Sam Jones, MD and co-founder, Tunafish
Sam Jones is the managing director of Manchester-based social media and video marketing agency Tunafish Media.
Founding the business in 2011, alongside Richard Brooks and James McDonald, Jones has led Tunafish into one of the North West’s leading creative agencies working for a wide range of clients including The Royal Society of the Arts, CarFinance247, Neighbourhood, The National Football Museum and Manchester City Council.
In this time, Tunafish have won an array of awards for their work including four awards at 2014 PR Moment Awards including the Grand Prix prize for Best Campaign, Best Start 2014 and Best Digital Agency 2015 at the City of Manchester Business Awards and Insider Business Magazine’s Team of the Year 2015.
Jones is also an ambassador of the charity Forever Manchester and the current Chairman of Future Pro Manchester – a support network for the city’s young professionals.
In 2015, he also co-founded a weekly soup kitchen called Not Just Soup, which sees local restaurants cook for the homeless.
Over 40 restaurants have been involved including Australasia, Hawksmoor and Neighbourhood and over 10,000 meals have been provided so far.
The kitchen has just been extended to two days a week and there are plans in place to begin introducing further services and support in the near future.
On a personal level, Sam has been named Made in Manchester Business Development Professional of the Year 2014, PR Moment’s Young Communication’s Professional of the Year 2014, Downtown in Businesses’ Communications Professional of the Year 2014, JCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, Insider Magazine’s Young Marketing Professional of the Year 2015 and EN Magazine’s Media Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. He was also named in Insider Magazine’s 42 under 42 in 2015.
Sam supports Man United and wishes he was Indiana Jones.