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British Entrepreneurs Top 100: From Lord Sugar to Victoria Beckham, These Are the Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK

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Whether you’re a would-be entrepreneur or have spent decades being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of British entrepreneurs who’ve been through the journey before. So we’ve compiled a list from top British entrepreneurs.

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Richard Branson Profile Image Richard Branson
Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes at @virgin!
100

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Jamie Oliver Profile Image Jamie Oliver
Official Jamie Oliver: Proud Dad & Chef
99

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Victoria Beckham Profile Image Victoria Beckham
The Official Twitter page for Victoria Beckham
98

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Theo Paphitis Profile Image Theo Paphitis
Shopkeeper
97

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Martin Lewis Profile Image Martin Lewis
Founder @moneysavingexp, @mmhpi &(ish) @itvmlshow. Money tips, bad puns, polls, athletics & MCFC musings. Mrs MSE's husband, Sapphire's daddy. My hero? Sheldon!
96

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Peter Jones Profile Image Peter Jones
Entrepreneur, Investor, founder of the UK's 1st Enterprise Academy. Creator of American Inventor in US & Star of Dragons' Den in UK.
95

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Lord Sugar Profile Image Lord Sugar
Chairman of Amshold Group, owner of @Amscreen and Amsprop. http://t.co/k0vMeUBXCm
94

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AJ Joshi Profile Image AJ Joshi
Entreprenur & Investor, primary industries include tech, publishing, media and healthcare.
93

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Duncan Bannatyne Profile Image Duncan Bannatyne
Founder of The Bannatyne Group. Author of 7 books. Father of 6 wonderful children. Engaged to @wnigora_nigora. Remembering you only live once so live well.
92

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Nigel Lythgoe OBE Profile Image Nigel Lythgoe OBE
Tony nominated and Emmy Award Winning LFC supporter, producer, director, choreographer and DANCER.
91

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Chad Hurley Profile Image Chad Hurley
Co-Founder & Former CEO, @YouTube
90

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Saul Klien Profile Image Saul Klien
Husband. Dad. Founder @localglobevc @teamkano @seedcamp @lovefilm @weareplatoon Operator @skype @microsoft @wpp. Trustee @comicrelief. Investor @indexventures
89

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Brent Hoberman Profile Image Brent Hoberman
cofounder Founders Factory, https://t.co/Pinzxd5DT2, https://t.co/pgsQjlWkZz, founders forum,Founders intelligence,smartup: non exec:The Economist
88

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Deborah   Meaden Profile Image Deborah Meaden
Star of Dragon’s Den, Strictly Come Dancing contestant but now back in my Natural Habitat amongst Dragon and wondering What's next?
87

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James Caan CBE Profile Image James Caan CBE
Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of @HBPrivateEquity, former Chairman of @StartUpLoansUK, Philanthropist and former Dragon! #Recruitment
86

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Mary Portas Profile Image Mary Portas
Founder of Portas Agency, and Mary's Living & Giving charity shops,broadcaster,retail expert, author of Shop Girl & highstreet campaigner.
85

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Pete Cashmore Profile Image Pete Cashmore
CEO and Founder of http://t.co/XlFrQdve. Professional account is @mashable
84

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Martha Lane   Fox Profile Image Martha Lane Fox
we need http://t.co/RP3qvymPl4
83

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Jacqueline   Gold Profile Image Jacqueline Gold
CEO Ann Summers. Mum to gorgeous Scarlett & wife to @dan2777. Vice President of @Childrens_Trust & @RetailTrust ambassador Enquiries to shelley@pha-media.com
82

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Maggie Philbin Profile Image Maggie Philbin
TechJournalist , CEO TeenTech, leader Digital Skills TaskForce.Specialising in technology but please don't ask me to fix anything. My views,not those of the BBC
81

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Michael Acton Smith Profile Image Michael Acton Smith
I like making things: Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Perplex City, World of Warriors, Petlandia, Firebox, Berwickstock, Ping Pong Fight Club and https://t.co/jPozQX8YRC
80

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Lee   McQueen Profile Image Lee McQueen
Founder of award winning sales recruitment business @RTA_Rec, Winner of @bbcapprentice business coach, father of three girls, loving life Instagram/Lee.mcqueen
79

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Penny   Power Profile Image Penny Power
Building @tBusinessCafe home on HighSt for Biz friendship- a place for our most amazing small businesses to call home Join community https://t.co/SdxIPUzv3P
78

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Lauren Laverne Profile Image Lauren Laverne
Broadcaster, co-founder of @thepooluk. This is my personal Twitter account. Professional enquiries please contact @ITGpresenters and @AdVoiceOfficial
77

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Lawrence Jones MBE Profile Image Lawrence Jones MBE
Dr. of Business Administration DBA #CEO @UKFast @UKFastSpace @FarinetVerbier #Entrepreneur #MotivationalSpeaker #Writer #TeamUKFast #Cloud
76

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Andrew Bloch Profile Image Andrew Bloch
Founder and Group MD of Frank PR. Offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Sydney and New York
75

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Emma   Sinclair Profile Image Emma Sinclair
Entrepreneur. Techie. Youngest to IPO. Dabble in newspapers & TV. Innovative Enterprise Software CoFo @EntJungle. @Unicef advisor. Views invariably plagiarised.
74

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Jim Riley Profile Image Jim Riley
Co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u
73

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Russell Dalgleish Profile Image Russell Dalgleish
Serial entrepreneur, strategist, innovator, coach, conference speaker - founder @ExoltaUK
72

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Niomi Smart Profile Image Niomi Smart
Lifestyle Blogger & Vlogger, co-founder of @SourcedBox and author of the cookbook 'Eat Smart' https://t.co/dzbXd86VzL Instagram @niomismart
71

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Ricky Martin Profile Image Ricky Martin
Winner of #TheApprentice & #TotalWipeout Founder of @Hyperec_HRS #Thinkpositivebepositive #biochemist #wrestler #HRS #recruiter Somebody who makes things happen
70

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Kelly Hoppen MBE Profile Image Kelly Hoppen MBE
Official page of BAFTA nominated Kelly Hoppen MBE. Interior Designer, Author, Entrepreneur, former Dragon @BBCDragonsDen, Creative Director @KellyHoppenHome.
69

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Sherry Coutu Profile Image Sherry Coutu
Product Strategist, entrepreneur, angel investor and non-exec board director.
68

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Tim Campbell MBE Profile Image Tim Campbell MBE
Founder of @Bright_Ideas & Co-Owner of @M_Runners, @MayorofLondon Ambassador for @Apprenticeships, and #winner of #TheApprentice hosted by @Lord_Sugar
67

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Celia Sawyer Profile Image Celia Sawyer
Business Woman,Interior Designer, Philanthropist,Mentor,TV Four Rooms Ch4 & BBC1Your Home in Their Hands,columnist for Mailonline,Hello! mag&Huffington Post
66

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Miss. Alyssa Smith Profile Image Miss. Alyssa Smith
Multi Award Winning Jeweller. Entrepreneur, Business & Accessory Designer of the year. Top 100 Jeweller 2013 #smithandperry #f1jewellery. Top 100 entrepreneurs
65

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Ella Woodward Profile Image Ella Woodward
Food lover and entrepreneur. Best-selling author, app creator, co-founder of @the_mae_deli & just launched an energy ball line!
64

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Stephen Kelly Profile Image Stephen Kelly
CEO @sagegroupplc–champions #Entrepreneurs & #SmallBiz – empowers them to fulfil their dreams. UK Prime Minister's Biz Ambassador. Tweets from me & my office.
63

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Michelle Mone   OBE Profile Image Michelle Mone OBE
The Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Mentor.
62

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Thomas Oppong Profile Image Thomas Oppong
Founding Editor at https://t.co/wfw5Utpw8A | Curator at https://t.co/WSCK1UT91z | Columnist @Inc | Contributor @Entrepreneur | Contributor @observer
61

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Jamal Edwards Profile Image Jamal Edwards
There are those who look at things and ask why. I'd say dream of things that never were and ask why not? That's why in my spare time I'm an underwater fireman.
60

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Ben   Towers Profile Image Ben Towers
18 | Young Entrepreneur & Investor • Speaker • @Towers_Design • #PocketMoneyPitch @CBBC • @TheTimes Super Teen Power List #1 • @BulliesOut
59

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Ben Way Profile Image Ben Way
Best Selling Author | Entrepreneur | Inventor | Futurologist | Philanthropist | Based in Silicon Valley. Speak to me directly @ Clarity http://t.co/N30A1LMTFd
58

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Angelica Malin Profile Image Angelica Malin
Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag - London's leading inspiration magazine. Entrepreneur. Lifestyle gal. Business, brunch & belief ✨ angelica@abouttimemagazine.co.uk
57

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Saira   Khan Profile Image Saira Khan
Tv Presenter, COLUMIST Sunday Mirror businesswoman, Author: Management @urbanassociates : Stylist @RachelGold3: Ambassador @forduk Founder #FruitsofKashmir
56

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Dickie Armour Profile Image Dickie Armour
I love life! Author, speaker, sales, marketing, trouble shooter, Domain Names, mentor
55

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Charlie Mullins OBE Profile Image Charlie Mullins OBE
Pimlico Plumbers CEO & firm believer in 'common sense' but has discovered 'It ain't that common!' Often scathing, never boring!
54

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Chris Percival Profile Image Chris Percival
24 year old Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Jigsaw Medical. Mentor for Virgin Startup.
53

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Melody   Hossaini Profile Image Melody Hossaini
Award-winning Social Entrepreneur | Speaker | Skills Trainer | Founder @InspirEngage | ex-@BBCApprentice | Featured on Sky, BBC, CNBC. melody@inspirEngage.com
52

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Sharon Carpenter Profile Image Sharon Carpenter
#BritInTheCity Broadcast Journalist / TV Host / Producer / Entrepreneur
51

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Sarah Willingham Profile Image Sarah Willingham
#LOVE life! Travelling with @mtoxvaerd & our 4 amazing kids. Dragon on @bbcdragonsden, Consumer Champ.from #stoke & ADORE food
50

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Oli Barrett Profile Image Oli Barrett
Connecting the dots to grow big ideas. Event MC and moderator. Co-founder of @StartUpBritain @TennerFiverYE @TeamCospa Connector Unit & Speednetwork the Globe
49

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Mark   Wright Profile Image Mark Wright
Winner of The Apprentice. Business partner to Lord Sugar. Forbes 30 Under 30. Entrepreneur. Digital Marketing Specialist. Climb Online: info@climb-online.co.uk
48

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Andy McLoughlin Profile Image Andy McLoughlin
Partner @SoftTechVC. Co-founder @Huddle. Angel investor (inc @Postmates, @Pipedrive, @Buffer, @Secret_Escapes, @Intercom, @Bugsnag, @ZestyApp). Brit in SF. Tall
47

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Dr Leah Totton Profile Image Dr Leah Totton
NHS & Cosmetic doctor, winner of The Apprentice, co-owner @DrLeahClinics with @Lord_Sugar. PR contact E: tracyposner@positivecomm.com
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Elizabeth Varley Profile Image Elizabeth Varley
Co-founder & CEO @TechHub, we work globally with 750 tech startups to help them scale. 7 locations: London HQ, Europe, India & more soon https://t.co/ISXt70ZO4d
45

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Kanya King MBE Profile Image Kanya King MBE
Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and Founder & CEO of MOBO Europe's leading urban brand.
44

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Alison Edgar Profile Image Alison Edgar
One of the UK's top 10 business advisers, GB Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 special merit, Enterprise Nation and Small Business Saturday regional champ
43

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BradBurton Profile Image BradBurton
Hype. Wisdom. Crowds. The UK's
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Rajeeb Dey Profile Image Rajeeb Dey
CEO @Learnerbly; Founder @Enternships; Co-Founder @StartUpBritain; Trustee @UnLtd; Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion 2013 & @WEF Young Global Leader
41

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Belinda   Parmar Profile Image Belinda Parmar
Founder of The Empathy Business, Campaigner,Creator of The Empathy Index, Author, Speaker, World Economic Forum #YGL, @theempathybiz Always a Lady Geek!
40

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Ross Bailey Profile Image Ross Bailey
Founder & CEO of @appearhere | Inspired by great people, brands and spaces | Restless Fidget | @ForbesUnder30 2016
39

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Emma Jones, MBE Profile Image Emma Jones, MBE
Small business expert, author, and founder of small business network Enterprise Nation @e_nation SME Rep for Crown Commercial Service
38

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Rami Ranger CBE Profile Image Rami Ranger CBE
Multi award winning businessman, social reformer and philanthropist.
37

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Levi Roots Profile Image Levi Roots
Award winning entrepreneur, musician, chef, author, motivational speaker and dragon slayer. For all bookings and speaking enquiries link up lucy@leviroots.com
36

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Shaa Wasmund MBE Profile Image Shaa Wasmund MBE
Online Educator. Best Selling Author. Mother of Jett. Lover of Whitstable. Boxing Know It All. Born Digital. Eternal Optimist. #ItsNeverJustBusiness
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Kathryn   Parsons Profile Image Kathryn Parsons
Founder @DecodedCo. Entrepreneur, educator, feminist, campaigner for code & a digital economy LDN/NY/GLOBAL.
34

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Ian   Welsh Profile Image Ian Welsh
CEO,Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (@ALLIANCEScot) Chair, Ayr Gaiety Partnership,East Ayrshire IJB, Microtech Group, AUFA : FRSA: D.Univ ( UWS)
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Lyndon Wood Profile Image Lyndon Wood
Creator @constructaquote,Author, Investor,TV Host,Forbes Featured,HuffPost Contributor #blockchain,Philanthropic, Business,Inspirational,Quirky & a realist #MMA
32

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Duane Jackson Profile Image Duane Jackson
Dull with occasional glints of humour. Founded @KashFlow, SaaS Accounting software. Sold to IRIS in 2013. Now working on @supdateapp
31

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Bianca Miller Profile Image Bianca Miller
#Entrepreneur #CEO @TheBeGroup1 @BiancaMillerLdn, #Speaker, @BBCApprentice 2014, @cbbc 2016, @dotuk Ambassador @EY_SchoolsUK Mentor IG:BiancaMillerOfficial
30

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Wendy White Profile Image Wendy White
General Partner Entrepreneur First @EFldn. Former CEO and Co-Founder @Moonfruit acquired by Yell Group. Government Digital Advisory and TechCityUK Boards. MBE
29

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Paul   Lindley Profile Image Paul Lindley
Founder of @EllasKitchenUK and @PaddysBathroom. Co-Founder of @TheKeyIsE. Believe business can & should lead +ve social change
28

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Duncan   Cheatle Profile Image Duncan Cheatle
Making Britain the most enterprising nation in the world. Founder @PreludeGroup. @StartUpBritain, @RiseToTweets, @TheSupperClubUK and http://t.co/YxC4DWwwET
27

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Hilary Devey CBE Profile Image Hilary Devey CBE
Official site of award winning former Dragon Hilary Devey, the Inspirational Founder, CEO and Chairman of @pallexgroup
26

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Luke Lang Profile Image Luke Lang
Meddling with crowdfunding stuff. Co-founder of @Crowdcube. Views are not my own!
25

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Richard Reed Profile Image Richard Reed
Co-founder innocent drinks, co-founder Jam Jar Investments, co-founder Art Everywhere, vegetable aficiando.
24

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Nick Hungerford Profile Image Nick Hungerford
I'm the founder of Nutmeg, the company on a mission to democratise saving & investing. I'm a career finance person, Stanford MBA & sports fan. Views are my own.
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Jessica Huie   MBE Profile Image Jessica Huie MBE
Founder of JH Public Relations (@JessicaHuiePR) https://t.co/LCB3dduuac & Color blind Cards. Award-winning, multi-racial greeting cards
22

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Kate Robertson Profile Image Kate Robertson
Founder @OneYoungWorld, looking for Young Leaders, working for a better future. Married 25 years, one wonderful daughter
21

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Jordan Daykin Profile Image Jordan Daykin
Jordan Daykin | One of Britain's Leading Young Entrepreneurs | Press@jordandaykin.co.uk
20

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Pier Paolo Mucelli Profile Image Pier Paolo Mucelli
Founder @eOffice, pioneering coworking in London in 2002, @CoworkingLondon #TechItaliaLondon
19

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Susan Hallam Profile Image Susan Hallam
Founder of digital marketing agency Hallam Internet. Google Partner. Freeman of the City of London.
18

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Jeff Lynn Profile Image Jeff Lynn
CEO and Co-Founder of @Seedrs. Non-Executive Director of @CompaniesHouse. Husband of the amazing @Ltothe3rd.
17

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Patrick Regan OBE Profile Image Patrick Regan OBE
CEO of @xlplondon, @artsxlp & @xlmentoring, @xlpgapyear speaker, author, husband, dad of 4 wonderful kids, Aim in life is to try and make a difference
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Chantal   Coady Profile Image Chantal Coady
Founder @RococoChocs, cocoa farmer in Grenada & London, beekeeper, mentor, wife, mother, cyclist, creative, foodie, cat lover, juggling constantly...
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Will   King Profile Image Will King
shaving lives since '93 @KingofShaves now join dots & do other stuff too... #equipotency for ALL above all. Love sailing, C'mon @AinslieBen #BringTheCupHome
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Priya Lakhani OBE Profile Image Priya Lakhani OBE
Purpose:Improve lives of many • Founder https://t.co/cd44k57XG1 data A.I. neuroscience #education @thisisCENTURY • Entrepreneur of the Yr • Barrister & Lecturer
13

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Alicia Navarro Profile Image Alicia Navarro
Spanish-blooded, Aussie-born, London-headquartered, San Francisco-based founder & CEO of Skimlinks.com, entrepreneur, start-up community enthusiast, & aesthete.
12

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Jessica Butcher Profile Image Jessica Butcher
Co-Founder, Blippar- world's leading visual browser & CNBC Disruptor 50 Co.'16. Mum, award-winning entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, media spokesperson, NED
11

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Piers Linney Profile Image Piers Linney
Former lawyer, corporate financier, BBC Dragon & C4 Secret Millionaire. TMT #entrepreneur and investor. #tech, #cloud, #diversity, #inclusion, #bikes
10

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Holly Tucker MBE Profile Image Holly Tucker MBE
Founder & Chief Inspirator NOTHS, Founder of Holly & Co. UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. Championing & supporting small businesses. ✨
9

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Kirsty Henshaw Profile Image Kirsty Henshaw
Owner of @Kirstys_ Mum of 1, Health Food Entrepreneur, Gym lover, Dragon's Den winner 2010 and Speaker.
8

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Sheridan Shed Simove Profile Image Sheridan Shed Simove
Performer-Entrepreneur-Speaker-Author Book: http://t.co/AuxWgGRKYK Speaking: https://t.co/bkBBWGfTwd Comedy: http://t.co/TccXTDDo78 PR:https://t.co/It34BamX2Z
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Mark Pearson Profile Image Mark Pearson
Entrepreneur, Investor @FuelVentures Dad x2, Proud early investor in @VeInteractive a £1.25bn+ company & @PaddleHQ and more. #Motivation #Entrepreneur
6

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Karen Millen Profile Image Karen Millen
Fashion & interior designer co founder of Teensunite Follow me on instagram: karenmillenobe
5

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Laura Tenison Profile Image Laura Tenison
Founder/CEO @JoJoMamanBebe Passionate about retail, design, sustainable aid, common sense, putting people & the planet above profit; being a B Corp & my boys.
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Evadney Campbell   MBE Profile Image Evadney Campbell MBE
MD of @Shilohpr and a media trainer with over 25 yrs in the media. International trainer and among Top 100 British Entrepreneurs. How amazing!
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Les Conway Profile Image Les Conway
Experienced Financial Planner guiding people along their journey of life and keen Motor Sport fan (including competing)
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Sophie Cornish MBE Profile Image Sophie Cornish MBE
Founder @notonthehighst, author & writer, mum of 2 teens, @SurbitonHigh governor, a little obsessed with @CrossFit
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