Mark Riches

Industry Investor and Advisor

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

Mark is an experienced business leader, strategic thinker, developer of talent, and specialist in 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 ($70m+ agency with 350+ employees in 6 offices across Asia, USA and Europe).  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!).

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