Essential Information: AIM Rule 26

Essential Information:
AIM Rule 26

The information available in this section is being disclosed pursuant to Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

This information was last updated on 4 April 2019.

Business description

Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and distributes tools based on its world leading cloud video platform, Blackbird. This platform is the foundation of Forbidden’s core products, and is arguably the most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform available anywhere. Blackbird includes Blackbird Edge, for ingest, Ascent and Forte for editing, and Blackbird Player for JavaScript playback.

Listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden also partners with high-profile global media and technology organisations to extend the capability of its post production platform.

Details of Exchanges and Trading Platforms

The Company’s securities are not listed or traded on any exchanges or trading platforms other than AIM.

Details of any Restrictions on the Transfer of Securities

There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities

The company number is 3507286 and company VAT number is 744351440.

Country of incorporation

England, which is the main country of operation.

Corporate governance

The Company’s current Corporate Governance policies are listed in the report below, which was last updated on 4th April 2019:

Corporate Governance report


  • David Main
  • Ian McDonough
  • Stephen Streater
  • Stephen White
  • Jim Irving
  • Andrew Bentley
Meet our board

Shares in issue

295,486,199 ordinary shares of 0.8p. Percentage not in public hands: 46.9% (includes family interests and related parties). The holdings of Directors are listed below.

Directors' shareholdings

Stephen Streater64,485,71421.82%
Ian McDonough
(including family interests)
David Main1,035,7140.35%
Andrew Bentley30,0000.01%

Holdings above 3%

Miton Group plc57,766,72819.55%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc17,854,0006.04%

Report and accounts

View our Investor Relations.

EMI scheme rules

Download our EMI scheme rules.

RNS Announcements

RNS is both a regulatory and financial communications channel for companies to communicate with the professional investor. View our RNS Announcements

  • Adviser

    Broker and Nominated Adviser
    Allenby Capital Limited
    5 St. Helen's Place
    London EC3A 6AB
  • Adviser

    Blake Morgan LLP
    6 New Street Square
    EC4A 3DJ
  • Adviser

    Kingston Smith LLP
    Devonshire House
    60 Goswell Road
    EC1M 7AD

Takeover regulations

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.


Download our Memorandum and articles of association.

AIM admission document

Download our February 2000 AIM admission document.


Remuneration committee: David Main, Andrew Bentley, Jim Irving – to determine staff salaries and share option entitlements.

Audit committee: David Main, Andrew Bentley – to review financial issues and corporate governance.