World-leading independent sports consultancy JTA received the honour of a second Queen’s Award in 2018, reflecting the company’s outstanding ability to sustain considerable export growth.
Established in 2008, JTA specialises in communications, brand building, international relations and public affairs in sport. JTA won its first Queen’s Award in 2014 after consistently winning retained new business with stakeholders at every level of the Olympic Movement and the global sports industry. JTA’s unrivalled client base includes International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees, bid and organising committees, sponsors and professional sports teams.
In November 2018, HRH The Duke of Kent presented staff at JTA with the “Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2018” at the company’s head office in Kent. JTA Founder and Chairman Jon Tibbs OBE welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent and the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, for the formal presentation of the award.
Reflecting on the award, Jon Tibbs said: “It was truly an honour to be presented with such a prestigious award from His Royal Highness in the office where JTA officially started 10 years ago. It was a truly special day for all the UK-based staff at JTA, and a reminder to everyone of the value of their dedication and hard work. JTA is incredibly proud to be recognised as a growing British exporter. We are driven by the excitement of new challenges in new parts of the world and we are determined to continue growing in markets we have yet to explore.”
To help accelerate further overseas growth, JTA has opened a new office in Beijing and plans to open one in Lausanne in the near future. However, the heart of JTA remains rooted in the local community, with its headquarters based in Kent, where the company was founded. The company’s fast-growing core client-facing team is based in JTA’s central London office, where a young staff is dedicated to sustaining JTA’s reputation as a world leader in the sports communication sector.