Nick de Villiers – CEO and Founder
Nick has an absolute passion for business and set his first business up at fourteen years of age. Since graduating from Manchester Business School, he has worked in the Communication industry for the last sixteen years. In that time, he has received several company and industry awards, such as the coveted “Distinction” award for outstanding sales and marketing, for an unrivalled three times. His role model dedication to exceeding targets and setting new levels of sales performance has built his own personal brand. He is one of the most well known communication professionals in the United Kingdom.
Nick has worked for global brands, including Orange and BT. In his various roles, he has led international teams on some of the largest communication deals in the world. He has been trusted to work at Executive level with brands such as British Airways, British Petroleum and Shell. He has also worked at Executive level with a large percentage of the FTSE 100 and SME businesses. Nick has a deep understanding of how to build and deliver tailored marketing and sales plans.
Nick’s passion for delivering the right communication services to businesses of all sizes has meant that he has taken the natural step to build his own company and brand. He founded deVilliers Communications in 2014 which has been growing at a rapid rate, with consistent 100% growth year on year. His experience in sales and marketing and working closely with companies across the majority of sectors for nearly two decades, means that under his leadership, deVilliers Communications is able to deliver the most effective communications in the most professional way.
He has also been a Director at JdV Sport since 2015 with his sister Jill which specialises in golf, events and luxury travel experiences, learn more here: jdvsport.com
Jill de Villiers – Vice President of Brand & Sponsorship/Influencer Marketing
Jill is Nick’s sister and has worked for several international global brands, such as Sky Sports and Your Golf Travel. Jill received her Sports Marketing degree from Leeds University and brings a wealth of business and brand knowledge to our clients. Her unique knowledge of campaign management, brand positioning and brand representation gives our clients new thinking in developing their brands in the most effective way. This experience has been built up over the last fifteen years working within the sports and luxury brand sectors. Jill’s tremendous knowledge of UK and international markets adds the highest level of strategic management and consultancy to our communications portfolio.
Along with these skills, Jill has presented on TV, video and at client events across the UK and internationally. Her public speaking and ability to interview senior executives, celebrities and professional sports people sets her apart in delivering unique content. Jill also has a understanding of how to get the best results from media work and works closely with our clients on their media strategy.
With her strong sports marketing background we can offer tailored services to help raise brand touch points through sport and provide a unique view for our clients. Jill is one of the most well known people within the worldwide golf industry and represents several luxury brands. Jill founded JdV Sport in 2009 which provides a range of exciting services in the sports and luxury industries, JdV Sport can be visited here http://www.jdvsport.com She will also be heading up our sponsorship and influencer marketing division which complements her knowledge of brand alignment and brand positioning.