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HISTORY

In 2010 Barry Gough, F1 Car Mechanic at BAR Honda, left to set up a new service with a dream to reimagine, and democratise, the approach to fan engagement.

Having worked with Teams and drivers including Simtek, Jordan’s and Walker Racing, he established Memento to provide a new service to F1’s international fan base. His vision was threefold: to deliver official memorabilia licensed by teams; to offer exclusive products signed by drivers and, finally, to develop a new concept.

Beautiful items, re-engineered and repurposed from the fabric of the sport, create a showpiece in any home.

Today The Memento Group works with clients from the NBA to ICC. And, of course, continues its growing partnership with Formula One, the world’s most followed sport.

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Barry Gough,
CEO

Former F1 and Indy Car Number One Mechanic and entrepreneur, Barry previously worked for a number of teams, with his last stint at BAR Honda and working with notable drivers including Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and Gil De Ferran. He has an innate understanding of both the industry and the fans, as well as a strong interest in the development of highly prized, exclusive, re-engineered gifts and memorabilia. Barry brings a unique blend of energy and rigour into his work to turn opportunities into commercial success for his clients.

John Wright,
Chairman & Partner

John is a highly versatile entrepreneurial business leader and active Board Member with over 20 years’ experience. Bringing an exemplary track record of success in start-ups and corporate business ventures, he has raised over £200 million on the Global Capital Markets. John adds many accomplishments under his belt, including the delivery of the most complex logistical time bound project in the world: the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Phil Danglidis,
Commercial Director

Phil is a senior industry leader in his field with an impressive track record of success, having previously handled global sport sponsorship accounts for clients including Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and Sahara Force India F1. Well-versed in sports licensing and merchandise, having worked in-house with leading sports brands including Puma, Red Bull, Adidas and Manchester United, he joined the The Memento Group as Commercial Director in 2018. Bringing a creative approach to business development, Phil develops and delivers the group's commercial strategy across all channels.

Matthew Thomas,
Creative Director

Gaining 20 years graphic design and production experience within the retail sector, Matt has worked with many high street brands such as Clarks International, New Look, Primark & Arcadia Group, having overseen the delivery of many international ‘through the line’ campaigns from design to art direction as well as creating strong in-house design teams along the way. Taking the lead role as brand guardian for the business, Matthew ensures implementation of appropriate and innovative ways to deploy Creative.

Tony Brookes,
Information Security Director

Former CEO of Virgin Business Solutions, Tony joined us with a background in big tech and global communications. Having led on a broad range of projects from delivery at London 2012 through to bespoke Information Security offerings, Tony now drives The Memento Group’s digital infrastructure. He spends his time on ensuring we meet exacting technical and security standards for our global brands and working with partners and suppliers. All this requires energy, tenacity and attention to detail, along with a good sense of humour.

Andrew Webb,
Non Executive Director

Working in the UK and across the world, Andrew has advised governments, private companies and joint ventures on strategy, fundraisings, debt financings in excess of £20bn, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructurings over a 25-year period. After seven years in industry with GEC, Andrew spent 25 years with Rothschild, including a period running a team in the US before returning to the UK as a Managing Director. Leaving Rothschild in 2017 he joined The Memento Group in December 2018 with a focus on helping to scale the business as it reaches into new sports verticals and new geographic territories.

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