Mike Butcher makes the Hospital Club 100!

A big congratulations to Mike Butcher at TechCrunch from me, who has made The Hospital Club 100, which was launched at the beginning of June this year in association with the Media section of UK newspaper The Independent.

I’m a big fan of the Hospital, and have been a member since it opened, so seeing them recognise Mike and his input to the industry is a wonderful thing. About time too!

From the Hospital website:


In essence, it’s a search for the authentic stars and media power across London’s creative industries; film, television, music, new media, journalism, publishing, performing arts, marketing PR undefined events, fashion, art, advertising, media law undefined recruitment and celebrity.


Mike came 47th in the list, ahead of the likes of Jonathan Mildenhall, MD, Coca Cola, and David Joseph, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music U.K..

Sadly, most of the content about the Top 100 is behind a members only website, so I thought I’d republish the list in full for you here.

1. Banksy, graffiti artist. Still anonymous but now hosting his own The Cans Festival under Waterloo station

2. Mark Ronson, musician. Producer of the moment and triple Grammy winner, collaborating with

Amy Winehouse, Radiohead and many others.

3. Lis Murdoch, CEO, Shine television production company. Is growing into an international media mogul in her own right.

4. Jonathan Ross, chat show host BBC1, presenter Radio2. They knock his salary but he still dominates the world of broadcasting

5. Amy Winehouse, musician, Britainundefineds best voice and current tabloid darling

6. James McAvoy, actor, the star of Last King of Scotland, Atonement and now Wanted

7. Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer. At 67, Dame Vivienne is still an inspiration

8. Agyness Deyn, model. Britain’s next supermodel.

9. Daniel Craig, actor. The sixth 007 returns in October with Quantum of Solace.

10. Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett, comedy duo The Mighty Boosh

11. Simon Pegg, actor. He’s also a stand-up, a writer, a director and a singer.

12. Sam Taylor-Wood, artist. Contemporary film artist, collaborated with the Pet Shop Boys and this year with the Buzzcocks

13. Ian McEwan, author. Shortlisted yet again for the Booker last year with On Chesil Beach. The film adaptation of Atonement raised his profile even higher.

14. Edgar Wright, film director. Hit big first with Shaun of the Dead and then Hot Fuzz

15. The Ting Tings, musicians. The band of the moment, their album ‘We Started Nothing’ went straight to number one.

16. Simon Amstell, television presenter. Droll presenter of Never Mind The Buzzcocks

17. Daniel Radcliffe, actor. Harry Potter star causes nude stage sensation in revival of Equus

18. Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour magazine. Launch editor and still at the helm of the original handbag sized mag.

19. Rob da Bank, DJ, presenter Radio1, founder of ‘Bestival’. The creator of a festival that sold out faster than Glastonbury.

20. Barbara Machin, television writer. The brains behind hit drama Waking The Dead.

21. Damon Albarn, musician. Prolific, experimental and ground-breaking.

22. Christopher Bailey, creative director, Burberry. Breathing new life into one of Britain’s best-known brands.

23. Peter Fincham, director of television, ITV. The BBC’s loss is Michael Grade’s gain.

24. Stella McCartney, fashion designer. From lingerie to sportswear, skin care products and now handbags, everyone wants to collaborate with Stella.

25. Stefan Lindeman, stylist, Grazia magazine. Secret weapon of the sassy weekly glossy.

26. Emily Sheffield, deputy editor, Vogue magazine. Alexandra Shulman’s dynamic number two.

27. David Babani, artistic director, Menier Chocolate Factory, London. Creative force behind the cutting edge theatre venue.

28. Ashley Highfield, CEO, Kangaroo. The biggest of cheeses in digital media.

29. Natalie Massenet, CEO, Net-a-Porter. The woman who dresses the stars.

30. Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), music producer. Created the cult Grey Album while living in south London. Half of chart-topping duo Gnarls Barkley.

31. Trevor Beattie, creative director, BMB, creative king of adland and champion of winning new business.

32. Ben Whishaw, actor. After a breakthrough role in Hamlet he is set to star in a fresh adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

33. Gail Rebuck, chairman undefined CEO, Random House. Oversees a stable of authors that includes AS Byatt, Ian McEwan and Philip Pullman.

34. Joanna Shields, president, Bebo. The boss of the most youthful of social networking sites.

35. Mike Mathieson, CEO, Cake Media. The leaders in experiential media.

36. Henry Holland, fashion designer. The twenty-something founder of House of Holland.

37. Ben Tufnell, curator. The force behind the Haunch of Venison art gallery.

38. Jo Whiley, presenter Radio1. Has shown an unwavering commitment to breaking new music.

39. Daisy Goodwin, head girl, Silver River television production company. High achieving telly exec who also writes poetry books.

40. James Herring, managing partner, Taylor Herring PR. Star publicist in the television and entertainment sector.

41. Ajaz Ahmed, Chairman, AKQA

42. Leona Lewis, Singer

43. Anne Marie Thomson, Head of Media and PR, Syco Music

44. Lisbeth Savill, Olswang

45. David Zeffman, Olswang

46. Stuart Bell, Media Director, The Outside Organisation

47. Mike Butcher, Editor, Techcrunch UK

48. Dave Stansbie, Creative and Strategic Director

49. Will Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, The Telegraph Media Group

50. Caroline Michel, CEO, PFD

51. Michael McCabe, Producer (Wicked, Spring Awakening)

52. Sebastian Faulks, Author

53. Eric Felner / Tim Bevan, Producers

54. Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC 3

55. Josie Rourke, Artistic Director, The Bush

56. Julia Peyton Jones, Director, Serpentine Gallery

57. Henry Deedes, Editor, Pandora, The Independent

58. Nick Denton, Founder, Gawker Media

59. Jonathan Mildenhall, MD, Coca Cola

60. Andy Coulson, Director of Comms, Conservative party

61. Oliver Marre, Diarist, The Observer

62. Gok Wan, Stylist, TV Presenter

63. Peter Kominsky, Stonehenge Films

64. Russ Lidstone, Chief strategy officer, Euro RSCG London

65. David Joseph, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music U.K.,

66. David Gamble and Simon Labbett, Creative Directors, Saint

67. Shane Meadows, Director/screenwriter

68. Jane Featherstone, Managing Director, Kudos Productions

69. Will Harris, Marketing Director, Nokia

70. Emma de la Fosse undefined Charlie Wilson, Creative Partners, OgilvyOne Worldwide

71. Richard Curtis, Director

72. Bill Prince, Deputy Editor, GQ

73. Alasdhair Willis, Founder, Established undefined Sons

74. Justine Simons, Greater London Authority

75. Thera Sharrock, Producer

76. Mark Thwaite, Editor, Ready Steady Book

77. Carrie Hindmarsh, MD, MundefinedC Saatchi

78. Wayne Arnold, CEO, Profero

79. Peter Mountstevens, Managing Partner, Taylor Herring

80. Gavin Turk, Artist

81. Amanda Ross, MD Cactus TV

82. Nicola Shindler, Founder, Red Production

83. Nica Burns, CEO, Nimax Theatres

84. Simon Trewin, Agent, United Agents

85. Carlos Acosta, Principle Guest Artist, Royal Ballet

86. Nicola Stephenson, Founder and MD of Mission Media

87. Flo Heiss, Creative Partner, Dare

88. Simon Jenkins, Columnist, The Guardian

89. Justin Walkey, Bird undefined Bird

90. Phil Hilton, Editor, Shortlist

91. Jim Dye, Roxanne Messenger, Copywriter, art director, kitcatt nohr alexander shaw

92. Mollie Dent Brockelhurst, Gaggosian Gallery, London

93. James Selman, Senior Account Director of Media, Freud Comms

94. Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures

95. Andrew Perera, Regional VP of Comms, MAC Cosmetics

96. Richard Pierson, New-Business Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

97. Owen Williams, Press undefined Publicity Officer, House of Lords

98. Enyi Nwosu, Partner, CHI and Partners

99. Melina Jacovou, Managing Director, Propel London

100. Farah Ramzan Golant, CEO, AMV BBDO LTD

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3 Responses to Mike Butcher makes the Hospital Club 100!

  1. Christ on a bike, with the obvious exception of Mike, that’s the kind of list I’d actually pay to not be on.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Much appreciated Thayer!

  3. eastlondon1 says:

    gavin turk
    I’m glad gavin turk is on the list. I had the honor of meeting him at an exhibition in london. He is one of the best sculptors of the modern day.
    South West London Glaziers

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