Market Leaders in Data Classification and Secure Messaging

Boldon James are the market leaders in data classification and secure messaging software. We give our clients confidence when it comes to controlling and protecting their data.

We are part of the QinetiQ group, a major UK plc and FTSE 250 company, and whilst our business has grown, our attitude to quality software development and customer service excellence remains the same. We pride ourselves in finding real solutions that work for our clients – whatever their challenge.

We have over 30 years’ experience in facilitating secure messaging and classifying data to protect against sensitive data leaks. We work with the world’s leading commercial organisations, system integrators, defence forces and governments, driving effective classification of all kinds of data within their existing software environments. We’ve worked on some of the world’s largest IT security software programmes, collaborating with our network of global partners.

We believe that involving users in assessing, managing and caring for your data makes your organisation stronger and able to compete with the best.

How we got here
How we got here

A subsidiary of QinetiQ, a $1 billion UK based plc, Boldon James trades internationally through a direct sales team and utilises the go-to-market expertise of global channel partners. Boldon James strives to continually develop to meet changing market demands and challenges.


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Boldon James are certified to ISO 9001, an internationally recognised quality management process which focuses on the development of products which satisfy customer’s quality requirements and comply with applicable regulations.

Cyber Essentials

Boldon James are Cyber Essentials certified helping to guard against cyber threats and demonstrating commitment to cyber security.

Who We Are

Boldon James strives to continually develop to meet changing market demands and challenges. Led by a Senior Management Team with extensive corporate experience and superior specialist knowledge in software development and data security, the company continues to focus on offering superior product capabilities. Our priority is giving our customers confidence in their data classification and secure messaging systems.

Martin Sugden Boldon James

Martin Sugden

Chief Executive Officer

Martin, former CFO for two LSE-listed organisations, has shaped Boldon James into the business it is today. Overseeing our management buy-out and the subsequent purchase by QinetiQ Martin has a passion and natural talent for business development which has led him to build a strong team to extend Boldon James’ success across the globe.

Bill Belcher

VP Americas

Bill Belcher brings 30 plus years of experience building sales teams, reseller channels and system integrator relationships to deliver best in class solutions across multiple market verticals. He is responsible for the Americas team with the goal of expanding the use of Boldon James Data Classification and Secure Mail solutions in enterprise, government and system integrator accounts.

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Richard Bailey

Development Director

Joining Boldon James in 1987 as a Software Developer Richard learnt the business from the ground up. A veteran in Software engineering, Richard drives product strategy and delivery of our Microsoft based messaging and data classification ranges.

Katherine Kay Boldon James

Katherine Kay

Finance Director

Katherine joined us in 1998 and took the helm of the Finance Team in 2005. Since then she has had the mammoth task of guiding us through an MBO and then the subsequent sale of Boldon James to QinetiQ.

Keith Vallance

Product Director

Messaging and IS Security expert with over 30 years’ experience at companies such as Messagelabs and Clearswift, Keith drives our product portfolio. Keith is responsible for continually looking for new ways we can help our clients protect their data.

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Paul Johnson

Vice President EMEA

Since joining Boldon James in 2010 and with global names such as Avaya, Lucent, Cabletron and Motorola under his belt, Paul has used his experience of over 20 years’ working across Europe to secure some of the biggest contracts in both the corporate and military markets.

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David Langton

VP Marketing & Alliances

With extensive commercial experience with organisations such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and BMW Group, it’s no surprise that David has proved himself integral to the team, identifying new channels to market and driving market awareness since joining us.

Boldon James Ltd, Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX, United Kingdom