A look back on 25 glorious years!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been around for a-quarter of a century. It feels like only yesterday that our CEO Stephen Watson called Action! on Corporate Television Networks. And when we opened the vaults to look at what we’ve been doing all this time, we were amazed - and amused - at what we found. We’d like to invite you on a little ‘scroll’ down memory lane, to enjoy some of the achievements and anecdotes that make up our rich 25-year history.

Like the Premier League that also turns 25 in 2017, we are at the top of our game. As the business has grown, so too has our ambition. Launching two exciting new brands under the ctn group (embolden and The Leadership Agency) means we can think bigger and smarter. It means we can provide our clients with seriously creative communications to engage the most challenging of audiences.

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Seriously creative communications. It’s what we do. Bold approach, expansive thinking, powerful storytelling. We challenge convention. It takes a certain attitude, creativity, action and hard work. And we’re not afraid of hard work; it’s in our genes.
In a world that’s moving and changing at breakneck speed, we exist to nurture, protect and enhance reputations. We help conceive, create, coach and counsel the compelling communications that underpin successful leaders. We work with people leading business, in public life, and those campaigning for change.

Stephen Watson

Stephen has a background in media and politics and has spent his career advising on communications and reputation.

He’s a former BBC News and Current Affairs producer. He founded ctn group and established The Leadership Agency. He works predominantly with individual leaders and their leadership teams, advising on communications strategy and coaching personal impact skills. He’s a frequent public speaker and retains an interest in political campaigning and international relations. He’s chairman of the British-German Association and serves as an Honorary Officer and advisor to the Royal Navy.

Heidi Mallace

Heidi has a unique and in-depth understanding of reputation management. She has been driving outcomes and working in the industry for over 15 years. From managing your online presence to crisis management, Heidi knows the advice to give and how to make things happen.

As a Director of The Leadership Agency and as a Board member of ctn group Heidi advises individuals and leadership teams on developing their communication skills and long-term reputation strategies.

She began her career at Brunswick before joining Project Associates, a strategic communications consultancy. She then headed up Special Projects and the London office for reputation.com, a Silicon Valley-founded company which pioneered the online reputation management industry.

Sheena Dunne

Sheena combines her knowledge of business operations and challenges, with strategy and execution to find the best creative communications solutions to meet business objectives.

Project management, marketing, campaigns, production, ops. Sheena does lots of stuff and has been doing it for almost 20 years’, all over the world, both client and agency side.

Sheena project managed a global event for 2000 employees including multi location simultaneous live events, webcasts & live TV Studio Broadcasts.

Sir Michael Lockett KVCO

Sir Michael Lockett KVCO is an advisor to some of the world’s most extraordinary and influential leaders, corporations and institutions across the globe and is a Partner at ctn group. Starting his career in advertising, Michael has been creating stand-out moments and managing reputations for over 30 years. 

During his career, he spearheaded the hosting of Britain’s Presidency of the EC, the worldwide re-launch of British Airways and the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony. He was director of the Golden Jubilee Concerts at Buckingham Palace in 2000 and has worked with the office of HRH the Prince of Wales since 2004. Sir Michael was the Chief Executive of the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant and chaired the companies which handled both the Royal launch of The Shard, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  In September 2012, he was knighted by the Queen for his work on the Diamond Jubilee. 

He sits on the board of GEMS education and Populus and is a Trustee of International Rescue committee and of Oracle Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding research into head and neck cancers.

Lord Watson of Richmond CBE FRTS

Lord Watson has been a leading broadcaster, businessman, academic, author, politician and adviser to some of the world’s most influential leaders for over 40 years.

Lord Watson is a Partner at ctn group and has been at the forefront of the communications industry throughout his career. He was formerly Chairman of HAVAS Media UK, European Chairman of Burson Marsteller and was Head of Media at the European Commission.

As a former President of the Liberal Party, Alan is an active member of the House of Lords and has sat on a number of select committees on the European Union.

Alan holds a range of visiting and honorary posts and doctorates at universities in Britain and abroad and is a High Steward of Cambridge University.

Hubert Rodrigues

Hubert oversees the financial well-being of the company and its employees.

Financial stability is key to cultivating fertile ground for ambitious and creative solutions for our clients.