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BlueBolt appoints Jonathan Barson as Chief Operating Officer

Tue 15th Jan 2019

Production Guild company affiliate London based VFX specialist BlueBolt has expanded its management team with the addition of Jonathan Barson to a newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. In the role Barson will use his 30 years of management experience to oversee business operations and manage day to day operations.

Barson was the fourth employee of software giant, The Foundry, where he spent fourteen years successfully guiding the business through three changes of ownership and growing the company to 145 people with revenues of £15m. He then went on to build a management structure to oversee the sales, marketing and customer support function at Arnold developers, Solid Angle. He joins BlueBolt after 3 years at SBG Sports Software.

Award-winning visual effects company BlueBolt specialises in high-end visual effects for the film and television industry. The team has worked on many TV and film projects including ‘Johnny English 3’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ & ‘Taboo’.

CEO and co-founder Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor commented, "We founded BlueBolt 10 years ago and our work over the years has significantly scaled up. We have increased our management team in line with this and Jonathan’s expertise is perfectly placed to help nurture our close knit team’.