The Evening Standard announced its eagerly anticipated Progress 1000 at a prestigious ceremony held in the Design Museum in Kensingto on October 3rd.
The list, now in its 13th year, spotlights and celebrates the most influential people in London across business, technology, science, politics, religion, design, architecture, culture and the arts. It celebrates those making a change in the capital and who continue to make London such an exciting and diverse city.
This year’s theme is the future and technology. It embraces new sectors including AR & VR, biotechnology, cyber security (one of London’s fastest growing sectors), plus social media influencers who use their position to challenge inequality, improve the environment or simply launch great start-ups.
The full list is available here. Key highlights from those in the media industry include: Karen Blackett (Country Manager, WPP), Sue Frogley (UK CEO, Publicis), Tim Pearson (CEO, OMD Group UK) and Tom George (UK CEO, Group M).
The full list of those celebrated in digital advertising and marketing industry is as follows:
- Sara McCorquodale, CEO and founder, CORQ
- Jessica Butcher, founder, Tick
- Tobi Oredein, co-founder Black Ballad
- Andrey Andreev, founder, Badoo
- DJ Newman, founder, Socially
- Rankin, photographer, director and founder, RANKIN and Hunger magazine
- Pip Jamieson, founder and CEO, The Dots
- Sarah Douglas, CEO, AMV BBDO
- Ollie Forsyth, host of the Makers podcast
- Timothy Armoo, CEO, Fanbytes
- Lucy Loveridge, head of talent, Gleam Futures
- Chris Norman, CEO and founder, GOOD
- Sam Conniff, founder, Livity
- Emily Forbes, founder, Seenit
- Karen Blackett OBE WPP UK country manager
- Dan Clays, UK CEO, Omnicom Media Group
- Kate Rowlinson, UK CEO, MediaCom
- Sue Frogley, UK CEO Publicis
- Tim Pearson, CEO, OMD Group UK
- Matt Adams, CEO UK&I, Havas
- Tom George, UK CEO, GroupM
- Matthew Platts, executive director, media and performance, Dentsu Aegis
- Maisie Williams, co-founder, Daisie
ESI Media is the commercial division of the Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. ESI Media has a monthly cross-platform UK reach of 26m adults. The Evening Standard is read by 1.2m people every day and the Independent is visited by over 80m global unique browsers each month.
The Progress 1000, in partnership with the global bank Citi, is the Evening Standard’s celebration of the people changing London’s future for the better.
The Evening Standard Progress 1000 was created and edited by:
- Editor-in-chief, George Osborne
- Editor, Jackie Annesley
- Consultant editor, Charlotte Ross
- Sub-editor, Mike Ryder
- Picture editor, Sarah Spalding