Steve Wheen

Steve Wheen is founder & CEO of distillery, a content studio specialising in social content; making & distributing branded films for social media.He started the agency in 2015 after eight years making content for Sky, MTV, Discovery and others when he saw, at Google Creative Labs, how traditional advertising agencies struggled to make social video.Today distillery has 40 staff across offices in UK, San Francisco and Singapore, and clients range from Tech, Retail all the way through to charity including Google, Amazon and the DEC. It’s recognised as a category leader with 2021 awards including Campaign’s (Independent) Agency of the Year.An activist for diversity, Steve is a board member at the advertising industry LGBTQ+ body Outvertising and mentor at women’s leadership group Bloom. A speaker on subjects including creativity and happiness, his media appearances include BBC, ITV & CBS.He’s also a keen gardener. A lack of green space when he first moved to London from Australia saw him take to the streets (literally); his miniature horticultural displays in potholes saw him attract a keen online following, becoming a published author and TED speaker.