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Reaching potential

Today, I'm a mentor, chairman, coach, non-exec, networker and wise counsel to creative and creative services businesses all over the UK. My focus depends on the individual needs of the business and the team.

I help motivate and retain great people. I use common sense to identify strengths and opportunities for growth. I bring 40 years of experience setting-up, running, building and sometimes merging businesses. From new-joiners to the board room, I offer honest advice (and the reassurance that comes with a few grey hairs).

I combine ideas, advice, people and businesses to achieve a common goal.

- In September 2012 I was honoured to be one of the original inductees into the BIMA & The Drum Digital Hall of Fame alongside some of my own personal heroes.

- In January 2014, voted Networker of the Year in The Drum New Year Honours.

- In 2019 I was included in the New Digital Age 50 over 50

- In 2020, the year of Covid, I was awarded the Creativepool People's Choice, Creative Influencer of the Year

"Not the Manchester United defender/midfielder, although he really wishes he were. Phil Jones is in many ways the glue that holds the industry together. If there's someone he doesn't know, then they had better worry, as there's no one that can connect people within the marketing sphere across all disciplines like The Drum's longtime DADI awards chairman. With his regular Podge lunches growing in size each year across design, digital and sports - Jones has become the walking embodiment of what Linkedin strives to be - only Linkedin isn't as well connected. He's a top bloke too."
Gordon Young, The Drum