Converting a big dream into a scaleable business requires intuition, skill and stamina. Meet the people who have aimed higher and worked smarter. With vision and dedication, they have built great teams and strong, sustainable businesses. They share their experiences with us, what helped, what hurt and the lessons for the next generation of business owners.
Christopher Baker-Brian set out to address a vast global problem and now his company is changing the world.
Nicolas Cary has long been interested in the power of technology to solve real world problems.
Duncan Cheatle’s Supper Club is now a vital way for entrepreneurs to meet, discuss their experiences and share best practice.
Chris Cole found the entrepreneurial bug early, building a £67m business by his early thirties.
For Glenn Elliott, the first seed of his life as an entrepreneur was sown by a physics teacher, who taught entrepreneurship on the side.
From sponsorship to ice wine to The Apprentice, Jackie Fast has packed a lot into her decade of entrepreneurship.
Rowan Gormley has had two pieces of luck: first, he was hired by Richard Branson; second, he was fired by Tony Laithwaite.
Over the last 20 years, David Higgins, founder of Harvey Nash, has experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
Recognising the power of quality design, Richard Joseph and his brother Antony created Joseph Joseph’s sleek kitchenware range.
Kanya King CBE has built the MOBO awards into one of the most important and influential music platforms.
James Meekings shares his experiences growing the successful small business loans platform, Funding Circle.
John O’Connell became an accidental technology pioneer while working as an accountant for a large international group in the City of London.
From an Indian refugee camp, Dr. Rami Ranger CBE now sits at the helm of an award-winning UK company.
Now on his third business, No.1 Rosemary Water is proving David Spencer-Percival's most challenging project to date.
With a keen eye for an opportunity, Matt Storey has come a long way from selling sweets on his father’s market stall aged 12.
Leaving school at 16 and realising he needed to make money gave Jamie Waller a head start in entrepreneurship.
Paul Walsh's interest in technology began with a ZX Spectrum, an early personal computer, before technology became a fashionable career.