Inside Story: The real media hotlist

The nominations are in for the Hospital Club's top 100 people in London's creative industries. Now it's your chance to review the candidates and vote for a winner

Monday 23 June 2008 00:00 BST
Clockwise from top left: Simon Amstell (Nevermind the Buzzcocks), Mark Ronson, Will Lewis (Telegraph), Joanna Shields (Bebo), Sam Taylor-Wood, The Ting Tings, Elisabeth Murdoch (Shine), Nick Denton (Gawker Media), Juan Cabral (Fallon), Andy Coulson (Conse
Clockwise from top left: Simon Amstell (Nevermind the Buzzcocks), Mark Ronson, Will Lewis (Telegraph), Joanna Shields (Bebo), Sam Taylor-Wood, The Ting Tings, Elisabeth Murdoch (Shine), Nick Denton (Gawker Media), Juan Cabral (Fallon), Andy Coulson (Conse

Here it is, the long list of nominations for The Hospital Club 100. Democratically elected by people from across the creative industries, it is comprised of established industry figures, emerging talent and unsung heroes. In essence it's composed of people who have a direct impact, however lateral, within a specific industry.

The top 100 – the true stars of London's creative industries and the powers behind the throne – will be announced on Monday 7 July. A party for all winners will be held that evening at The Hospital Club in London's Covent Garden in association with The Independent Media Weekly.

The nominations on this long list have been voted for over the last three weeks at All voters were entitled to nominate up to five people each across the 13 creative industries; film, television, music, new media, journalism, publishing, performing arts, marketing PR & events, fashion, art, advertising, media law & recruitment and celebrity. Some categories on the long list are bigger than others, reflective of voting patterns.

If you feel someone on the long list deserves to be part of the finalists on The Hospital Club 100 list, you have one week to cast your vote at ; where each voter is entitled to nominate up to two people per category and voting is from Monday 23 June until 6pm on Monday 30 June.


Will Lewis, editor-in-chief, Telegraph Media Group

Johann Hari, columnist, The Independent

Oliver Marre, diarist, The Observer

Esther Walker, feature writer, The Independent

Elizabeth Day, feature writer, The Observer

Jerome Taylor, reporter, The Independent

Kate Mansey, Sunday Mirror

Celia Walden, feature writer, Daily Telegraph

Henry Deedes, diarist, The Independent

Charlotte Ward, female section, Daily Mirror

Guy Adams, Los Angeles correspondent, The Independent

Liz Jones, columnist, Mail on Sunday

Emily Sheffield, deputy editor, Vogue

Francesca Martin, arts editor, Harper's Bazaar

Bill Prince, deputy editor, GQ

Sean Hamilton, showbiz editor, Sunday Mirror

Marianne Jones, deputy editor, Grazia

Phil Hilton, editor, Shortlist

Sasha Wilkins, executive style editor, Wall Street Journal Magazine

Hugo Dixon, editor, BreakingViews

Simon Jenkins, columnist, The Guardian

Matthew Norman, columnist, The Independent

Neil Ashton, football writer, The Daily Mail

James Harding, editor, The Times

Jonathan Harmsworth, chairman, Daily Mail & General Trust

Sarah Ivens, editor, OK! US

Jeremy Langmead, editor, Esquire

Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour

Stuart Heritage, editor, Hecklerspray

Tiffanie Darke, editor, Sunday Times Style

Julian Linley, editor, Heat

Martin Samuel, chief football correspondent, The Times

Gordon Smart, editor, Bizarre, The Sun

Polly Vernon, feature writer, The Observer


Paul Gardner, Osborne Clarke

Jane Bird, Bird & Co

Charles Swan, Swan Turton

Alex de Jongh, Bates, Wells and Braithwaite

Paul Rogerson, editor, Law Society Gazette

David Zeffman, Olswang

Lisabeth Savill, Olswang

Justin Walkey, Bird & Bird

Honor Pollock, Kom/Ferry

Spencer Burton, Blackbook

Melina Jacovou, Propel London


Karl Warner, executive editor, BBC Three

Jane Featherstone, joint managing director, Kudos Productions

Elisabeth Murdoch, CEO, Shine

Marcus Powl, senior producer, Fox

Tim Hincks, chief creative officer, Endemol UK

Richard Woolfe, director of programmes, Sky One, Two and Three

Danny Cohen, controller, BBC Three

Lee Bartlett, managing director, ITV Global Content

Sir Alan Sugar, The Apprentice

Jonathan Ross, presenter, BBC One

Lorraine Heggessey, CEO, TalkbackThames

Peter Fincham, director of television, ITV

Pippa Harris, director, Neal Street Productions

Nicola Shindler, founder, Red Production

David Walliams and Matt Lucas, Little Britain

Simon Amstell, presenter, Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Sharon Horgan, Pulling, BBC Three

Ian Hyland, television critic, News of the World

AA Gill, television critic, The Sunday Times

Ashley Highfield, CEO, Kangaroo

Alan Carr, The Friday Night Project

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh

Steven Moffat, executive producer, Dr Who

Andrew Newman, head of entertainment, Channel 4

Peter Kosminsky, Stonehenge Films

Richard Cook, executive producer, Eyeworks

Mark Bowness, Have You Got the Nerve TV?

Lisa Campbell, editor, Broadcast

Ant & Dec, presenters, ITV

Lisa Opie, former director of content at Five

SJ Clarkson, director, Life on Mars

Barbara Machin, writer, Walking the Dead

Daisy Goodwin, head girl, Silver River


The Ting Tings

Brian Burton (Dangermouse)

Mark Ronson

Amy Winehouse

Damon Albarn

Nigel Godridge

Kanya King, founder, MOBOs

David Andrew Sitek

Oliver Schusser, director Europe, iTunes

Neill Sullivan and Andy Wood

Rob da Bank

Emily Eavis

Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade, promoters of club Yo Yo's

Richard Mortimer, Boombox

Steve Blonde, promoter, Fabric

Jamie Kantrowitz, MySpace

Sam Kilcoyne, Underage Festival

Leona Lewis

Conor McNicholas, editor, NME

David Glick, founder, Edge Group

James Perkins, MD, Concert Live

Jasmine Dotiwala, MTV Base

Tom McLennan, head of music, Vodafone UK

Dave Stansbie, The Creative Corporation

John Hassay, Colonel Blimp/New Selecta

Dan Ford, head of marketing, Mercury Prize

Ashley Tabor, CEO, Global Radio

Fru Hazlitt, former chief executive at GCap

Henry Badenhorst, co-founder, Gaydar Radio

Erol Alkin, producer

Jay Stevens, vice-president, sales and operations, MySpace

Jo Whiley

David Joseph, chairman and CEO, Universal Music UK


Ben Tufnell, Haunch of Venison

Oliver Barker, head of contemporary, Sotheby's London

Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, Gagosian Gallery

Stuart Shave, Modern Art Inc

Scottee, performance artist

Paul Stolper, Paul Stolper Gallery

Gavin Turk

Damien Whitmore, director of public programmes, V&A

Marc Spiegler, director, Art Basel


Jamie Anley

Isabella Macpherson, co-founder, Arts-Co

Justine Symonds, Greater London Authority

Tamsin Dillon, director, Art on the Underground

Munira Mirza, Greater London Authority

Eliana Facioni, VIP manager, Frieze Art Fair

Christina Ruiz, editor, The Art Newspaper

Damien Hirst

Julia Peyton-Jones, director, Serpentina Gallery

Alasdhair Willis, founder, Established & Sons

Chapman brothers

Jay Jopling, founder, White Cube

Sam Taylor-Wood


Emanuela Pignataro, CondeNet

Nancy Cruickshank, VideoJug

Ajaz Ahmed, AKQA

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Wayne Arnold, Profero

Danny Rimer, Index Ventures

Kym Niblock,

Nick Denton, Gawker Media

David Black, Trinity Mirror

Mark Cridge, Glue

Justin Bovington, Rivers Run Red

Joanna Shields, Bebo

Brent Hoberman, MyDeco

Niklas Zennstrom, Joost, Skype

Nic Howell, deputy editor, New Media Age

Mike Butcher, editor, Techcrunch

Christina Domecq, SpinVox

Tony Coppel, Yahoo! Europe

Matteo Berlucchi, Livestation

Jason Gissing, Ocado

Martin Stiksel, Last.FM

Simon Waldman, Guardian Digital

Philip O'Ferrall, MTV


Juan Cabral, Fallon

Carrie Hindmarsh, M&C Saatchi

Mark Boyd, BBH

John Harlow, John Wilkins and Will Collin, Naked Communications

Enyi Nwosu, CHI and Partners

Peter Riley, 20:20 London

Matt Gooden and Ben Walker, Wieden & Kennedy

Ben Mooge, Work Club

Jon Williams, Grey/London

Farah Ramzan Golant, AMV BBDO

Russ Lidstone, Euro RSCG

Emma de la Fosse and Charlie Wilson, OgilvyOne Worldwide

Thiago deMoraes, CHI & Partners

Gareth Goodall, Fallon

Jim Dye and Roxanne Messenger, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw

Matt Ross, Ddb London

Richard Pierson, BBH

Nicolai Fuglsig, MJZ

Flo Heiss, Dare

Trevor Beattie, BMB

David Gamble and Simon Labbett, Saint

Paul Silburn, Saatchi & Saatchi

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, Partizan

Debbie Turner, MJZ


Amanda Ross, Cactus TV

Peter Florence, Hay Festival

Kes Nielson, Amazon

Eleanor Hutchins, Colman Getty

Simon Trewin, United Agents

Kate Mosse, Orange Book Prize

Fiametta Rocco, The Economist

Craig Brown, critic, The Mail on Sunday

Sophie Dahl

Caroline Michel, PFD

Sebastian Faulks

Gail Rebuck, Random House

James Twining

Bill Scott-Kerr, Transworld

Mark Lucas, agent, Lucas Alexander Whitley

Mark Thwaite

Cathryn Summerhayes, agent, William Morris

Rose Tremain

Ian McEwan

Catherine O'Flynn

Wendy Cope


Andrew Perera, MAC Cosmetics

Nicola Stephenson, Mission Media

James Selman, Freud Communications

Stuart Bell, The Outside Organisation

Peter Mountstevens, Taylor Herring

Anne Marie Thompson, Syco Music

Danny Rogers, PR Week

Ben Dutton, Lexis PR

Jane Boardman, Talk PR

Jonathan Hartley and Mark Houldey, Cash4YourStory

Rachel Cameron, Hewlett Packard

Owen Williams, PRO, House of Lords

Benjamin Webb, Deliberate PR

Mike Mathieson, Cake

James Herring, Taylor Herring

Alan Edwards, The Outside Organisation

Chris Laytham, RCA

Nick House, Nick House Entertainment

Kate Hick, PG Tips

Lindsay Nuttall, head of marketing, BBC2 and BBC4

Phil Rumbol, Cadbury, Trebor, Bassett

Jill McDonald, McDonald's

Jonathan Mildenhall, Coca-Cola

Will Harris, Nokia

Greg Nugent, Eurostar

Richard Reed, Innocent

James Kydd, Virgin Media

Andy Coulson, Conservative Party


Josie Rourke, artistic director, The Bush

David Babani, artistic director, Mennier's Chocolate Factory

Thea Sharrock, director

Lauren Cuthbertson, first soloist, The Royal Ballet

Rupert Goold, director

Daniel Radcliffe, actor

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Really Useful Group

Dominic Cooper, actor

Tom Morris, associate director, National Theatre

Sonia Friedman, Sonia Friedman Productions

Carlos Acosta, principal guest artist, The Royal Ballet

Dan Stevens, actor

Janine Shalom, Premier PR

Thomas Ades, Aldeburgh

Michael Boyd, RSC

Peter Morgan, playwright

Nica Burns, Nimax Theatres

Alex Poots, English National Opera

Polly Stenham, playwright

Mehmet Ergen and Leyla Nazli, Arcola Theatre

Michael McCabes, producer

Sam Buntrock, director


Matt Hanson, A Swarm of Angels

Edgar Wright, director, Shaun of the Dead

Fabien Riggall, Future Shorts

Andrew Eaton and Michael Winterbottom, Revolution Films

Shane Meadows, director

Simon Pegg actor/director

Shia LeBeouf, actor

Tilda Swinton, actor

James McAvoy, actor

Daniel Craig, actor

Ben Whishaw, actor

Paddy Considine, actor

Ben Barnes, actor

Lucinda Dryzek, actor

Kierston Wareing, actor

Tim Bevan, producer

Dennis Kelly, writer

Steve McQueen, director/writer

Kris Thykier, producer

Simon Calver, Lovefilm

Sandra Hebron, London Film Festival

Daniel Battsek, Miramax Films

Francois Ivernel, Pathe

Andrew Macdonald, DNA Films

David Heyman, producer

Matthew Vaughn, producer

Mike Newell, director

Richard Curtis, director

Sam Mendes, director

Peter Bart, editor, Variety

Jonathan Newman, director

Andrew Gillman, director

Mark Beilby, Apollo Media

Bruce McInnes, Dresdner Kleinwort

Vicki Psarias, writer/director

Iain Canning, executive prod-ucer

Patrick Fischer, producer

Dick Arnall, Animate Projects

Verena von Stackelberg, Curzon Cinemas

Amanda Nevill, BFI

Helena Mackenzie, Film London


Giles Deacon, designer

Kate Moss, model

Stefan Lindeman, Grazia

Katie Grand, editor, Pop

Christopher Bailey, Burberry

Lucy Yeomans, editor, Harper's Bazaar

Georgina Chapman, Marchesa

Henry Holland, House of Holland

Agyness Deyn, model

Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter

Jessica Moore, Cult Beauty

Plum Sykes, Vogue US

Mandi Lennard, Mandi Lennard PR

Daphne Guinness, Muse

Allanah Weston, Selfridges

Erin O'Connor, model

Louise Wilson, Central St Martin's

Averyl Oates, Harvey Nichols

Jane Shepherdson, Whistles

Laura Craik, fashion editor, London Evening Standard

Gok Wan, television presenter

Dolly Jones,

Julia Clancy, designer

Stella McCartney, designer

Vivienne Westwood, designer

Carole White, Premier

Christopher Kane, designer

Justine Mills, Cricket boutique

Anya Hindmarch, handbag designer

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