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.


Today UAE aid plane carrying approx 10 tons of medical supplies landed in Italy to assist in combating COVID-19.

Initiative is part of UAE's commitment to support countries affected by the outbreak + bolster global efforts to curb virus spread.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Thank you to all medical professionals! We are offering 1000 free 1-night stays to medical workers, across our Dubai properties.

email your UAE medical ID and contact to [email protected] by 30th April 2020. Offer valid until December 2020.

This morning 345 British travellers left on an evacuation flight to the UK. Great work by everyone involved.

3 new Covid-19 drive through test centres to open in Dubai, and it will only take 5 minutes;

Dubai-based Precise is currently producing 1,500 3D-printed face shields every day in a bid to help fight the coronavirus pandemic https://www.arabianbusiness.com/healthcare/444323-coronavirus-dubai-based-company-producing-1500-3d-printed-face-shields-daily

To ensure business continuity of companies and providing them the support they need are critical to the Dubai economy’s ability to successfully overcome the crisis;

With the airports temporarily shut Fly Dubai will send British Citizens home;

Coming together as a community and supporting each other- Cafu to provide ambulances with free fuel for the next 2 weeks:
https://www.arabianbusiness.com/energy/444105-coronavirus-cafu-to-deliver-free-fuel-to-dubais-ambulance-fleet?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=[email protected]jacksonmsv.com

Join the BBG and BBG Member @thefrygroup on Tuesday 24th March at 8am-10am for a free webinar event with an overview of the Chancellor's Budget speech with an opportunity to ask questions. Register through our web site for free: https://lnkd.in/fJpMn8Q
#ukbudget2020 #tax #ukinuae

Happy to be an Ambassador to break the chain of COVD-19 #member4member British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG) JacksonMSV Ltd #trustedfamilyfirm https://lnkd.in/fV26bKN

Dubai supports small and medium businesses enterprises by postponing rent payments for 6 months, refunding security deposits & guarantees, cancelling fines for companies & individuals for the remainder of the year;

Here is a reminder of how to make the most of your BBG membership from Chairman John Martin St. Valery. If you have a product or service that would be beneficial to our membership of British businesses, please contact us at [email protected] for ways of taking the BBG stage!

Dubai to extend sterilisation programme to April 5th, stay home & stay safe: http://ow.ly/YkCv50yYOnT

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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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