The h.Club 100: the winners
We salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
London media gurus The Hospital Club and Time Out devised the h.Club 100: a search for the most original and influential people in the UK creative and media industries. Then we asked you to vote – and here are the results: the talent that is shaping the future.
Okay, there are actually not exactly 100 people on this list: Grayson Perry sneaked in twice and we’ve counted some multi-person projects as one entry. That's okay, though. It’s a reminder that this is a snapshot of where UK creativity, in all its messy brilliance, is at right now. It’s been an incredible year for the arts in the UK. In 2012 we fell for ‘Sherlock’ (again), cheered on ‘Matilda’ and cried at Danny Boyle’s Olympics curtain-raiser. From backroom boys to major stars, we salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
Is there someone we've missed? Browse the list below then tell us who you think should have made the Top 100 in the comments below.
head of new media at Locog
Balfour helmed the Olympics organisers’ website complete with 77 digital channels, mobile apps, education, and social media facilities. The world watched.
Follow Alex Balfour here on Twitter
illustrator and animator
Mr Bingo’s Hate Mail idea was simple: send him £20 (plus postage) and he sent back a vintage postcard with a little drawing and an offensive message. It was a sell-out success.
Follow Mr Bingo here on Twitter
editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post UK
Buzasi wrestles this news and opinion website into must-read shape.
Follow Carla Buzasi here on Twitter
senior vice-president of Industrial Design at Apple Inc
Ive was this year knighted for his services to design and enterprise, but most of us just love playing with his iPad.
vice-president at Spotify Europe
The arrival in the last 12 months of new Spotify apps has made music streaming even smarter.
Follow Chris Maples here on Twitter
CEO and founder of Yourvine, Youth Army and The Physical Network
Callum Negus Fancey’s latest project – Yourvine – gets big brands to work with young people, offering real rewards for their insights, energy and talent.
co-founder of This Is My Jam
Create your own radio station, one track at a time, with the super-user-friendly This Is My Jam.
Follow Matthew Ogle here on Twitter
founder of Hidden City
The genius behind a real-world interactive game leading players, via text, on a trail of cool shops, bars and other tucked-away London gems.
Follow Rob Reason here on Twitter
deputy CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation
A key grass-roots East End tech creative adding his knowledge to the TCIO team that’s pushing London as a serious twenty-first-century digital player.
artist and writer at Revolutionary Arts
Thompson runs the Empty Shop Network, helping businesses ‘pop-up’ quickly in spaces left vacant by recession casualties. He also started #riotcleanup in 2011; and his current project, #wewillgather, uses social media for social good.
Follow Dan Thompson here on Twitter