Inspirational digital agency co-founder wins top regional award

John French, co-founder of Fat Media.
John French, co-founder of Fat Media.
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One of the founders of Lancaster-based digital marketing agency Fat Media has been crowned Young’Un of 2016.

The Young’Uns Awards, now in its second year, are organised by Lancashire Business View – the magazine for commerce, industry and regeneration.

John, who is now the award-winning digital agency’s managing director and brought home the trophy, said the win is testament to the continued success of the agency.

“To hear my name announced to receive the top award of the night was such a fantastic honour,” he said.

“I am thrilled with the recognition from the judges for considering me and my triumphs as a candidate for this award. A brilliant end to a successful year and a very proud personal moment for me. Rest assured this award is taking pride of place at Fat Media HQ.”

The event, which was themed around prohibition-era America, took place at Winter Gardens, Blackpool and also saw fellow Lancastrian, James Brockbank from Digitaloft scoop the Creative and Digital award.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “John French’s story is a remarkable one – it demands recognition and commands respect. The marketing business employs close to 150 and boasts 1,500 clients including many household names and yet our Young ‘Un of the Year remains humble, approachable and affable. John is generous with his time, his work ethic is admirable and his attitude to his staff is commendable.

“He’s an inspiration to young businesses who aspire to match his achievements.”