Posted 14 Jan 2011
The Future starts here
Launched in November 2007, Courvoisier The Future 500 was originally a collection of 500 rising stars from the UK drawn from fields as diverse as public life, media, food and technology.
Since then, the network has grown to around 800, but entrance is strictly limited to progressive thinkers and innovators in their field. As well as benefiting from a free welcome pack, including samples of our Courvoisier cognac, members get access to an exclusive online social networking platform, invitations to exclusive events and even funding for their own events and concepts.
“The Future 500 is far more than an online social network, it is a dynamic, ongoing project that provides members with new and innovative opportunities to get themselves and their businesses known”, said Stephen Chapman, founder of Make Travel Fair.
At Courvoisier, we’ve always had a rich history of recognising and rewarding inspirational individuals, dating back to the Napoleonic Order of 1912, which sought “…to reward the personal merit of men and women who have distinguished themselves by their insightful actions; and to form an elite favouring the exchange of ideas and experience for the good of all”.
Courvoisier The Future 500 is a very modern interpretation of this ethos.
“The network has been a fantastic help in accelerating the development of our business. It has provided us with sponsorship, support and most importantly connections with other dynamic and up-and-coming businesses.” Sam Bompas, co-founder, Bompas & Parr