While 2016 saw names like Sir Richard Branson, Baroness Karren Brady CBE and Baroness Martha Lane-Fox recognised for their contribution to championing the entrepreneurial cause, 2017 sees the introduction of an entirely new cohort, who have been nominated by their peers.
The Smith & Williamson Power 100 celebrates those who use their experience or expertise to provide vital support to help inspire, mentor, connect and professionalise the UK’s up-and-coming businesses. Without these types of individuals, many brands that are household names today would simply not exist – they are critical to the wellbeing of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The individuals below all feature in the 2017 Power 100 - read their inspirational stories here.
How a focus on talent and keeping true to your start-up values turned a creative enterprise into a national treasure
How work ethic, vision, a focus on treating customers well and overcoming adversity created a global business from £2
Entrepreneur turned serial NED, Michael talks about leadership the transformational power of tech
The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index measures the views and confidence of owner-managers and entrepreneurs in the UK. Have your say in the Q1 survey and view the Q4 2016 survey results
Advice on scaling-up your business, suited to each stage of your business journey.
Thought leadership for entrepreneurs, growth companies and their advisers