Adrian Simpson, Chillisauce
It was ten years ago in Starbucks Leicester Square that Adrian’s involvement with Chillisauce began, as he, along with others, helped to fund the start up idea of friend James Baddiley.
Chillisauce had started out as a men’s lifestyle portal and quickly grown into something much bigger, as the activities and events sections took off at an exponential rate. The other co funders of Matt Hull, William Bicknell and Kenny Stevens took up full time positions in the company as they worked all hours to realise the potential of what they had untapped.
Meanwhile Adrian had just begun a fledgling broadcast career and moved to Birmingham to start life as presenter on BBC Top Gear.
For the next decade television and property became his life as he notched a variety of different shows and used his spare time and money to buy and develop houses both here and abroad. After Top Gear came 5th Gear, then The Gadget Show, Police Camera Action and even a stint on Sky News.
There followed a move to Montenegro for 3 years to start a property company which he juggled with filming back in the UK. All the while Chillisauce was developing into a very successful company, employing more and more staff and seemingly for ever moving to bigger offices.
After a hectic decade in television Adrian wanted to make a change to his working life but at the same time needed to use the creative, communicative skills he’d developed in broadcast. The timing couldn’t have been better as the Chillisauce Marketing Events department had just won the pitch to be Guinness World Records’ Official Partner. Adrian entered the company in March 2011 in a creative/business development role that far exceeds its original GWR remit. His aim: to help make Chillisauce the number one creative ideas agency in London.
Chillisauce organise a variety of unusual events, for example their recent announcement, where companies can hire the big brother house for corporate events.
Examples of recent events organised by Chillisauce: