The UK’s best 100 entrepreneurs

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This listing was partly motivated by a cri de coeur from outgoing Baillie Gifford fund supervisor James Anderson: “Why have we not grown any huge companies?”

It does not undermine that sentiment. There are no modern day British isles business people who can evaluate up to Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, whose accomplishment at Tesla and Amazon powered Anderson’s overall performance at Baillie Gifford.

In a companion short article, we analyze why that is and regardless of whether the local climate is modifying in the United kingdom. But below we appear at people entrepreneurs who have constructed, if not big, then normally particularly huge businesses, together with other individuals that have accomplished a lofty valuation on the guarantee of foreseeable future achievements.

The listing is not exhaustive. Our rule of thumb was revenues or a valuation of at the very least £500m. Entrepreneurs did not have to be British to qualify but have close ties or a foundation in the United kingdom. They do will need to remain involved with the enterprise, although not always main it. They do not require to be founders but do have to have to be liable for most of the advancement.

A similar record in the US would be dominated by the tech sector. That is not the circumstance in the Uk, where a ton of the major organizations are in more mature industries. The individuals who built them are typically older as well — and overwhelmingly male.

If you know of an entrepreneur that we neglected somewhat than deliberately dominated out — please get in touch or shout in the remarks down below and we will award an proper prize in atonement.

UPDATE: We have included Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane of Boohoo, Richard Harpin of Homeserve, Robert Walters of Robert Walters and David Howden of Howden Team. Thank you for the solutions.

Tom Braithwaite
tom.braithwaite@ft.com

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