John Holborow – Managing Director UK, Beggars Group

John has worked at Beggars since leaving university some 14 years ago.  Most of that time has been spent as Marketing Director, running UK marketing and promotion for the groups various labels during a period which has produced hits with the Cult, the Pixies, the Charlatans, Cocteau Twins, House of Pain, Prodigy, Cornershop, Basement Jaxx, Badly Drawn Boy, Dizzee Rascal, Lemon Jelly and the White Stripes.

Having recently acquired 50% of leading US independent Matador, the group continues to flourish, growing from a single office in Wandsworth employing 20 people in 1990, to an international organization with offices in eight countries and employing in excess of 100 people.

In spring of 2003 he became Managing Director of the groups UK operations.