Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

2012 was a milestone year for Phil Jones who was in pretty good company when Inducted to the Digital Hall of Fame 2012

The digital world couldn’t be further away from his 5 year apprenticeship as a compositor and his founding of typography specialists APT, which he grew to 100 staff during the 80’s before selling the business to a top Ad Agency.

His digital world started when he joined one of his ex APT staff Trevor Chambers at Real Time Studio in 1991 and they grew a team of ten to around 100 becoming one of the leading digital agencies in the UK before merging with DM agency Evans Hunt Scott where Phil became Vice Chairman & Operations Director of ehs:realtime (now HavasEHS) with 300+ staff in multiple locations.

Amongst his digital highlights was a ten year relationship with, and creating the first website for Canon and the online launches of the new MINI, The first Premier League website, Sport England website and the launch of England Fans for the Football Association. Creating the identities for UK Sport and UK Athletics were also achieved during this period.

Phil retired from full-time work and formed Real Time Consultancy in 2004 through which he acts as an advisor and mentor  for businesses in the creative, sports and digital space and enjoys organising annual lunches for the design, digital and sports communities,, and And as a Mancunian he was proud to launch which takes place in Spring at Harvey Nichols Manchester.

Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Ben Wyatt

Head of Communications
Red Bull Racing

Mark Brayton

Marketing Director

Anna Rafferty

Global Director: Digital Marketing, Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide

Tom Head

Co-Founder & Director

Marcus Foley

Managing Director
This Is Tommy LTD

Paul Smernicki

Co-founder / Artist Manager
Restless Natives

Beverley Sullivan

Guidelines Manager

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Mark Sherwin

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Digital Innovation Officer
HH Global

Peter Markey

Marketing Director

Pj Jones

Mallard and Claret

Darren Whittingham

Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer
Start Design

Viktorija Grigorjevaite

Co-founder & Ad photographer
Sane Seven

Chris Brown

Global Head of Digital
M&C Saatchi PR

Charlie Greenwood

Digital & Sponsorship Consultant For The Sports Industry

Trevor Chambers

Founder and Creative Partner
Fear No Space

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative EMEA

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
Canon Europe

Rebecca Brennan

Managing Director

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
BBC Studios

Katy Howell

immediate future

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

Director of Digital Marketing
Hakkasan Group

Alex Trickett

Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder

Thom Groot

Data & Digital Director
The AA

James Chorley

Group Creative Director

Paula Jago


Mike Flynn

Digital Marketing Entrepreneur

Sandra McDill

Global Digital Media

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer

Valerie Bounds

Head of Digital

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Hannah Matthews

Managing Partner

Melissa Ditson

Executive Creative Director

Des Johnson

Global Marketing Director
Castrol/BP Lubricants

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Callum Reckless

Founder & Managing Director

Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna

Group Creative Director