The appointment comes following a year of unprecedented growth, an impressive haul of 8 accolades at the World Exhibition Stand Awards and trail-blazing work at Mobile World Congress 2023
Enigma Creative Solutions (ECS), one of the most innovative and creative design, digital, experiential and event agencies in Europe, has appointed Jon Gowar as their new Group Managing Director.
Jon, having been with the company for 5 years, most recently running the ECS business operation in the US, has been appointed with immediate effect.
This new appointment follows a hugely successful last 12 months for ECS. Success that has continued into 2023, seeing ECS design and construct installations for global leaders Accenture, Qualcomm, and Dell at Mobile World Congress in February/March 2023. Other notable highlights were 8 category wins in the World Exhibition Stands Awards in Q4 2022.
Jon’s appointment allows ECS founders, Alan Surman and Dominic Softly, who will continue in their roles of Chief Creative Officer and Chief Executive Officer respectively, to focus on the development and implementation of the company’s strategic goals. These include further sustainable growth into overseas markets, the refinement and execution of ECS’ core skills and the recruitment, training, and retention of the best talent in the sector. To complete the enhancement of Enigma’s Senior Leadership Team, Geoff Iredale has been promoted to Head of Client Services. Geoff brings over 20 years of industry experience, on both agency and client side, working with global brands like Google and Bentley.
Commenting on his appointment Jon Gowar said; “Over the last 35 years, Dominic and Alan have successfully built Enigma into a customer-focused business which consistently delivers the highest standards of work. It has been built on the foundations of integrity, fairness and a consistency in quality that has not only yielded double-digit growth over the past 7 years but has also generated a hugely loyal client base. Some clients have retained us to be their agency partner of choice for over 10 consecutive years. That’s a hard-earned achievement in an era of growing procurement complexity, financial scrutiny and a highly competitive ecosystem.
“Indeed, despite the challenging global economic climate, I am taking on this role with excitement and huge ambition to provide even greater excellence in creativity, design and delivery. It will be my goal to provide our expanding, world-class client base with the return on their investment in us that they deserve while building and developing a team of event practitioners that are renowned across the sector,” concluded Gowar.
“Enigma Creative Solutions has evolved to become an industry “one to watch” company. Building on an excellent Mobile World Congress 2023 experience, we are confident that the fantastic work that Jon has done will continue to deliver strong, sustainable growth. In particular, Jon’s excellent work in the last five years means that we are now uniquely placed to take advantage of the huge opportunities that the US region offers us. With that in mind, we have been working hard to ensure our structure leaves us able to scale the business as the growth continues, and that we have the right people in the right roles,” commented Dominic Softly.
“Jon’s appointment as Group Managing Director of One Enigma will enable Dominic and I to focus on the wider strategic growth of the business. We are confident Jon will continue to drive us forward with tenacity and rigour, and we are looking forward to joining him on the journey to the next generation of Enigma Creative Solutions,” concluded Alan Surman.
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