Mike Soutar

Executive Chairman, Shortlist Media

Mike Soutar is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Shortlist Media Ltd, the publisher behind premium, free magazines ShortList and Stylist as well as digital brands Emerald Street and Mr Hyde. The company has won more than 60 major industry awards since it was established as an independent start-up in summer 2007 with five employees. It now has over 140 full-time employees and provides part-time employment for more than 600 merchandisers every week across Britain. Mike and the company appeared in an episode of The Apprentice during its 2011 run and Mike has featured as one of Lord Sugar’s advisors in the interview episodes every year since. Over a 30-year career, Mike has worked for a variety of media companies on both the editorial and management side, in print, digital and broadcasting, and in the UK and America.