Event Top 100 - the full list revealed

Excel London CEO Kevin Murphy has climbed 17 places to nab top spot in this year's Event 100 Club poll.

Event Top 100 - The Full List revealed
Event Top 100 - The Full List revealed

More than 3,700 readers voted, seeing Murphy edge out Concerto Group chairman Mike Kershaw and Media 10 managing director Lee Newton for the coveted top slot.

Last year's winner, COI director of live events Simon Hughes, fell to 77th in the list, a reflection of the massive cuts in the public sector this year.

The full list is below. Congratulations to all who made it in (and gained, among other things, a free invite to the Event Christmas party).

1 - Kevin Murphy, CEO, Excel London

2 - Mike Kershaw, chairman, Concerto Group

3 - Lee Newton, managing director, Media 10

4 - Andrew Evans, CEO, Brand Events

5 - Rick Stainton, managing director, Smyle

6 - Zanine Adams, head of event solutions and UK Sales, Visit London

7 – Hugh Robertson, CEO, RPM

8 - Dale Parmenter, group managing director, DRP (UK) Ltd

9 - Sarah Jeffrey, head of experiential marketing, Nike

10 - Lucy Gemmell, managing director, Rhubarb

11- James Bulley, director of venues and infrastructure, Locog

12 - Dominic Jones, chief executive, Business Design Centre

13 – Nigel Nathan, group managing director, EC&O Venues

14 - Kathryn James, managing director, The NEC

15 – Simon Dornan, head of PR and events, Virgin Media

16 - Julian Pullan, executive vice president, Jack Morton

17 - Zoe Watts, head of events and catering, Natural History Museum

18 - Jackie Boughton, head of sales, conference and banqueting, Wembley Stadium

19 - Gavin Brown, managing director, Haymarket Exhibitions

20 - Paul Byrom, managing director, Upper Street Events

21- Rob Allen, chief executive, TRO

22  - Michael Aldridge, general manager of events, Merlin Entertainments Group

23 – Andrew Douglass, CEO, Innovision

24 – Nick Becker, sponsorship and events manager, O2

25 – Phil Soar, chairman, Closer Still Media

26 - Austen Hawkins, managing director, F2F Events

27 – Jasper Hope, event director, Royal Albert Hall

28 - John Probyn, CEO, Live Nation

29 - Penny Humphrey, head of experiential and retail marketing, Electronic Arts            

30 - Sam Owen, senior events manager, NMSI

31 - Ruth Mackenzie, director, Cultural Olympiad

32 - Richard Gee, operations director, Smart Event Catering

33 - Ted Walker, head of marketing, Keith Prowse

34 - David Wolanski, managing director, The Recipe

35 - Nathan Homan, creative director, and Nick Wright, operations director, Rouge

36 - Rob Nathan, group marketing director, Media 10

37 - Maria Duddin, general manager, the Brewery

38 - Claire Stokes, managing director, The Circle Agency

39 - Jeremy Lee, managing director, JLA

40 - Sam Wilson, managing director, Eco Events

41 - Nick Grecian, managing director, Gallowglass

42 - Tom Lechthaler, head of event management, ACC Liverpool

43 - Will Mould, head of events, Slice

44 - Kim Myhre, SVP and managing director, George P Johnson EMEA

45 - Dom Robertson, managing director, RPM

46 - David Pegler, managing director, Excel London

47 - Andy Gibb, head of leisure sector, Ocean Media

48 - Rich Rowley, director, XL Events

49 - Adam Sternberg, managing director, Sternberg Clarke

50 - Michael Brown, managing director, Beatwax

51 - Chris Parsons, head of events, Land Rover

52 - Graham Muir - managing director, Arena Structures

53 - Annabel Fielding, managing director, Quintessentially

54 - Harvey Goldsmith, owner, Ignite and Harvey Goldsmith Management

55 – Andy Center, CEO, Closer Still Media

56 - Andrew Williams, managing director, Seventeen Events

57 - Lyndy Redding, managing director, Absolute Taste

58 - Richard Foulkes, president, ISES

59 - Laura Biggs, managing director, BBC Haymarket Exhibitions

60 - Duncan Beale, managing director, Line up

61 - Chris Hughes, managing director, Brand Events

62 - Clare Baker, marketing director, Absolute Radio

63 - Petra Bones, head of Events, Somerset House

64 - Richard Wilson, business development director, White Light

65 - Jules Stevenson and Emma Gold, joint founders, GSP

66 - Duncan Reid, exhibition director, DSEI, Clarion Events

67 - David Hornby, events chief, England 2018 bid team

68 - Adam Blackwood, managing director, Private Drama

69 - James Mark, services & 2012 Games director, Excel London

70 - Julian Saipe, managing director, Zafferano

71 - Johnny Sullens, portfolio director, UBM Live

72 - Matthew Davies, group director of events, Haymarket Media

73 - Richard Beggs, managing director, Moving Venue

74 – Greg Lawson, managing director, Quantum Leap Events

75 - Andy Tattersall, group operations director, WorldEvents

76 - Simon Kimble, CEO, Clarion Events

77 - Simon Hughes, director of live events, COI

78 - Caroline Lockyer-Nibbs, managing director, Nibbs Events

79 - Ian Irving, director, Albert

80 - Louise Ganthony, events manager, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

81 - Mike Jackson, head of live events, Stage Electrics

82 - Liz Madden, head of sales and marketing, ES Group

83 - Mark Harding, managing director, Showsec

84 - Robin Carlisle, managing director, Mobile Promotions

85 - Andrew Harvey, managing Director, Edge Entertainments

86 – Melvin Benn, managing director, Festival Republic

87 - Glenn Chadwick, managing director, Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts

88 - Mark Beaver, managing director, Event Concept

89 - Charles Smith, managing director, At Your Service

90 - Charlie Hepburn, managing director, Vivid Event Group

91 - Dirk Mischendahl, group managing director, Logistik

92 - Anthony Hyde, head of corporate sales, The Barbican

93 - Gwyneth Gibbons, managing director, RGA UK

94 - Henry Scotland, joint managing director, Iris Experience

95 - Peter Kerwood, marketing director, Altitude 360

96 - Lord Jason Scott, event director, The Penthouse

97 - Justin Tadman, managing director, B2B Division, Reed Exhibitions UK

98 - Keith Austin, managing director, EMS

99 - Richard Dodgson, creative director, Timebased Events

100 - George Sirius, CEO, Eventsforce

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