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20 years; 20 communicators

To celebrate the Company of Communicators 20th anniversary we are profiling 20 Company members in the lead up to our big day.


Today we profile Jane Mitchell, Founder JL&M, Director at Karian and Box.



Career Highlights


  • 2021: IABC Fellowship awarded. Published in Ethics and Compliance Yearbook

  • 2020-present: IABC World Conference Chair

  • 2008 - present: Founding Director of Karian and Box Limited

  • 2006 - present: Founder JL&M Ltd. with clients including Serco, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, BT, BP, Anglo American, Cooperative Bank.

  • 1990 - 2006: Moving Picture Company (First 3-D animation corporate production) Hawkshead Limited (First ever £1m corporate production)

  • 1978 -1985: BBC Television - Tomorrow’s World, Grange Hill, Blue Peter

Why did you join the Company of Communicators?


Jane Mitchell: I was invited to apply by a highly respected colleague, Neil Griffiths, whose energy, passion and commitment is very infectious and who was I to resist? Having several friends that are Liverymen in a variety of other companies, I feel, particularly in the 21st century, that The Company of Communicators has a rightful place among them, and I believe that we can be a very strong force for good.


What benefits have you derived from joining?


Jane Mitchell: I have been a part of the company for less than a year, so it’s early days, particularly while I’m caught up with the IABC World Conference. So far it has been a gentle and remote introduction to an incredible group of people. I sense that we have much to do and our Gift of Communication session gave us just a glimpse of how we can support and guide our audiences in ways they had not thought possible.


What are the main challenges you are experiencing in communications today?


Jane Mitchel: Keeping up with the constant stimulation; social media channels, articles, blogs, podcasts, webinars, YouTube - it is absolutely endless. Once you choose to engage how do you find the stop tap? Determining the most relevant and informative methods for you is a skill - I’ve not mastered it yet.


If you are interested in joining the Company of Communicators, please click here


Members can book tickets for the 20th anniversary reception here