Luxforecast & Awards

Connoisseurs
  • Anouschka Menzies
    Founding Director of Bacchus

    Anouschka's first career was as a soloist ballerina for The English National Ballet and then at the Deutsche Oper Ballet in Berlin working with renowned choreographers Bejart, Ashton, Macmillan, Bill T Jones  and Michael Clarke.

    She co-founded Bacchus in 1999 with her business partner Charlotte Lurot. As a child she travelled extensively with her family which fuelled her passion for international cuisine and travel in general.

    At Bacchus Anouschka's team specialises in positioning and promoting quirky, innovative  and premier food and drink brands, leading chefs, restaurants, hotels and design brands. Her clients include Nobu, Momo, Tramp, Sketch, Hakkasan, Locanda Locatelli, Pernod Ricard, Gourmet House Caviar, Poilane Bakeries and Established & Sons design collective. Anouschka is considered one of the most knowledgeable figures in the luxury hospitality industry in the UK.

  • Alex Proud
    Founder of: Proud Galleries, Proud2, and Proud Cabaret

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  • Anouschka Menzies
    Founding Director of Bacchus

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  • Bip Ling
    Blogger; DJ and Model

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  • Giles Deacon
    Fashion Designer

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  • Gurinder Chadha OBE
    Director and Producer

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  • Joan Burstein CBE
    Co-founder of Browns

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  • John Mathers
    CEO, the Design Council

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  • Katie Hillier
    Jewellery and accessories designer; Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs

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  • Leanne Benjamin OBE
    Principal dancer Royal Ballet

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  • Luke Johnson
    Chairman of Royal Society of Arts; former Chair of Channel 4; Chairman of Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s and FT columnist

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  • Michael Ward
    Managing Director of Harrods

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  • Nadav Kander
    Photographer

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  • Poppy Delevingne
    Model and British Fashion Council ambassador

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  • Professor Wendy Dagworthy
    Royal College of Art’s Head of Fashion

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  • Sir John Hegarty
    Founder. Creative. Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH)

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  • Tom Chapman
    CEO and Co-founder of MATCHESFASHION.COM

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  • Trevor Baylis CBE
    Inventor

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  • Wayne Hemingway MBE
    Co-founder of Red or Dead; Chair of Building for life; Founder of HemingwayDesign

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  • Zara Martin
    TV presenter and DJ

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