CTN Group has been helping multinational companies, governments, NGOs and their leaders engage key audiences for over 25 years. We have continually evolved to deliver for our clients and have now launched Embolden and The Leadership Agency. We Think Big and Act Smart. This means we’re agile, efficient and responsive. We come up with ideas which help shape reputations and change the way people think, feel and behave.
In a world crammed with content it’s tough to get your message out – it takes a serious creativity. Inquisitive by nature, fast-moving and light on our feet, we combine inspiration, insight and intelligence to drive lasting engagement. We tune in and get to the heart of it, tapping into our expertise to tell irresistible stories and create moments that people don’t forget.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
From BP’s first ever global webcast to the G8 Summit, working with the Dalai Lama and producing films for 100s of clients, CTN Group’s CEO Stephen Watson takes a look back on some of CTN’s highlights over the past 25 years.