David Atkinson

Founding partner of integrated marketing agency Space

David is founding partner of integrated marketing agency Space and has over 20 years’ marketing experience. He comes from a long line of entrepreneurs.

He began his career at Cadbury’s and before founding Space he spent over a decade at some of London’s best marketing agencies working on creative campaigns for clients like Apple, Channel 4, Lucozade, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Unilever.

As well as being a seasoned marketer, David is an expert in marrying sports and entertainment properties with brands and is in demand as a speaker. He was a popular commentator during the Olympics appearing on radio, TV and in print. He has developed strategies and marketing programmes involving music, film and other entertainment strands for the likes of Heineken, Samsung, Eurostar and Wrigley’s.

Music plays a big part inside and outside of David’s work. He turned his hand to DJing for a few years, keyboards and is an enthusiastic but novice guitarist. His tastes in music are hugely eclectic and range from Bowie to REM and Brit-pop to Bhangra.