About Us

Archie Humphries - Director

With more than 20 years experience in media and advertising, Archie has built a level of expertise that ensures client expectations are always considered, but more importantly always met. Over the past 13 years Archie has built up sales and sponsorship teams in the live events and awards sectors.  These have included large consumer events (both in the UK and overseas), smaller niche trade events and industry awards. The past 8 years have been firmly focused on financial events and awards for Archie - firstly at MSM Media and then AJ Bell Media.


In 2012, whilst in charge of all events, conferences and awards at MSM Media, Archie had an idea to launch the UK Forex Awards.  Since their inception, the UK Forex Awards have gone on to become firmly established as one of the leading and most respected awards businesses in the FX sector. Alongside the UK Forex Awards Archie was also tasked with delivering the extremely popular and respected Shares Awards as well as the UK Stock Market Awards.

Mike Boydell - Director

Mike has had considerable experience as a senior executive in a number of business sectors.  He has had hands on experience of building businesses which have subsequently been sold or listed on the London Stock Exchange.


In 1999 Mike co-founded ADVFN Plc (the world's leading private investor website) becoming Managing Director. The business was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2000.


In 2002 Mike left ADVFN and joined MSM Media, the established publisher, as Managing Director. He created MoneyAM, an online news and financial  and forex data portal, which complimented their established weekly magazine ‘Shares’ and  their Financial Awards & Events business. In 2012, AJ Bell (the well-known financial services business) bought MSM and Mike became Managing Director of AJ Bell Media.  AJ Bell successfully listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, at a market capitalisation of £651m.

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