ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS
JAMES DRISCOLL - Director - Christopher Charles Properties Ltd
James has a background in the creation,
development and exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights in the
media/multimedia sectors. He is the creator of the award winning animated
children’s cartoon character Television series The Shoe People, which was first
broadcast on TV AM in 1987
From 1989 James was Chairman of Storm Group
PLC, a company that floated on the stockmarket in December of that year. The
company grew from one key commercial property (The Shoe People) to a business
that, via a build and buy strategy, had amassed a catalogue of over one hundred
hours of television by 1992. Included in the group’s assets were the ownership
of rights to television production, sales and distribution, licensing,
publishing and merchandising to 23 animated cartoon properties. These included Paddington
Bear, The Wombles, The Dreamstone, Astro Farm and Huxley Pig.
The Group also acquired and built two
leading trade magazine publishers who specialised in Intellectual Property
In 1994 the Group embarked on an additional
sports rights strategy and further grew the business via acquisition of a
number of sports related media assets. In 1996 The Group changed its name to
Caspian Group PLC and acquired Leeds United FC.
James stepped down from the Board but
remained as a consultant to the group.
In 1998 James joined the board of Sanctuary
Group PLC, the world’s largest independent music company. During his tenure the
Group’s turnover grew to £220m. James left the Group in 2006 to concentrate on
Since 2006 James has acted as a Consultant
to a number of new and emerging IP companies and has developed his own property
In 2010 James, together with his son Adam, formed
Christopher Charles Properties Ltd in order to acquire Park Attwood
Rehabilitation Centre. The site had an existing care planning extant for three
more new buildings in the grounds. In 2016 the Directors decided to apply for a
residential planning consent to convert the main building into five luxury
apartments, extend one existing house on the site and build four executive
homes in the grounds. Planning consent
was granted in 2017.
ADAM DRISCOLL - Director - Christopher Charles Properties Ltd
Adam acquired his first business in
1994 through a management buy-out and floated it as A4 Holdings plc on OFEX in
1996. Adam founded channelfly.com plc in early 1999. As Channelfly PLC
the company floated on AIM in 1999 and was a vertically integrated music
business. Following a management buy-out in 2003, the company returned to AIM
in December 2005 as MAMA Group Plc where Adam was co-CEO .
The company grew to
become one of the UK’s leading independent music businesses which
redeveloped, owned or operated over 20 live venues in the UK including London’s
Hammersmith Apollo and also engaged in the management of the careers of
over 100 artists, including Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand. The company
had annualised revenues of circa £50 million when it was acquired by HMV for
£46m in February 2010.
Adam left MAMA Group following the HMV
acquisition and joined the board of Chrysalis Plc, assisting the company in its
sale process to BMG Rights for £107m in November 2010.
From 2011 to 2013 Adam was involved in
a range of business consultancy activities. These included managing the career
of Sarah Brightman; advising an investment group on the development of their
music assets in China; working with Elite World, the owner of the world’s
largest modelling agency; and assisting Crowdsurge, a fast growing UK-based
ticketing business, with their successful fundraising.
Adam was a director Pulse Films until
its sale to Vice Media and is currently a director and shareholder at Vision 9
(Boardmasters Festival) and Punchdrunk Global, the immersive theatre company
with operations in the UK, USA and China.