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OUR EXPERT ENTREPRENEURS

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Cospa

Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of social innovation Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Matches

Ruth Chapman is joint CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Having founded the company over 25 years ago with her husband Tom Chapman, the...

Hugh Chappell

Hugh Chappell

LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy...

Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn

Dunnhumby, Starcount

Edwina is CEO of Starcount. Starcount is a fast-growing, innovative start-up company, creating the next generation of Insights,...

Sir Charles Dunstone

Sir Charles Dunstone

Carphone Warehouse, Talk Talk, The Prince's Trust

Sir Charles Dunstone is the founder and Chairman of both Carphone Warehouse plc & TalkTalk plc. In 1989, Dunstone set up Carpho...

Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Quintessentially

Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now h...

Dr Stephen Fear

Dr Stephen Fear

Fear Group

Dr Stephen Fear is an English entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and author with over 40 years international business ex...

Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson

Next Step Inc

As an entrepreneur in the international digital media sector, Denzyl has worked for Apple as consultant in music and digital me...

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando

FreeFormers

Entrepreneurial engineer and active angel investor, Gi co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Expe...

John Frieda

John Frieda

John Frieda Hair Care

John worked his way up from being a junior for legendary stylist Leonard to opening a flagship salon in 1975 on New Cavendish s...

David Giampaolo

David Giampaolo

Pi Capital

David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique inv...

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Capital

As well as chairing the Goldsmith family organisation, Ben Goldsmith founded WHEB, a leading specialist "sustainability" invest...

Tony Goodwin

Tony Goodwin

Antal International

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his o...

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Chris is the founder and CEO of Adjust Your Set, an award winning full service digital content agency. Adjust Your Set are pion...

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley

Majestic Wine, Naked Wines

Rowan runs Majestic Wine, which includes Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler in addition to the Majestic core business. After only...

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Etautz

Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

Julia Groves

Julia Groves

Trillion Fund

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, inc...

Jenny Halpern Prince

Jenny Halpern Prince

Halpern Limited

Jenny Halpern Prince is the founder and CEO of Consumer PR & Brand Consultancy agency, Halpern, now part owned by WPP agenc...

Steve Henry

Steve Henry

Decoded

After getting a Formal First in English from Oxford University, Steve’s career has all been downhill. He made the disastr...

John Hunt

John Hunt

Archimedia

John is a serial entrepreneur who has helped to create companies worth several billion dollars. He has extensive experience acr...

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Powerchex

Alexandra Kelly is the founder and former managing director of UK pre-employment screening company, Powerchex, and formally the...

Nigel Kershaw

Nigel Kershaw

Big Issue Invest

Nigel served as Chief Executive at The Big Issue Company Limited. He has extensive experience of building and restructuring ope...

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Corbin & King

Jeremy was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital. He initially pursued a career in merchant banking ...

Saul Klein

Saul Klein

Index Ventures

Saul is an entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe, He has a passi...

Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations.

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Belu Water Ltd

Karen Lynch is the CEO of leading social enterprise Belu Water, transforming the loss-making venture to a highly profitable, multi-award winning consumer brand.

Frank Meehan

Frank Meehan

Smartup

Frank is the co-founder of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global early stage ventures capital firm based in San Francisco, Korea, Singapore, Tel Aviv and London and the co-founder with Brent Hoberman of SmartUp.io, The StartUp App...

Chloe Macintosh

Chloe Macintosh

Made.com

Chloe Macintosh co-founded MADE.com in 2010 with the mission to offer original design at affordable prices. As Creative Directo...

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

itsu

Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe's Food Company....

Charles Mindenhall

Charles Mindenhall

Blenheim Chalcot

Since 1998, Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale have co-founded more than 20 businesses, largely technology-related, ...

Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Decoded

Kathryn is a regular public speaker and campaigns globally for code on curriculums and gender diversity in technology, successfully campaigning for co...

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Baroness Gail Rebuck

Penguin Random House

Gail Rebuck was CEO of Random House (the largest publisher in the UK) for 23 years, during which time she was involved in sever...

Chrissie Rucker

Chrissie Rucker

The White Company

Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in 1994, when, unable to find well-designed, beautiful-quality white bed linens, that...

Richard Skaife

Richard Skaife

YOVO

Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y. Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator ...

Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

The Eden Project

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Garden...

David Taylor

David Taylor

The Brandgym

David Taylor has been named one of the world's 50 most important marketing thinkers by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He...

Nick Wheeler

Nick Wheeler

Charles Tyrwhitt

Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler had the idea for Charles Tyrwhitt in 1986, whilst studying Geography at Bristol University. H...

Alex van Someren

Alex van Someren

Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, inclu...

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

Department of International Development

Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she change...

Jochen Zeitz

Jochen Zeitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The B Team

Jochen Zeitz is Director of Kering and Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of...

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