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

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.

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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!
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Jamie Oliver Profile Image Jamie Oliver
The latest from Jamie Oliver HQ. Order your copy of 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food here: https://t.co/mLMN3F2NE0
99

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Victoria Beckham Profile Image Victoria Beckham
The Official Twitter page for Victoria Beckham
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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
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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.
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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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?
93

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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.
92

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Chad Hurley Profile Image Chad Hurley
Co-Founder & Former CEO, @YouTube
91

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Duncan Bannatyne Profile Image Duncan Bannatyne
Founder of The Bannatyne Group. Author of 7 books. Father of 6 wonderful children. Married to @wnigora_nigora. Remembering you only live once so live well.
90

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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
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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
88

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Martha Lane   Fox Profile Image Martha Lane Fox
"Dot com dinosaur" apparently. Fighting for a fairer internet @doteveryoneuk. Chancellor of @openuniversity + cross bench peer. Board member @twitter
87

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Pete Cashmore Profile Image Pete Cashmore
CEO and Founder of http://t.co/XlFrQdve. Professional account is @mashable
86

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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]
85

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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.
84

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Saul Klien Profile Image Saul Klien
Husband. Dad. Founder @localglobevc @teamkano @seedcamp @lovefilm @weareplatoon @zincvc Operator @skype @wpp. Trustee @comicrelief. Investor @indexventures
83

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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
82

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Michael Acton Smith Profile Image Michael Acton Smith
I like making things: @Calm, #CalmBook, #SleepStories, @MindCandy, @MoshiMonsters, Perplex City, World of Warriors, Petlandia, @Firebox, PPFC and Berwickstock.
81

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Jim Riley Profile Image Jim Riley
Co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u
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Emma   Sinclair Profile Image Emma Sinclair
Entrepreneur. Techie. Youngest to IPO. Dabble in papers & tv. Enterprise Software CoFo @EntAlumni @EntJungle. @Unicef advisor. Views invariably plagiarised.
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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AJ Joshi Profile Image AJ Joshi
Entreprenur & Investor, primary industries include tech, publishing, media and healthcare.
77

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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
76

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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
75

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Penny   Power Profile Image Penny Power
Building @tBusinessCafe home for Biz friendship, place for SME to call home #Mentalstrength #MakingBizDigital - Join us https://t.co/SdxIPUzv3P
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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.
73

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Niomi Smart Profile Image Niomi Smart
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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"
71

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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.
70

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Ricky Martin Profile Image Ricky Martin
Winner of #TheApprentice & #TotalWipeout Founder of @Hyperec_HRS #Thinkpositivebepositive #biochemist #wrestler #recruiter Somebody who makes things happen
69

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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.
68

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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
67

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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.
66

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Ella Woodward Profile Image Ella Woodward
Food lover and entrepreneur. Working to make vegetables cool ✌
65

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Thomas Oppong Profile Image Thomas Oppong
Founder @ https://t.co/wfw5Utpw8A, Curator at https://t.co/WSCK1UT91z | Columnist at Inc. Featured at Entrepreneur, HuffPost, Quartz, CNBC, The Muse & Observer.
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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
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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
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Chris Percival Profile Image Chris Percival
24 year old Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Jigsaw Medical. Mentor for Virgin Startup.
61

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Tim Campbell MBE Profile Image Tim Campbell MBE
@Bright_Ideas Founder, @M_Runners Co-Owner, @Humaniq_co Board, @MayorofLondon @Apprenticeships Ambassador and #winner of #TheApprentice hosted by @Lord_Sugar
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Russell Dalgleish Profile Image Russell Dalgleish
Serial entrepreneur, strategist, innovator, coach, conference speaker - founder @ExoltaUK
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Angelica Malin Profile Image Angelica Malin
Founder + Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag - London's top lifestyle magazine. Girl boss. Writer. Constantly in transit
58

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Ben   Towers Profile Image Ben Towers
19 years old • Young Entrepreneur & Investor • Speaker • TV & Radio • #1 on @TheTimes Super Teen Power List • Ambassador @BulliesOut @DogsTrust @youngenterprise
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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!
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Dickie Armour Profile Image Dickie Armour
I love life! Author, speaker, sales, marketing, trouble shooter, Domain Names, mentor
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Emma Jones, MBE Profile Image Emma Jones, MBE
Founder of small business network Enterprise Nation @e_nation. SME Rep for Crown Commercial Service. Small business expert LBC Business Hour, Monday, 9 to 10pm.
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Oli Barrett Profile Image Oli Barrett
Connecting people and ideas. Co-founder of @StartUpBritain @TennerFiverYE @VIYproject @TeamCospa @CleanandCool and The Connector Unit. Event MC and moderator.
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Sharon Carpenter Profile Image Sharon Carpenter
#BritInTheCity #BBCAmerica Broadcast Journalist / TV Host / Producer / Entrepreneur
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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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Ross Bailey Profile Image Ross Bailey
Founder & CEO of @appearhere
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Melody   Hossaini Profile Image Melody Hossaini
The Human Investor: Global Speaker | Skills + Mindset Trainer | Coach | Social Entrepreneur: CEO @InspirEngage | [email protected] | [email protected]
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Andy McLoughlin Profile Image Andy McLoughlin
Partner @SoftTechVC investing in B2B. Co-founder @Huddle + @FoundersPledge. Ex-angel investor (@Postmates, @Pipedrive, @Intercom, @Bugsnag etc). British. Tall.
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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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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
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Alison Edgar Profile Image Alison Edgar
One of the UK's Top 10 Business Advisors as seen on BBC 1 breakfast
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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.
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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
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Levi Roots Profile Image Levi Roots
Award winning entrepreneur, musician, chef, author, speaker and dragon slayer. For all booking enquiries link up [email protected]
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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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Bianca Miller Profile Image Bianca Miller
Award Winning #Entrepreneur #CEO @TheBeGroup1 @BiancaMillerLdn, #Speaker, Author of @selfmadebookuk & @dotuk Ambassador IG:BiancaMillerOfficial
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Rami Ranger CBE Profile Image Rami Ranger CBE
Multi award winning businessman, social reformer and philanthropist. Views expressed are personal.
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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
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Dr Leah Totton Profile Image Dr Leah Totton
NHS & Cosmetic Doctor | Businesswoman | Winner The Apprentice | Owner Dr Leah Clinics & Skincare | PR: [email protected]com | #health #beauty #business
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Lyndon Wood Profile Image Lyndon Wood
A realist,straight to the point difference maker who has a laser instinct for business & life Author,Investor,Forbes Feature,HuffPost Contributor,Philanthropist
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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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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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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]
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Ian   Welsh Profile Image Ian Welsh
CEO,Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (@ALLIANCEScot) Non Executive NHSAA : Chair, Ayr Gaiety Partnership, Microtech Group, AUFA : FRSA: D.Univ (UWS)
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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!
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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
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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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Duncan   Cheatle Profile Image Duncan Cheatle
Founder @PreludeGroup. @StartUpBritain, @RiseToTweets, @TheSupperClubUK and now Learn Amp (learn anything, anywhere)
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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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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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Susan Hallam Profile Image Susan Hallam
Founder of digital marketing agency Hallam Internet. Google Partner. Freeman of the City of London.
25

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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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Jeff Lynn Profile Image Jeff Lynn
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of @Seedrs. Non-Executive Director of @CompaniesHouse. Husband of the amazing @Ltothe3rd.
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Jessica Huie   MBE Profile Image Jessica Huie MBE
Founder of JHPR (@JessicaHuiePR) https://t.co/LCB3dduuac History making @ColorblindCards & Kaleidoscope. First book 'Purpose' published by Hayhouse, April 2018
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Mark Pearson Profile Image Mark Pearson
Entrepreneur, Investor @FuelVentures Dad x2, Proud investor in several fast growth tech companies. #Motivation #Entrepreneur
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Priya Lakhani OBE Profile Image Priya Lakhani OBE
#Entrepreneur •Founder https://t.co/cd44k4Qmhr @ThisIsCENTURY #ai #neuroscience #education The platform which learns how you learn •Former Libel Barrister,Lecturer
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Luke Lang Profile Image Luke Lang
Meddling with crowdfunding stuff. Co-founder of @Crowdcube. Views are not my own!
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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.
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Patrick Regan OBE Profile Image Patrick Regan OBE
Founder 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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Holly Tucker MBE Profile Image Holly Tucker MBE
Founder of Holly & Co, Founder & Chief Inspirator NOTHS. UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. Championing & supporting makers & creators ✨
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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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BradBurton Profile Image BradBurton
Hype. Wisdom. Crowds. The UK's
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Piers Linney Profile Image Piers Linney
Former lawyer, investment banker, fund manager, BBC Dragon & C4 Secret Millionaire. #entrepreneur and #investor. #diversity, #inclusion, #bikes
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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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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
10Bn+ lives shaved since '93 @KingofShaves also do @King_of_Shades & other stuff @theeirco & @savageandking #equipotency for all. #shuglife
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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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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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Pier Paolo Mucelli Profile Image Pier Paolo Mucelli
Founder @eOffice, pioneering coworking in London in 2002, @CoworkingLondon #TechItaliaLondon
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Jessica Butcher Profile Image Jessica Butcher
Co-Founder, Blippar- world's leading AR/ computer vision tech. CNBC Disruptor 50 Co. Mum, award-winning entrepreneur, writer, speaker, media commentator, NED
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Sophie Cornish MBE Profile Image Sophie Cornish MBE
Business advisor and director, writer, founder @notonthehighst, mum of two young people, @SurbitonHigh governor, a little obsessed with @CrossFit
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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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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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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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Release:
Week 36
Released:
4:42pm - 17th Sep 2017
Score Period:
10th Sep - 17th Sep 2017
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter

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