About Us

At Panjango, we’re on a mission to transform the way the world learns by gamifying learning and giving it real world context. 

Our fun, educational and interactive tabletop games connect learning to life, help children to think about their future and better prepare them for life after school.

Our games are fun for all the family, or the classroom, as they help your children find their purpose and develop skills for their future.

Our Team

Jon Maiden
Co-Founder & CEO

Jon is formerly the Director of an arts education charity and a business consultant who has supported dozens of social enterprises to start and grow. Also formerly managed a school for blind and multiple disability children in South Africa and worked in schools around Poland for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

Joseph Leech
Co-Founder

Joseph is formerly an Education Officer for Sheffield City Council with a background in Careers Education and Guidance. He has many years experience working in a variety of educational contexts, and holds a Postgraduate Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG).

 

Neil MacDonald
Chair

Neil is formerly the Group CFO of Firth Rixson and AES Engineering and a Past Master Cutler of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. He has had an extensive portfolio of non-executive roles and is currently a private sector board member of the Sheffield City Region LEP, a governor at Sheffield Hallam University and Chair of the governing body of Sheffield Springs Academy.

Business of Brand (BoB) Group

We have recently partnered with BoB Group who are changing the way modern businesses operate. BoB’s high profile advisors, including Darren Shirlaw and Linzi Boyd, specialise in guiding businesses through rapid growth. BoB is born from a desire to build brands, grow businesses, impact industries and shift the world into a new era. BoB is creating a new business language, a coding system for growth, to inspire the next generation of world leaders.

 

 

Our Education Foundation

As a social purpose business we are committed to reinvesting a percentage of our profits back into activities that generate social benefit.

We will therefore gift 10% of our profits to a Panjango education foundation to deliver or fund activities with disadvantaged young people to reduce educational inequality.