Advertisement
Home » Inspirational People » British Entrepreneurs Top 100: From Lord Sugar to Victoria Beckham, These Are the Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK
Inspirational People Top Lists Article

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.

As Seen On …

As seen on BT logo

Daily Mirror Logo

Here’s what some of the top British entrepreneurs said about this list:

Richard Branson - "Age is not a barrier to success."

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

Rank Entrepreneur Power Score

1.
(1)

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

2.
(2)

Jamie Oliver Profile Image Jamie Oliver
The latest from Jamie Oliver HQ. Pre-order your copy of Jamie Cooks Italy here: https://t.co/yQRGPbIXZV
99

3.
(3)

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

4.
(4)

Martin Lewis Profile Image Martin Lewis
Founder @moneysavingexp, @mmhpi &(ish) @itvmlshow. Tips, daily polls, puns, athletics & MCFC musings. Mrs MSE's husband, Sapphire's daddy. My hero? Sheldon!
97

5.
(5)

Theo Paphitis Profile Image Theo Paphitis
Shopkeeper
96

6.
(7)

Lord Sugar Profile Image Lord Sugar
Chairman of Amshold Group, owner of @Amscreen and Amsprop. https://t.co/CpaU2wj2qq
95

7.
(6)

Deborah   Meaden Profile Image Deborah Meaden
Star of Dragon’s Den, Strictly Come Dancing Contestant and Murder In Successville Side Kick..and just a bit of Business...actually quite a lot
94

8.
(13)

Chad Hurley Profile Image Chad Hurley
Co-Founder & Former CEO, @YouTube; Ownership, @Warriors & @LAFC.
93

9.
(8)

Nigel Lythgoe OBE Profile Image Nigel Lythgoe OBE
Tony nominated and Emmy Award Winning LFC supporter, producer, director, choreographer and DANCER.
92

10.
(11)

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.
91

11.
(10)

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.
90

12.
(12)

Brent Hoberman Profile Image Brent Hoberman
cofounder FoundersFactory, https://t.co/Pinzxd5DT2,firstminute capital, https://t.co/pgsQjlWkZz,founders forum,Founders intelligence,smartup: board:TheEconomist
89

13.
(14)

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
88

14.
(9)

James Caan CBE Profile Image James Caan CBE
Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of @HBPrivateEquity, former Chairman of @StartUpLoansUK, Philanthropist and former Dragon! #Recruitment
87

15.
(17)

Saul Klien Profile Image Saul Klien
Husband. Dad. Founder @localglobevc @teamkano @seedcamp @lovefilm @weareplatoon @zincvc Operator @skype @wpp. Trustee @comicrelief. Investor @indexventures
86

16.
(15)

Pete Cashmore Profile Image Pete Cashmore
85

17.
(16)

Jacqueline   Gold Profile Image Jacqueline Gold
CEO Ann Summers. Mum to gorgeous Scarlett & wife to @dan2777. Vice President of @Childrens_Trust & @RetailTrust ambassador. Enq; [email protected]
84

18.
(18)

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

19.
(19)

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

20.
(20)

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

21.
(28)

Jim Riley Profile Image Jim Riley
Exam Support for GCSE, A-Level, IB & BTEC Teachers & Students. We cover: BUSINESS | ECONOMICS | GEOGRAPHY | HISTORY | MATHS | PSYCHOLOGY | POLITICS | SOCIOLOGY
80

22.
(21)

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

23.
(22)

Penny   Power Profile Image Penny Power
Business Community Builder. Founder @tbusinesscafe #SkillsMarketplace #Productivity #reduceloneliness Speaker and Author #BusinessISPersonal
78

24.
(24)

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

25.
(23)

Andrew Bloch Profile Image Andrew Bloch
Founder and Group MD of Frank PR. Offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Sydney and New York
76

26.
(26)

AJ Joshi Profile Image AJ Joshi
Entreprenur & Investor, primary industries include tech, publishing, media and healthcare.
75

27.
(25)

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
74

28.
(31)

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.
73

29.
(32)

Emma   Sinclair Profile Image Emma Sinclair
Entrepreneur. Techie. Youngest to IPO. Enterprise Software CoFo @EntAlumni. @Unicef advisor. Dabble in tv, radio & papers. Views invariably plagiarised.
72

30.
(29)

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
71

31.
(27)

Sherry Coutu Profile Image Sherry Coutu
Mother, Educator, Product Strategist, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Non-exec board director.
70

32.
(34)

Niomi Smart Profile Image Niomi Smart
https://t.co/eTv14Kmori
69

33.
(30)

Michelle Mone   OBE Profile Image Michelle Mone OBE
The Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE. Award Winning Entrepreneur, Global Speaker, Designer, Mentor, Government Biz Tsar 2015,No1 Autobiography "My Fight To The Top"
68

34.
(35)

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
67

35.
(33)

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!
66

36.
(40)

Ella Woodward Profile Image Ella Woodward
Celebrating plant based food and working to make vegetables cool ✌
65

37.
(36)

Thomas Oppong Profile Image Thomas Oppong
Founder @ https://t.co/wfw5Utpw8A, Curator at https://t.co/WSCK1UT91z | Columnist @Inc, Featured at Entrepreneur, HuffPost, Business Insider, CNBC, Quartz, etc.
64

38.
(41)

Russell Dalgleish Profile Image Russell Dalgleish
Serial entrepreneur, strategist, innovator, coach, conference speaker - founder @ExoltaUK
63

39.
(46)

Oli Barrett Profile Image Oli Barrett
Varietous. I helped to start @StartUpBritain @TennerFiverYE @VIYproject @CleanandCool & Tots. Fellow @zincvc . Host of @EntrepreneursGB & #TheLensRB podcast.
62

40.
(37)

Emma Jones, MBE Profile Image Emma Jones, MBE
Founder of small business network Enterprise Nation @e_nation. SME Rep for Crown Commercial Service. Single aim to support people to start/grow own business.
61

41.
(47)

Sharon Carpenter Profile Image Sharon Carpenter
#BritinNYC #BBCAmerica #HQTrivia Broadcast Journalist / Host / Producer / Entrepreneur
60

42.
(44)

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
59

43.
(38)

Ricky Martin Profile Image Ricky Martin
Winner of #TheApprentice #TotalWipeout Founder of @Hyperec_HRS #Thinkpositivebepositive #biochemist #wrestler Somebody who makes things happen
58

44.
(42)

Saira   Khan Profile Image Saira Khan
Tv Presenter, COLUMNIST Sunday Mirror businesswoman, Author: Management @urbanassociates : Stylist @RachelGold3: Ambassador @forduk Founder @sairaskinuk
57

45.
(39)

Angelica Malin Profile Image Angelica Malin
Founder + Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag. Co-host @the_ATshow. Entrepreneur. Girl boss. Foodie. Moving to LA April 2018. Say hi: [email protected]
56

46.
(45)

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
55

47.
(52)

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
54

48.
(43)

Elizabeth Varley Profile Image Elizabeth Varley
Co-founder & CEO @TechHub, we work globally with 750+ tech startups to help them scale. London, NYC, Europe, India & more soon https://t.co/ISXt70ZO4d. She/her.
53

49.
(50)

Dickie Armour Profile Image Dickie Armour
I love life! Author, speaker, sales, marketing, trouble shooter, Domain Names, mentor
52

50.
(49)

Chris Percival Profile Image Chris Percival
24 year old Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Jigsaw Medical. Mentor for Virgin Startup.
51

51.
(53)

Mark   Wright Profile Image Mark Wright
Winner of The Apprentice. Business Partner To Lord Sugar. Forbes 30 Under 30. Entrepreneur.Media: [email protected]
50

52.
(54)

Alison Edgar Profile Image Alison Edgar
UKs #1 Sales & Marketing adviser as seen on BBC 1 breakfast
49

53.
(48)

Bianca Miller Profile Image Bianca Miller
Forbes 30u30 #Entrepreneur #CEO @TheBeGroup1 @BiancaMillerLdn, #Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author of @selfmadebookuk & @dotuk Ambassador IG:BiancaMillerOfficial
48

54.
(66)

Sarah Willingham Profile Image Sarah Willingham
#LOVE life! Married to a great bloke! @mtoxvaerd Mum to our 4 AMAZING kids. XDragon on @bbcdragonsden, Consumer Champ.from #stoke & ADORE G8 food
47

55.
(51)

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.
46

56.
(55)

Melody   Hossaini Profile Image Melody Hossaini
The Human Investor: Global Speaker | People Development Trainer | Coach | Social Entrepreneur: CEO @InspirEngage | [email protected] | [email protected]
45

57.
(73)

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
44

58.
(59)

Ian   Welsh Profile Image Ian Welsh
CEO,Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (@ALLIANCEScot) Non Executive NHSAA : Chair, Ayr Gaiety Partnership : FRSA: D.Univ (UWS)
43

59.
(58)

Paul   Lindley Profile Image Paul Lindley
Founder of @EllasKitchenUK. Author of #LittleWins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler https://t.co/lWRrP9Bqpj
42

60.
(56)

Kanya King MBE Profile Image Kanya King MBE
Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and Founder & CEO of MOBO Europe's leading urban brand.
41

61.
(60)

Kate Robertson Profile Image Kate Robertson
Founder @OneYoungWorld, looking for Young Leaders, working for a better future. Married 25 years, one wonderful daughter
40

62.
(63)

Dr Leah Totton Profile Image Dr Leah Totton
Medical & Cosmetic Doctor | Businesswoman | Winner The Apprentice | Owner Dr Leah Clinics & Skincare | PR: [email protected] | IG: @drleahtotton
39

63.
(76)

Priya Lakhani OBE Profile Image Priya Lakhani OBE
Mission:Deliver top tier #education to every child, reduce teacher workload. Founder #ai #neuroscience platform @ThisIsCENTURY - learns how your brain learns
38

64.
(57)

Wendy White Profile Image Wendy White
Partner @BGFVentures £200m UK early stage tech fund. Former GP Entrepreneur First, Co-Founder Moonfruit. Trustee Alan Turing Institute, Gov DEC, TechCityUK. MBE
37

65.
(62)

Levi Roots Profile Image Levi Roots
Award winning entrepreneur, musician, chef, author, speaker and dragon slayer. For all booking enquiries link up [email protected]
36

66.
(65)

Andy McLoughlin Profile Image Andy McLoughlin
Partner @UncorkCap investing in B2B. Co-founder @Huddle + @FoundersPledge. Ex-angel investor (@Postmates, @Pipedrive, @Intercom, @Bugsnag etc). British. Tall.
35

67.
(67)

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
34

68.
(64)

Duncan   Cheatle Profile Image Duncan Cheatle
Founder @TheSupperClubUK @StartUpBritain and now @LearnAmp (learning, engagement, performance)
33

69.
(61)

Kathryn   Parsons Profile Image Kathryn Parsons
Founder @DecodedCo. Entrepreneur, educator, campaigner for code & a digital economy LDN/NY/GLOBAL [email protected]
32

70.
(68)

Rami Ranger CBE Profile Image Rami Ranger CBE
Multi award winning businessman, social reformer and philanthropist. Views expressed are personal.
31

71.
(78)

Belinda   Parmar Profile Image Belinda Parmar
Founder of The Empathy Business, Proud Lady Geek, Campaigner for #TheTruthAboutTech WEF #YGL, @theempathybiz
30

72.
(85)

Patrick Regan OBE Profile Image Patrick Regan OBE
CEO of @KintsugiHope & Founder & President of @xlplondon running, loving stumbling on my way
29

73.
(77)

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
28

74.
(69)

Jordan Daykin Profile Image Jordan Daykin
Jordan Daykin | One of Britain's Leading Young Entrepreneurs | [email protected]
27

75.
(74)

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
26

76.
(93)

Jessica Butcher Profile Image Jessica Butcher
Co-Founder, Blippar- world's leading AR/ computer vision tech. CNBC Disruptor 50 Co. Mum, award-winning entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, media, angel, NED
25

77.
(79)

Jeff Lynn Profile Image Jeff Lynn
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of @Seedrs. Chairman of @Coadec. Non-Executive Director of @CompaniesHouse. Husband of the amazing @Ltothe3rd.
24

78.
(70)

Holly Tucker MBE Profile Image Holly Tucker MBE
Founder of Holly & Co, co-founder @notonthehighst. UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. Championing makers & creators ✨
23

79.
(71)

Ross Bailey Profile Image Ross Bailey
Founder & CEO of @appearhere
22

80.
(83)

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

81.
(72)

Susan Hallam Profile Image Susan Hallam
Founder of digital marketing agency Hallam Internet. Google Partner. Freeman of the City of London.
20

82.
(75)

Jessica Huie   MBE Profile Image Jessica Huie MBE
PURPOSE published by Hayhouse, available for preorder now https://t.co/eavGlz88D7
19

83.
(88)

Will   King Profile Image Will King
I shave lives @KingofShaves shade eyes @King_of_Shades & do other stuff too @theeirco & @savageandking #equipotency for ALL
18

84.
(81)

Piers Linney Profile Image Piers Linney
Ex lawyer, ibanker, fund manager. Investor, Non Exec @BritishBBank, Trustee @Nesta_UK, former BBC Dragon (Shark Tank) investor & Ch4 Secret Millionaire. Bikes.
17

85.
(87)

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.
16

86.
(80)

Richard Reed Profile Image Richard Reed
Co-founder innocent drinks, co-founder Jam Jar Investments, co-founder Art Everywhere, vegetable aficiando.
15

87.
(82)

Chantal   Coady Profile Image Chantal Coady
Founder @RococoChocs, cocoa farmer in Grenada & London, beekeeper, mentor, wife, mother, cyclist, creative, foodie, cat lover, juggling constantly...
14

88.
(89)

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.
13

89.
(91)

Luke Lang Profile Image Luke Lang
Meddling with crowdfunding stuff. Co-founder of @Crowdcube. Views are not my own!
12

90.
(86)

BradBurton Profile Image BradBurton
Hype. Wisdom. Crowds. The UK's
11

91.
(84)

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
10

92.
(90)

Mark Pearson Profile Image Mark Pearson
Entrepreneur, Investor @FuelVentures Dad x2, Proud investor in several fast growth tech companies. #Motivation #Entrepreneur
9

93.
(94)

Evadney Campbell   MBE Profile Image Evadney Campbell MBE
MD of @Shilohpr and a media trainer with over 25 yrs in the media. Lecturer at UAL. International trainer and among Top 100 British Entrepreneurs.
8

94.
(97)

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
7

95.
(92)

Pier Paolo Mucelli Profile Image Pier Paolo Mucelli
Founder @eOffice, pioneering coworking in London in 2002, @CoworkingLondon #TechItaliaLondon
6

96.
(99)

Les Conway Profile Image Les Conway
Experienced Financial Planner guiding people along their journey of life and keen Motor Sport fan (including competing)
5

97.
(95)

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.
4

98.
(98)

Karen Millen Profile Image Karen Millen
Fashion & interior designer co founder of Teensunite Follow me on instagram: karenmillenobe
3

99.
(96)

Sophie Cornish MBE Profile Image Sophie Cornish MBE
Business advisor and director, writer, co-founder @notonthehighst, mum, @SurbitonHigh governor, a little obsessed with @CrossFit
2

100.
(100)

Kirsty Henshaw Profile Image Kirsty Henshaw
Owner of @Kirstys_ Mum of 2, Health Food Entrepreneur, Gym lover, Dragon's Den winner 2010 and Speaker.
1
Bulletin:
Week 14
Published:
10:35pm - 11th Apr 2018
Score Period:
4th Apr - 11th Apr 2018
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter

Are you listed? Grab your badge!

Richtopia British Entrepreneurs Badge

Here are more comments from the top British entrepreneurs on this list:

 

Brad Burton Top 50 British Entrepreneur UK

Ben Way Top British Entrepreneurs

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.

Inspired by: Tim Campbell MBE

If you enjoyed this post on the 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs, share please.

WELCOME TO RICHTOPIA

FREE MEMBERSHIP

Get special new reports and never miss an update again ...

  • 2,382,826 all-time users

WHAT IS RICHTOPIA?

Advertisement
As Seen On Forbes
Advertisement