Have any questions for The ERIC Team? 

Email: hello@ericfestival.com

Phone: 020 7205 2866

Office: 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

Who’s behind ERIC?

ERIC was started in late 2016 as a passion project by long-time friends Mae and Sam. The idea stemmed from their own experiences of failing to break into the creative industries and the realisation that the barriers to the creative sector can be broken, but no one seems to be getting it right. So they created ERIC.

ERIC exists to break down the barriers to the creative industries and is run with four principles in mind - equality, relevance, representation & accessibility.


Sam skipped university to pursue a career in PR & Communications before moving into a digital-focused role at a tech startup, Decoded.

Sam is obsessed with politics (particularly the issues in the UK education system) and thinks everyone should follow the 4 day work-week.

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Mae is a chartered accountant who graduated from Newcastle University and worked at PWC in the Banking & Capital Markets.

Mae feels incredibly passionate about diversity in the workplace and wants allocated time for mindfulness to be a staple in every office.