Who came?

Zena Bruges

Director at The Business Side

Daianna Karaian

Founder and Chief Executive at Thoughtful

Matt Wells

The Brains at The Friday Club

Jack Moolark

Creative Director Omnifi

Peter Cunningham

Marketing at buyapowa

Robert Doubal

Co-President and CCO McCann London

Deb Hennessy

Tech Investor, Marketing and Business Development Director

Matt Drew

Corporate Development, Strategy, Innovation

Thomas Mansbridge

Chief Marketing Officer, Lost Music

Tim Sparke

Partner Congregation Partners

Jon Bains

Partner at What & Why

Adah Parris


Stephen Molloy

SVP Adludio | Digital Marketing | Mobile



Sadie Bell

Life Sorter & Officer of Time to Richard Fearn

Pablo Asensio

Growth Marketing Consultant

Ben Sargent

jHub Director, Ministry of Defence

Charlie Lyons

Managing Director

Greta Van Houtven

Global Head of Marketing, Consumer, Technology and Travel

Sean Patterson

Experience Director, ZAANG

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director at Initiative



Peter Dolukhanov

Managing Director at Nice Agency / Group CTO at Karmarama

Tomáš Ruta

Interim Head of Growth

Nick Docherty

Head of Strategy

Mrs Wordsmith


Richard Fearn

Director at the Friday Club London and early stage tech investor

Jeremy Ettinghausen

Creative Innovation Consultant.

Andrew Kay

Managing Director BETC London

Ed Elworthy

Creative Brand Marketer

Hugh Mark


David Milner

Strategy Director @AKQA

Regina Claros-Bolivar

Marketing Wizard,

Jason Wills

Marketing Director, Freelance

Blake Cuthbert

Chief Digital Officer at OMD EMEA

Tia Castagno

Global Head of Innovation & Content, Vizeum

Dave Armstrong

Consumer Marketing Director, Google

Johanna Champion

Investor and NED

Viktoria Tchoudakov

CMO @ iwoca

Christopher Anandan

Tech & Innovation Associate Director at MediaCom

Lizzie Shupak

Co-Founder of Curve

How to get involved

We like to think that what makes a FCL event special is the talent & experience of our members, both our mentors and the entrepreneurs. It’s why we spend so much time hunting down the country’s most talented to join us. If you back yourself and your talents then please read on about how you can get involved.

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Here’s what some lovely people said when we stood over them looking scary…

The FCL is a fantastic way to hear from and connect with the founders of the hottest startups in the UK. The sessions never cease to be diverse, inspiring and a great way to keep you on your toes.

Alastair Cotterill

Creative Lead, EMEA Instagram

The Friday Club plays a critical role in understanding and curating an ecosystem which allows start-ups to proliferate adland, to the benefit of agencies and our clients. The future of our industry depends on striking this balance.

Justin Billingsley

Worldwide COO, Saatchi & Saatchi