Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Interesting list of UK entrepreneurs of QEII reign.

Diamond jubilee special: who has been the most inspirational entrepreneur in the last 60 years?

Stelios Haji-Ioannou – EasyJet
Duncan Bannatyne – Bannatyne Group, Dragons’ Den
Hilary Devey – The Pall-Ex Group, Dragons’ Den
James Dyson – Dyson
Peter Jones – Phones International, Dragons’ Den
Cath Kidston – Cath Kidston retail
Simon Cowell – Syco
Theo Paphitis – Ryman, Dragons’ Den
Michael Acton Smith - Firebox.com, MindCandy
Deborah Meaden – Dragons’ Den and various investments
Nick Robertson – ASOS
Michael Birch- Bebo
Hayley Parsons – GoCompare
Tim Smit - The Eden Project
Richard Reed – Innocent Drinks
Bernie Ecclestone – F1
Anita Roddick- The Bodyshop
John Timpson - Timpson
Dame Vivienne Westwood – fashion designer
Lord Alan Sugar – Amshold Group, Apprentice
Charles Dunstone – Carphone Warehouse
Martha Lane Fox – Lastminute.com, Lucky Voice
Brent Hoberman – Lastminute.com, Mydeco.com
Sarah Beeny – Mysinglefriend.com
Jacqueline Gold - Ann Summers, Knickerbox
James Caan – Alexander Mann Group, Dragons’ Den, Hamilton Bradshaw
Karan Bilimoria - Cobra Lager
Peter Cullum - Towergate
John Bird - The Big Issue
Sir Richard Branson – Virgin
Mike Ashley – Sports Direct
Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Italian
Dame Mary Perkins – Specsavers
Sir Philip Green - Arcadia Group
Sir Tom Farmer – Kwik-Fit
Sir Martin Sorrell - WPP Group
Charles Saatchi - Saatchi and Saatchi
Michelle Mone – Ultimo
Johnnie Boden – Boden
Terence Conran – Designer, Restaurateur
Kanya King- MOBO Awards
Anthony Bamford – JCB
John Caudwell - Phones 4U
Chrissie Rucker – The White Company
Simon Fuller – XIX Entertainment
Toni Mascolo - Toni and Guy
Sir Tom Hunter- Sports Division, West Coast Capital
Sir Tim Berners-Lee – inventor of the World Wide Web
Simon Woodroffe – YO! Sushi
Steve Pankhurst- Friends Reunited
Julian Dunkerton – Supergroup
Sir Gulam Noon - Noon Products
Peter Boizot - Pizza Express
Delia Smith – Author, Chef, TV presenter
Linda Bennett – LK Bennett
Mike Lynch – Autonomy
Sir Clive Sinclair - Sinclair Radionics, Sinclair Vehicles
Mike Clare – Dreams
Simon Nixon- Moneysupermarket.com
Charlie Mullins – Pimlico Plumbers

My favorites highlighted!


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