A Wirral media production company that has ski-jump legend ‘Eddie The Eagle’ Edwards in its ranks, is celebrating after racking up 20 awards in under 18 months — three in this week alone.

Mike Sowden, CEO of Wirral-based, OON Media, has just scooped Best CEO of the year- UK in the M&A Today Global Awards, with the agency also picking up Best Digital Marketing Agency-UK.

Mike Sowden with Eddie the Eagle
Mike Sowden with Eddie the Eagle on set

The awards, which take votes from 163 countries, are focused on business excellence. They are built on the readership of a range of publications aimed at senior leaders across a raft of industries.

In a second award win, OON Media has also picked up Most Innovative Digital Marketing Agency 2021 in the Media Innovator Awards.

Other recent accolades include Best Digital Marketing Agency — a title OON Media has held for three consecutive years, as well as Most Innovative Digital Marketing Agency in the Media Innovation Awards.

Founded by Mike six years ago, OON Media offers video production and distribution, aerial and live event filming, corporate photography, showreels and event management. It has recently expanded into event management and equipment hire.

In June 2021, OON Media appointed Michael ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards as a non-executive director, with him keen to support the company’s passion and drive in championing the creative sector.

Mike Sowden — a former TV and radio presenter with a speciality for theatre and the arts — has made the agency the go-to for theatre and arts promotions with recent clients including St Helens Theatre Royal and The Storyhouse in Chester.

OON also works with charities and SMEs — helping them tell their story and take it to new audiences.

All 20 awards have been won since March 2020.

Said Mike:

“Of all the awards we have won recently, the two global awards are ones that I, and OON Media, are especially proud of. These are accolades that celebrate a dedication to excellence, not just in the UK but across the globe."

“We are focused on being the best we can possibly be at what we do. This is to benefit local businesses and organisations through a high-quality, low-cost offer and by giving back to Wirral. We support a local charity every year and use our resources to champion local heroes such as Nathan Young — a world-class swimmer from Wallasey who, being deaf, doesn’t get the profile and recognition he deserves.”

Notes for Editors:

Attached is:

-A head and shoulders of Mike Sowden

-Mike Sowden welcoming Michael ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards as non-exec director of OON Media

-OON Media crew on set

For more information on OON Media and its services visit

Video production starts for as little as £59 per month

To find out more about Nathan and his campaign for deaf swimming visit

M&A Global Awards: The M&A Today Awards strive to be the World's most coveted and complete awards programs, taking votes from over 163 countries globally. The awards recognise dedication to excellence on a global basis. By broadening the focus beyond advertising alone, the purpose of the Annual Awards is to lift the perception of creativity above clever headlines and provide the readership with a comprehensive understanding of those firms that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation. For more information click here

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