Birmingham-based, digital display technology firm Elonex has appointed Lord Digby Jones as its new Chairman.
Lord Jones joins Elonex to work closely with its senior management team as the firm continues to strengthen market share in the digital out of home advertising and hardware markets, and looks to accelerate future expansion plans.
A high profile business leader, Lord Jones is the former Director General of the CBI, served as Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment and has held many Senior Corporate Advisory positions at global brands including British Airways, HSBC, Jaguar and BP.
In addition to his new role at Elonex, Lord Jones is currently the Non Executive Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, Thatcher’s Cider Ltd, ProBuild 360 Ltd and On Logistics Ltd, chairs the Advisory Board of Argentex LLP and is a Non-Executive Director of Leicester Tigers plc.
Commenting on his Elonex appointment, Lord Digby Jones said: “I am thrilled. Elonex CEO, Nick Smith’s ideas, achievements and plans really excite me and we share a vision of what success will look like over the next 5-10 years. We’re very much on tomorrow’s page where digital display technology is concerned, and growing and developing from a base in Birmingham at the hub of the UK whilst championing businesses large and small.”
Nick Smith, CEO of Elonex added: “It’s a real coup to secure the services of someone with such status in the business arena. Digby brings with him a wealth of experience and is well known right across the world of trade and commerce. An inspiring figure, Digby joins us at a time of massive expansion and I’m sure he will play a crucial role in shaping the successful future of Elonex.”
With a long and successful history of developing and advancing new technology, bringing new e-concepts to market and leading innovation, Elonex is committed to building brands, propelling brand messages and maximising brand engagement through the use of high impact digital visual communication. The firm operate a digital out of home advertising network that stretches across the UK, and is at the forefront of advancing digital display technology and experiential solutions utilised at large-scale exhibition, entertainment, sport and event venues.