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 www.Diesel.com, and creating the first website for Canon www.Canon.co.uk 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, digitalpodge.co.uk, podgelunch.com and sportspodge.co.uk. And as a Mancunian he was proud to launch www.stodgepodge.com which takes place in Spring at Harvey Nichols Manchester.