The original Mr Smith
CEO James Lohan is one half of the couple behind Mr & Mrs Smith. James’ first company, Atomic, created the infamous Come Dancing parties and club promotions. (One of his London parties, in 1998, was voted ‘number-one place to be in the world’ by FHM.) He built on this success with an events and party planning company in London, producing events for clients such as Finlandia vodka and Wonderbra. He then went on to co-found The White House bar, restaurant and members’ club in Clapham. Launched in March 2000, it is one of London’s hippest establishments. Since the conception of the book, James has visited almost 500 hotels.