded and successfully floated Forbidden Technologies plc where his combination of expertise in technology, business and finance has been instrumental in the creation of this exciting and technically vibrant company. Stephen's visionary approach can be controversial at times and he enjoys presenting his revolutionary ideas to public audiences, both at exhibitions and in the press.
Jonathan Lees - Finance Director
Jonathan is an experienced finance director of listed and private equity backed entrepreneurial SMEs within technology enabled sectors. His first main board Finance Director role was at Eidos plc, later taking similar roles at DCS Group plc and First Artist plc. More recently he co-founded Duet Partners Limited, a corporate advisory firm that provides capital raising, M&A, strategic advisory, and interim executive services to high growth technology enabled businesses.
Jason Cowan - Business Development Director
Jason was born and lived in South Africa until 2010, where he worked in the broadcast production and post production industry for 17 years. He worked his way up from on location filming on local and international productions across Africa to senior management roles in post facility companies including three years as Managing Director of Traffic Corporate Media Communications. He moved to the UK in 2010, at which point he joined Forbidden as Commercial Manager.
Aziz Musa - Marketing and Consumer Products Director
Aziz, who is a Warwick Business School MBA graduate, has worked in marketing for over 12 years, having held positions at Lastminute.com, Reed Elsevier plc, Skills Market Ltd and Photobox Ltd. Most recently, Aziz worked as digital director at Pegasus Public Relations before joining the Company in May 2014 to work on the development of Forbidden’s consumer facing products.
David Main - Director
David is currently a Director of Talisman Management Limited, a management advisory company for private equity groups. He brings experience in retail, consumer and B2B services sectors, as well as technology experience to the board of Forbidden. Previously he was Chief Executive of Swets Information Services for four years, a global media business providing services to publishers and libraries around the world. He has held a key board position with Gus Home Shopping, the largest home shopping company in the UK, and was also a partner with Bain & Company in the UK and North America.
Information taken from Company website 09.05.2013
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