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Managing elite clients in Sport, Music, Drama, Comedy and Entertainment. We exist to discover and amplify voices, and to make things happen that otherwise would not - our definition of management.
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YMU Group (previous holding company names include Formation Group and James Grant Group) started in 2002 with a vision to become the world’s leading integrated management company for clients in Sport Music and Entertainment.

Sept 2002

Lyle Yorks establishes our first US office in Washington DC to create today’s North American soccer team

Mar 2008

James Grant Media joins the Group. Founded by Peter Powell and Russ Lindsay, this creates our Entertainment team in the UK

Jul 2014

Waterton Rugby Management joins, seeing Derwyn Jones become co-chairman for global rugby operations, expanding the Group’s Rugby and overall UK Sports team

Mar 2017

Deckstar joins the Group. Founded by Lawrence Vavra, Matt Colon, DJ AM, Steve Aoki and Paul Rosenberg, this creates today’s US Music team

Oct 2017

10 Management is acquired, bringing Take That to the UK Music roster

Aug 2018

Impact SM, founded by Rob Segal, joins the UK Sports Team

Oct 2018

YMU unifies all teams under one brand, set of values and beliefs

Neil Rodford (current CEO of the Group) and a small team of executives started out in the UK Football industry, representing an array of domestic and international professional football players

Sep 2007

Founded by Pat Savage, OJK joins the Group, creating our Business Management team in the UK

Dec 2012

Hall or Nothing, founded by Martin Hall, joins the Group to create today’s UK Music team

Oct 2015

James Grant Management Inc. is established, creating today’s US Influencer team. Set up by Vanessa Del Muro and Kim Perplies, it creates our first West Coast office in Los Angeles

Jul 2017

Founded by Shaun Longstaff, Top Marque Sports helps expand the UK Sports team and underpin the Group’s existing client Rugby roster

Nov 2017

Troika joins the Group. Founded by Michael Duff, Conor McCaughan and Melanie Rockcliffe, it creates today’s Drama & Comedy team in the UK

Sept 2018

Machine Management, founded by Iain Watt, joins the UK Music team

Dec 2018

Strike Management, founded by Chris Lomas, joins the UK Sports team

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YMU Group started in 2002 with a vision to become the world’s leading integrated management company for clients in Sport, Music, Drama, Comedy and Entertainment. The Group has had different holding company names historically, uniting under YMU in January 2019.

Sept 2002

Lyle Yorks establishes our first US office in Washington DC to create today’s North American soccer team.

Mar 2008

Led by Darren Worsley and Paul Worsley, this creates our Entertainment team in the UK.

Mar 2017

Deckstar joins the Group, led by Lawrence Vavra and Matt Colon. This creates todays US Music Division.

Aug 2018

ImpactSM, led by Rob Segal, join the UK Sport team.

Oct 2018

YMU unifies all teams under one set of values, beliefs and brand.

Dec 2018

Strike Management, led by Chris Lomas, joins the UK Sport team.

Neil Rodford (current CEO of the Group) and a small team of executives with a vision to make a difference for elite clients through being: Client First, Collaborative, Curious, Egoless and Courageous.

Sep 2007

Led by Pat Savage, OJK joins the Group, creating our Business Management team in the UK.

Oct 2015

James Grant Management Inc is established in Los Angeles, led by Vanessa DelMuro and Kimberley Perplies creating our Influencer Division.

Jul 2017

Led by Shaun Longstaff, Top Marque Sports helps expand the UK Sports team and underpin the Group’s existing client Rugby roster.

Nov 2017

Troika joins the Group, forming our UK Drama and Comedy Division.

Sept 2018

Machine Management, led by Iain Watt, joins the UK Music team.

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