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. 

Nominations for Rising Stars 2024 are now CLOSED. The Rising Stars event was held on 22nd January 2024 at Viajante87, an exceptional cocktail bar in Notting Hill by Thesleff Group.

Rising Stars - 2024 List
  • Alexandra Daly - Brand Marketing Executive, The Restaurant Group
  • Amy Illing - Marketing Manager, Burger & Lobster
  • Andrea Jansen - Mobilisation Manager, SSP
  • Anna Mansfield - Marketing Manager, Buns from Home
  • Ben Kendall - Business Development Manager, Feed it back
  • Charlotte Gazzard - Social Media & Content Executive , Turtle Bay
  • Csenge Maro - Marketing Executive, Turtle Bay
  • Federica D'Incecco - Reservations and Events Manager, Nobu London
  • Jess Maciazek - Senior Account Manager, Fleet Street
  • Jordan Graham - Founder, Sugar Snap
  • Luci Cunningham - Head of Sales, Airship & Toggle
  • Marii King-Forward - Social Media Executive , The Alchemist
  • Meera Mawkin - Founder, OutOut
  • Megan Simpson - Marketing Manager, Caprice Holdings Ltd
  • Michael Kearns - Head of Customer Success, Wireless Social
  • Molly Capel - Business Development Manager, Red Engine
  • Nick Paine - Founder , OpSpot
  • Paddy Gardiner - Brand Drinks Manager, Cote Restaurants
  • Samuel Wells - Senior Account Manager, Fleet Street
  • Selen Arioglu - Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager, Inception Group
  • Sophie Kelly - Marketing Manager, KERB+
  • Sophie May - Marketing Manager, Punch Pubs
  • Zoe Wright - Brand Marketing Executive, Mission Mars