The Restaurant Marketer & Innovator “Rising Stars” list recognises talented future leaders in marketing, innovation and strategy roles within the sector who are under 30 years of age. It is open to future leaders from anywhere in Europe.

Judges will look for creativity, confidence, commercial awareness, ability to collaborate, leadership skills and perseverance. They will also look for experience in senior stakeholder management, understanding of how to develop strategy, ability to self-reflect, and clear potential to be an industry leader of the future. Nominees should have at least three years’ experience in the hospitality sector. 


Details of the person you are nominating:

Rising Stars - 2023 List
  • Aaron Solomon, CEO at Ambl Group Ltd
  • Alex Sewell, Senior Account Manager at Vouch Global
  • Anaïs Dixie, Social Media Manager at Côte
  • Asti Wagner, CEO at Inbited
  • Beatriz Pereira, Digital Marketing Executive at Ibérica Restaurants and Arros QD
  • Ben Fagan, Digital Product Manager at KellyDeli
  • Christopher Dutton, Marketing and Communications Manager at Incipio Group
  • Devon Sait, Account Director at Omne Agency Ltd
  • Edward Christmas, Tech and Partnerships Director at Bums on Seats
  • Eloise Emley, Marketing Manager at MJMK
  • Hannah Bray, Events and Partnerships Executive at S4lbour
  • Holly Knowles, Senior Marketing Manager at Caprice Holdings
  • James Courtney, Founder & CEO at LUX Rewards
  • James Edwards, Head of Brand Marketing at Honest Burgers Ltd
  • Jamie Frew, Co Founder at Nibble App
  • Kate Tomlinson, Group Marketing Executive at The Stable
  • Kelly Lithgow, Head of Creative Content at wagamama
  • Laura Elder, Category Analyst - UK Commercial Team at SSP UK
  • Leah Sumeray, Marketing manager at State of Play, Hijingo
  • Lily Shepherd, Head of Group Marketing at Dakota Hotels
  • Lucy Whitter, Brand Marketing Exec at Revolution Bars Group
  • Natasha Bredholt, Commercial Brand Manager - Millie's Cookies & Dublin at SSP UK
  • Phoebe Rudd, Commercial Director at The Sauce
  • Rob Gartland, Group Marketing Manager at Simmons Bar
  • Saphron Harding, Senior Digital Marketing Executive at Aqua Restaurant Group
  • Siobhan Lloyd, Marketing Manager at 200 Degrees Coffee
  • Veronica Micali, Sales & Marketing Executive at Puttshack
  • Will Nicholson, Senior Account Director at Wireless Social
  • William Yates, Co-Founder at ttagz