Contributor Profile

Mark Riches

Job TitleIndustry Investor and Advisor


Until April 2019 Mark was co-founder of global events agency FIRST.  Today he is a mentor to future business leaders, NED/advisor, and investor into boutique projects.

He is an experienced business leader, strategic thinker, developer of talent, and specialist in event marketing.  With extensive creative, commercial and international experience, Mark has worked for some of the world's top brands, resulting in growing the market-leading multi-destination agency FIRST.  Now working as an NED, SME advisor and investor into boutique high-potential entrepreneurial businesses, Mark lives in South London with his wife and black Labrador ‘Bill’.  When not working or exploring the world travelling, he loves to cook (in fact he trained as a chef!).

Twitter: @markdriches


Conference Sessions

  • How to Build a Business in 2025

    Thursday10:30 - 11:0021-11-2019
    Accelerate Stage

    How can you build a modern business, with modern values and ethics, that is commercially successful, empathetic to staff, quality for clients, and creates great...

    • Language: English