People’s Champion Finalist: Meredith Bespoke
The creative events agency competing for the Startups Awards People’s Champion title – will you be backing it?
Start-up name: Meredith Bespoke
Founder: Meredith O’Shaughnessy
Started in: 2012
Based in: London
Business description: Creative events and networking agency
Following years spent “masterminding” celebrity parties and promotions, company namesake Meredith O’Shaughnessy launched creative events and networking agency Meredith Bespoke in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Priding itself on its “personal and supportive approach” the start-up has grown rapidly over the last two years with its success reflected by its client portfolio which includes brands such as Lulu Guinness, Manolo Blahnik, Lamborghini, Edmiston Yachts, the British Council, and even members of royalty.
Headquartered in London, the agency also has a presence in Venice so it’s no surprise that it has attracted interest from businesses and individuals overseas. The start-up’s proposition is a simple one – bespoke events that offer a mix of professionalism, fun, and luxury quality:
“You have an event to plan. You need it to be incredible. You don’t want the same, off the shelf, package deal venues that all your competitors are using. Don’t worry. Everything is going to be amazing because we only create exceptional events for people who demand more.”
With events ranging from an “enchanted Nordic yulefest” in Shoreditch to networking events for female high-flyers, the agency appears to have a tapped into a new gap in the market. A notable feat considering O’Shaughnessy has also recently launched a second venture Ohlala Macarons – the UK’s “first’ macaron and martini making workshops- and is managing to successfully juggle both start-ups.
Why Meredith Bespoke made our 50:
O’Shaughnessy has done what most creative entrepreneurs could only hope to achieve by building an agency backed by major international brands and high-profile clientele. What’s more the start-up’s growth is all organic having raised no external investment to date.