03 - 13 OCTOBER 2024
03 - 13 OCTOBER 2024

Meet The Team Behind The Festival

Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne are the founders of London Cocktail Week - so this is their fourteenth year working on the festival, which they have built into the award-winning event it is today. As well as working together on London Cocktail Week, they are also best friends and love nothing more than enjoying an ice cold martini together.


Sam Ryan joined the team in 2018 - first as a full time member of staff and these days as a freelancer - and takes care of all our editorial content. Whether it’s on the website or in the printed guidebook (back for 2023!) - you’re reading her words.

This is Sinnéad Jackson Brett’s second year working on the festival - she’s currently studying journalism at Uni, but is also well connected to the bar industry - working part time at Jensen’s distillery bar down in Bermondsey. She manages all our bar partners and makes sure all the details are spot on to make navigating the Cocktail Tours super easy.

L-R : Hannah, Siobhan, Sam & Sinnéad

Chima Nwachukwu has been involved with London Cocktail Week since 2013 when he first volunteered to be part of the events team on the ground. Now he’s irreplaceable to us - ensuring that each and every bar that takes part receives their wristbands and guidebook ahead of the festival starting. Follow his instagram for his epic undertaking of visiting every bar on the list!


Addie Chinn is responsible for almost every photograph you see from us. All the beautiful cocktail photography that we’ve become so well known for over the fourteen years of the festival has been shot by him. Not content with still life - he’s also behind this year’s portrait campaign. From an open call - he took pictures of 35 bartenders in just three days. Power house.


Rebekkah Dooley is the Wonder Woman behind our social media presence. Although this is her first year on the team - she’s the person behind many of your favourite bar’s feeds and has been the driving force behind a lot of mega London Cocktail Week events over manny years - so she has felt part of the family for much longer!


Roman Shabodalov is the creative genius making our video content this year. As well as being a talented videographer, he’s also a top notch bartender, so absolutely always knows the best angle to capture.

L-R : Chima, Addie, Rebekkah & Roman

Tonic Communications (Frances Cottrell Duffield and Phoebe Kelner pictured) are our latest addition to the festival family and have joined us as our press agents making sure our story is clearly communicated. If you read us about in the paper - it’s all down to them.