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

Top 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs Leaderboard List

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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Our leaders list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. The list gets updated each Friday. If you believe you fit the criteria (or you know a business leader who does), you can apply by clicking the “join” button. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

Follow these British entrepreneurs to keep up with trends. You will also learn what resources they use to stay in the know.

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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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Victoria Beckham Profile Image Victoria Beckham
The Official Twitter page for Victoria Beckham
99

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Jamie Oliver Profile Image Jamie Oliver
Official Jamie Oliver: Proud Dad & Chef
98

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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!
97

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Theo Paphitis Profile Image Theo Paphitis
Shopkeeper
96

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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?
95

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Lord Sugar Profile Image Lord Sugar
Chairman of Amshold Group, owner of @Amscreen and Amsprop. https://t.co/CpaU2wj2qq
94

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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.
93

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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
92

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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.
91

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AJ Joshi Profile Image AJ Joshi
Entreprenur & Investor, primary industries include tech, publishing, media and healthcare.
90

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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.
89

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Chad Hurley Profile Image Chad Hurley
Co-Founder & Former CEO, @YouTube
88

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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
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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Martha Lane   Fox Profile Image Martha Lane Fox
"Dot com dinosaur" apparently. Now fighting for a fairer internet as founder of @doteveryoneuk (+ for light relief as co- founder @luckyvoice)
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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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.
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 [email protected]
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 @Calm
80

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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
79

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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
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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Emma   Sinclair Profile Image Emma Sinclair
Entrepreneur. Techie. Youngest to IPO. Dabble in papers & tv. Enterprise Software CoFo @EntJungle @EntAlumni. @Unicef advisor. Views invariably plagiarised.
76

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Sherry Coutu Profile Image Sherry Coutu
Mother, Author of the Scaleup Report on UK Economic Growth, Product Strategist, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Non-exec board director.
75

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Lawrence Jones MBE Profile Image Lawrence Jones MBE
Helping people grow faster on the internet #CEO @UKFast @UKFastSpace @Secarma @FarinetVerbier #Entrepreneur #Speaker Dr. of Business Administration DBA
74

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Niomi Smart Profile Image Niomi Smart
73

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Jim Riley Profile Image Jim Riley
Co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u
72

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Russell Dalgleish Profile Image Russell Dalgleish
Serial entrepreneur, strategist, innovator, coach, conference speaker - founder @ExoltaUK
71

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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.
70

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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.
69

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Penny   Power Profile Image Penny Power
Building @tBusinessCafe home on HighSt for Biz friendship- a place for amazing small businesses to call home #SaaSonBoarding Join us https://t.co/SdxIPUzv3P
68

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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
67

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Ella Woodward Profile Image Ella Woodward
Food lover and entrepreneur. Working to make vegetables cool ✌
66

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Thomas Oppong Profile Image Thomas Oppong
Founder at https://t.co/wfw5Utpw8A | Curator at https://t.co/WSCK1UT91z | Columnist @Inc. Featured at HuffPost, Quartz, CNBC, Thought Catalog & Observer.
65

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Kelly Hoppen MBE Profile Image Kelly Hoppen MBE
Official page of BAFTA nominated Kelly Hoppen MBE. Interior Designer, Author, Entrepreneur, @theGIDC Judge, former Dragon, Creative Director @KellyHoppenHome.
64

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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
63

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Angelica Malin Profile Image Angelica Malin
Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag - London's leading lifestyle magazine. Entrepreneur. Girl boss. Business, brunch & belief ✨ [email protected]
62

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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
61

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Chris Percival Profile Image Chris Percival
24 year old Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Jigsaw Medical. Mentor for Virgin Startup.
60

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Michelle Mone   OBE Profile Image Michelle Mone OBE
The Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE. Award Winning Entrepreneur, Global Speaker, Designer, Mentor, Government Biz Tsar, No1 Autobiography "My Fight To The Top"
59

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Dickie Armour Profile Image Dickie Armour
I love life! Author, speaker, sales, marketing, trouble shooter, Domain Names, mentor
58

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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
57

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Ben   Towers Profile Image Ben Towers
18 | Young Entrepreneur & Investor • Speaker • CEO of @Towers_Design • TV & Radio • #1 on @TheTimes Super Teen Power List • @BulliesOut @DogsTrust
56

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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!
55

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Saira   Khan Profile Image Saira Khan
Tv Presenter, COLUMNIST Sunday Mirror businesswoman, Author: Management @urbanassociates : Stylist @RachelGold3: Ambassador @forduk Founder #FruitsofKashmir
54

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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
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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
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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
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Andy McLoughlin Profile Image Andy McLoughlin
Partner @SoftTechVC. Co-founder @Huddle + @FoundersPledge. Angel investor (inc @Postmates, @Pipedrive, @Buffer, @Intercom, @Bugsnag, @ZestyApp). British. Tall.
50

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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
49

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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
48

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Sharon Carpenter Profile Image Sharon Carpenter
#BritInTheCity Broadcast Journalist / TV Host / Producer / Entrepreneur
47

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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.
46

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Belinda   Parmar Profile Image Belinda Parmar
Founder of The Empathy Business, Campaigner,Creator of The Empathy Index, behavioural science, WEF #YGL, @theempathybiz Always a Lady Geek!
45

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Melody   Hossaini Profile Image Melody Hossaini
Award-winning Social Entrepreneur | Speaker | Skills Trainer | Founder @InspirEngage | [email protected] | Featured on Sky, BBC, CNBC. [email protected]
44

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Rami Ranger CBE Profile Image Rami Ranger CBE
Multi award winning businessman, social reformer and philanthropist.
43

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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
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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: [email protected]
41

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Ross Bailey Profile Image Ross Bailey
Founder & CEO of @appearhere | Inspired by great people, brands and spaces | Restless Fidget | @ForbesUnder30
40

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Elizabeth Varley Profile Image Elizabeth Varley
Co-founder & CEO @TechHub, we work globally with 750+ tech firms to help them scale. 7 locations: London HQ, Europe, India & more soon https://t.co/ISXt70ZO4d
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BradBurton Profile Image BradBurton
Hype. Wisdom. Crowds. The UK's
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Paul   Lindley Profile Image Paul Lindley
Founder of @EllasKitchenUK & @PaddysBathroom. Author of #LittleWins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler https://t.co/lWRrP9jP0J
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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
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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: [email protected]
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Alison Edgar Profile Image Alison Edgar
One of the UK's top 10 business advisers, award winning sales trainer and coach, GB Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 special merit service.
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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 [email protected]
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Kathryn   Parsons Profile Image Kathryn Parsons
Founder @DecodedCo. Entrepreneur, educator, campaigner for code & a digital economy LDN/NY/GLOBAL
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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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Chantal   Coady Profile Image Chantal Coady
Founder @RococoChocs, cocoa farmer in Grenada & London, beekeeper, mentor, wife, mother, cyclist, creative, foodie, cat lover, juggling constantly...
30

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Jordan Daykin Profile Image Jordan Daykin
Jordan Daykin | One of Britain's Leading Young Entrepreneurs | [email protected]
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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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Luke Lang Profile Image Luke Lang
Meddling with crowdfunding stuff. Co-founder of @Crowdcube. Views are not my own!
27

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Bianca Miller Profile Image Bianca Miller
Award Winning #Entrepreneur #CEO @TheBeGroup1 @BiancaMillerLdn, #Speaker, @BBCApprentice 2014, @cbbc 2016, @dotuk Ambassador IG:BiancaMillerOfficial
26

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Pier Paolo Mucelli Profile Image Pier Paolo Mucelli
Founder @eOffice, pioneering coworking in London in 2002, @CoworkingLondon #TechItaliaLondon
25

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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
24

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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.
23

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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
22

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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 @supdateapp + @code4000uk
21

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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
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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 History making Color blind Cards and Kaleidoscope
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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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Priya Lakhani OBE Profile Image Priya Lakhani OBE
Purpose:Improve lives of many • Founder https://t.co/cd44k4Qmhr @ThisIsCENTURY data A.I. neuroscience #education • Entrepreneur of the Yr • Barrister & H.E.Teacher
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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
15

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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.
14

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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 makers & creators ✨
13

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Will   King Profile Image Will King
10Bn+ lives shaved since '93 @KingofShaves now do @King_of_Shades & other stuff at @theeirco & @savageandking #equipotency 4 ALL Love sailing, c'mon @AinslieBen
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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!
11

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Mark Pearson Profile Image Mark Pearson
Entrepreneur, Investor @FuelVentures Dad x2, Proud early investor in @VeInteractive @PaddleHQ and more. #Motivation #Entrepreneur
10

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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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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.
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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.
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Piers Linney Profile Image Piers Linney
Former lawyer, corp. financier, fund manager, BBC Dragon & C4 Secret Millionaire. #entrepreneur and investor. #diversity, #inclusion, #bikes
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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.
5

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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
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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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Karen Millen Profile Image Karen Millen
Fashion & interior designer co founder of Teensunite Follow me on instagram: karenmillenobe
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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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Dr Leah Totton (apprentice winner) on being on the top 100 influential British Entrepreneurs list for the first time

 

The Richtopia British entrepreneurs list is compiled using a number of metrics combining to produce rank order.  Two of the main influencers on a persons ranking are their social media profiles and regular media coverage.  Our sister company Marketing Runners specialises in increasing the influence of brands and personalities. If you are a person or company that wants greater exposure you can contact the Marketing Runners team who will be able to help.

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