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

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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 the>se 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
The latest from Jamie Oliver HQ. Order your copy of 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food here: https://t.co/mLMN3F2NE0
98

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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

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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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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.
94

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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
93

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Lord Sugar Profile Image Lord Sugar
Chairman of Amshold Group, owner of @Amscreen and Amsprop. https://t.co/CpaU2wj2qq
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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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 FoundersFactory, https://t.co/Pinzxd5DT2,firstminute capital, https://t.co/pgsQjlWkZz,founders forum,Founders intelligence,smartup: board:TheEconomist
89

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Chad Hurley Profile Image Chad Hurley
Co-Founder & Former CEO, @YouTube; Ownership, @Warriors & @LAFC.
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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Saul Klien Profile Image Saul Klien
Husband. Dad. Founder @localglobevc @teamkano @seedcamp @lovefilm @weareplatoon @zincvc Operator @skype @wpp. Trustee @comicrelief. Investor @indexventures
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. Enq; [email protected]
85

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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
84

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Pete Cashmore Profile Image Pete Cashmore
CEO and Founder of http://t.co/XlFrQdve. Professional account is @mashable
83

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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.
82

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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.
81

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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
80

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Penny   Power Profile Image Penny Power
Building @tBusinessCafe, a Cafe home for SMEs to be loved, connect and gain skills #community #MakingBizDigital #IncreaseProductivity #reduceloneliness
79

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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
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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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
76

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

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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 2015,No1 Autobiography "My Fight To The Top"
74

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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.
73

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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
72

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Emma   Sinclair Profile Image Emma Sinclair
Entrepreneur. Techie. Youngest to IPO. Enterprise Software CoFo @EntAlumni @EntJungle. @Unicef advisor. Dabble in papers & tv. Views invariably plagiarised.
71

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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
70

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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.
69

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Niomi Smart Profile Image Niomi Smart
68

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Angelica Malin Profile Image Angelica Malin
Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag - London's top lifestyle magazine. Podcast @the_ATshow. Event host. Girl boss. [email protected] #AboutTomorrow
67

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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.
66

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Ella Woodward Profile Image Ella Woodward
Celebrating plant based food and working to make vegetables cool ✌
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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Ricky Martin Profile Image Ricky Martin
Winner of #TheApprentice #TotalWipeout Founder of @Hyperec_HRS #Thinkpositivebepositive #biochemist #wrestler Somebody who makes things happen
63

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Russell Dalgleish Profile Image Russell Dalgleish
Serial entrepreneur, strategist, innovator, coach, conference speaker - founder @ExoltaUK
62

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Dickie Armour Profile Image Dickie Armour
I love life! Author, speaker, sales, marketing, trouble shooter, Domain Names, mentor
61

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Oli Barrett Profile Image Oli Barrett
Connecting people and ideas. Co-founder of @StartUpBritain @TennerFiverYE @VIYproject & @CleanandCool . Host of @EntrepreneursGB & #TheLensRB
60

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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!
59

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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
58

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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 on LBC Business Hour, Monday 9-10pm
57

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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
56

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Chris Percival Profile Image Chris Percival
24 year old Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Jigsaw Medical. Mentor for Virgin Startup.
55

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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
54

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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
53

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Sharon Carpenter Profile Image Sharon Carpenter
#BritinNYC #BBCAmerica #HQTrivia Broadcast Journalist / Host / Producer / Entrepreneur
52

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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
51

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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. London, NYC, Europe, India & more soon https://t.co/ISXt70ZO4d
50

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Bianca Miller Profile Image Bianca Miller
Forbes 30u30 #Entrepreneur #CEO @TheBeGroup1 @BiancaMillerLdn, #Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author of @selfmadebookuk & @dotuk Ambassador IG:BiancaMillerOfficial
49

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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.
48

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Melody   Hossaini Profile Image Melody Hossaini
The Human Investor: Global Speaker | People Development Trainer | Coach | Social Entrepreneur: CEO @InspirEngage | [email protected] | [email protected]
47

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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]
46

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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
45

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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 : FRSA: D.Univ (UWS)
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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
43

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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]
42

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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
41

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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
40

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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.
39

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Paul   Lindley Profile Image Paul Lindley
Founder of @EllasKitchenUK. Author of #LittleWins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler https://t.co/lWRrP9Bqpj
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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.
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Duncan   Cheatle Profile Image Duncan Cheatle
Founder @PreludeGroup. @StartUpBritain, @RiseToTweets, @TheSupperClubUK and now Learn Amp (learn anything, anywhere)
36

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Rami Ranger CBE Profile Image Rami Ranger CBE
Multi award winning businessman, social reformer and philanthropist. Views expressed are personal.
35

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Kathryn   Parsons Profile Image Kathryn Parsons
Founder @DecodedCo. Entrepreneur, educator, campaigner for code & a digital economy LDN/NY/GLOBAL [email protected]
34

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Ross Bailey Profile Image Ross Bailey
Founder & CEO of @appearhere
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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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Jessica Huie   MBE Profile Image Jessica Huie MBE
https://t.co/t3KKYJTEGD https://t.co/LCB3dduuac Colorblind Cards. PURPOSE published by Hayhouse, available for preorder now https://t.co/eavGlz88D7
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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
30

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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
29

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Priya Lakhani OBE Profile Image Priya Lakhani OBE
Founder https://t.co/cd44k57XG1 @ThisIsCENTURY #ai #neuroscience #education The platform which learns how your brain learns. Former Barrister, Lecturer
28

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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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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!
26

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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
25

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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.
24

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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
23

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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
22

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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...
21

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Jordan Daykin Profile Image Jordan Daykin
Jordan Daykin | One of Britain's Leading Young Entrepreneurs | [email protected]
20

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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.
19

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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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Holly Tucker MBE Profile Image Holly Tucker MBE
Founder of Holly & Co, co-founder @notonthehighst. UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. Championing makers & creators ✨
17

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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
16

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Luke Lang Profile Image Luke Lang
Meddling with crowdfunding stuff. Co-founder of @Crowdcube. Views are not my own!
15

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Patrick Regan OBE Profile Image Patrick Regan OBE
CEO of @KintsugiHope & Founder & President of @xlplondon running, loving stumbling on my way
14

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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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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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Will   King Profile Image Will King
I shave lives @KingofShaves shade eyes @King_of_Shades & do other stuff too @theeirco & @savageandking #equipotency for ALL
11

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BradBurton Profile Image BradBurton
Hype. Wisdom. Crowds. The UK's
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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. Lecturer at UAL. International trainer and among Top 100 British Entrepreneurs.
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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
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
7

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

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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.
5

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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.
4

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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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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
Business advisor and director, writer, co-founder @notonthehighst, mum, @SurbitonHigh governor, a little obsessed with @CrossFit
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Bulletin:
Week 07
Published:
7:07am - 20th Feb 2018
Score Period:
13th Feb - 20th Feb 2018
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter
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Dr Leah Totton (apprentice winner) on being on the top 100 influential British Entrepreneurs list for the first time

 

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