Eric Newnham Named Serial Entrepreneur of the Year
Win Crowns Outstanding Year for Talon Outdoor CEO
Talon Outdoor CEO, Eric Newnham, was last night named Serial Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The awards, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London, saw 17 British entrepreneurs being recognized in their respective categories, with Newnham honoured for his continuous efforts to devise innovative and future-facing ideas, for both new and existing businesses.
The announcement comes at the end of an extremely successful year for Newnham and Talon Outdoor. The agency has continued to grow since January’s announcement it would take over as Omnicom Media Group UK’s new specialist Out of Home agency. After continued investment in the OOH industry’s leading personnel, it was recently announced that it had also been appointed as John Ayling & Associates’ outdoor agency. Additionally, the company ends the year boasting an impressive client roster which includes McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s, Sony Pictures and Google.
Newnham has worked relentlessly on various ventures since leaving Kinetic in 2012 – as well as being CEO of Talon Outdoor, he has also invested in a number of digital agencies and created an angel investment fund that has invested in 26 start-up digital businesses, including Blis Media.
Newnham, who was nominated alongside Jake Hayman, Lawrence Mallinson, Mark Howling and Neil Barnfather, said of the award ‘This is a huge honour and concludes an outstanding 12 months for the whole Talon team. It may be my turn in the spotlight tonight but make no mistake, the reason Talon is emerging as the UK’s most future-facing, digitally-led and innovative OOH specialist is down to the very exciting, talented people who work there. Here’s looking to us all doing even more in 2014.’