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Boldon James

Secure messaging software provider

A provider of secure messaging software for military, government and security customers, Boldon James helps to send highly confidential information across multiple sites and geographic jurisdictions.


Attracting business from overseas markets.

  • During the investment we strengthened the management team by introducing a new chairman.
  • We worked with management to invest heavily in sales and marketing.
  • These changes helped to extend the geographical footprint of the company and attract business in overseas territories such as Italy and Hungary. This enabled major contract wins including the UK Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence. International client wins have included the US Department of Defence and the German Bundeswehr. In 2007 Boldon James was sold to Qinetiq.


“Livingbridge understood our market and helped us transform the business from a national operation to a serious player in a global market.” 

Martin Sugden, Managing Director



Livingbridge backs the MBO and appoints chairman 


New sales director appointed and sales function restructured


Boldon James acquired by QinetiQ for £20m