Jason has been involved with the VMA since 2002, becoming Vice-Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2013. From the early days on the committee, he became involved in the VMA’s annual marketing awards, using his advertising sales skills developed in the early part of his career, maintaining relationships with sponsors and increasing the number of sponsors as the awards have developed.

After spending nine years as marketing manager for the Origin group, one of the country’s leading veterinary groups Jason now runs an independent sales and marketing consultancy JDM Ltd. Using insight gained from nearly thirty years in the industry JDM offer marketing support, event management, creative and sales support services. In addition, Jason also works with practices, keen to develop their business, maximise their potential, enhance their customers journey and revitalise their marketing output.

Experience: The Origin group is made up of leading veterinary and food production focused businesses. This includes Westpoint Farm Vets, Minster Poultry and Gamebird Vets, Biobest Laboratories, Kingshay Dairy Consultants, Farmacy, Farm Vets South West, Poultry Health Services and Garth Pig Practice. Jason worked at the group from 2009 to 2018 and played a pivotal role in the success, growth and development of this business.

Prior to his time at Origin he held the position of Account Director at RLH Ltd, one of the animal health industries leading advertising and marketing agencies. Before this he was Advertising Manager for United Business Media, publishers, at the time, of Dairy Farmer, Farmers Guardian and Farming News.