Our Team
John Martin St. Valery
John has over 20 years’ experience working in the region, having established the award-winning and regionally recognised professional service firm Links Group.

Links became part of the global professional services firm Equiom in 2016.

As well as assisting a diverse portfolio of businesses in a non-executive capacity; since 2017 John has given his time to leading the region’s go-to British Business Group (BBG) in a voluntary capacity.

Jack Martin St. Valery
Managing Director
Jack runs the business on a day-to-day basis and is building an experienced team through external and internal consultants.

His expertise lie within the hospitality sector, attending Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) for three years. Thereafter Jack spent time between Geneva and London, working in Sales and Business Development with premium brands such as MCI Group, Virgin Group and latterly Commercial Manager at Altitude London. Constantly working to a Swiss standard of service which is embedded within the JacksonMSV brand.

Joe Ives
Director - Business Advisory
Before joining Jackson MSV Joe worked as Operations Supervisor and Consultant at Links Group. Joe’s expertise lies in UAE market entry and he has played an integral part in many new company formations and high-profile company acquisitions. Over the past three years Joe has built key relationships within Dubai Government and government agencies to enable him to source key information and accurately advise business owners on the most efficient structure for their UAE business. Before moving to Dubai Joe spent seven years as a police officer in the UK.
Jerry Parks
Non-Executive Director
Jerry is a partner at international law firm Taylor Wessing. He practised with a major London law firm before moving to Dubai in 1997.

He heads the real estate team of Taylor Wessing Middle East based in Dubai, UAE. Alongside property work, his areas of expertise include company structures, corporate governance and risk management. Jerry acts for a broad range of clients including multinationals, UAE based corporations, high net worth investors and high-profile individuals.

Alec Mason
Non-Executive Director
Alec can point to 25 years’ experience in financial services where he has worked with the most significant global institutions in the payments and transaction banking space.

His resume includes holding senior management positions at such names as JPMorgan, Citi, Barclays, Ernst & Young, Mastercard and American Express.

The value Alec delivers to the JacksonMSV model derives from his vast and extensive background in Business Development and Relationship Management with multi-national corporations.

Cris Martin St. Valery
Non-Executive Director
Cris has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing having held senior managerial positions with Virgin Media and latterly running his own consultancy business specialising in communications. Based in the UK he has extensive knowledge of the UAE market having advised Links Group on strategic relationship management for a number of years. A non-practising Barrister and broadcaster, Cris is also a regular contributor on UK television having worked on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Eurosport.
JacksonMSV is a British owned and managed business, established in Dubai in 2016.

From our offices in The Fairmont Dubai, we provide an exclusive service for a distinctive ecosystem of professionals, to empower them to operate self-sufficiently on-shore in Dubai, and to thrive in their respective fields with autonomy.

As part of this ecosystem, our independent professionals have access to:
  • VAT compliance and invoicing
  • Residency solution if required
  • Market intelligence, access and introductions
  • Premium office space and meeting facilities at The Fairmont Dubai
  • Administrative, secretarial services and support structure
  • Exclusive event opportunities and automatic British Business Group membership

As a company made in Dubai, which combines British heritage with Swiss standards of service, and many years of UAE experience, JacksonMSV is also a proud pearl sponsor of the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates, and work closely with government departments and leading professional service firms.


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Experience a trail of art installations by world-renowned artists at The World’s Greatest Showcase of Human Brilliance & Achievement;

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Majority of UAE residents feel Expo 2020 will boost economy - report https://gulfbusiness.com/majority-of-uae-residents-feel-expo-2020-will-boost-economy-report/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Dubai airport remains the worlds busiest hub for international passengers; http://ow.ly/vlQx50yeULa

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The ease of doing business in region means the UK is set to look elsewhere initially, but Middle East deal will remain on the table;


Chairman @johnmsv provided comment to @GulfNews on a post Brexit view for UK companies in the UAE and those looking for new markets to export: https://gn24.ae/95b33d795d0f000

#Dubai waives certain government service fees to lower living costs


JacksonMSV are proud to work with @BBGOnline - the leading business group in the region providing members access to early business opportunities, market intelligence and introductions to existing members.
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Under new directives, 12 integrated residential councils will be formed as meeting points for UAE citizens.

The 3 key things expats want from working;

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Brexit to pave the way for a new partnership with the Middle East;

[email protected]: "We will celebrate the accomplishments of the last 50 years. Thanks to the efforts of #UAE citizens & residents, as well as all those who have contributed to its success & prosperity, #Expo2020 will mark the start of a new 50-year phase of leadership & achievements."

UAE economy set to expans by 2.2% this year; http://ow.ly/JV7350y5oZl

This 5 year visa will not only support tourism activity, but will also reflect positively on the national economy, and the retail and hospitality sectors in particular; http://ow.ly/UFGp50y5oY1

Middle East is a beacon of progressiveness of for pushing sustainability to result in a positive corporate footprint; http://ow.ly/tKaX50y52jJ


Networking is a dynamic channel to find future business opportunities, 2020 is set to be a busy year;

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1,969 new companies registering in DMCC- a strong signal of investor confidence in Dubai;

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Contact us

  • +971 4 344 3977
  • Fairmont Dubai, Office 2504, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O.Box 124723, United Arab Emirates
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