Smith & Williamson launches the Dream Bigger Hall of Fame

  • Written By: Nick Travis
  • Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:57 GMT

Smith & Williamson has launched the Dream Bigger Hall of Fame, a brand new gallery showcasing the experiences and advice of inspirational entrepreneurs.

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Nick Travis, Partner and Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, said: “We champion and promote entrepreneurship – and that means recognising challenges as well as successes. The Dream Bigger Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of these extraordinary individuals whose experiences will inspire the next generation.”


  • From his beginnings in an Indian refugee camp, Dr. Rami Ranger CBE now sits at the helm of an award-winning UK company and says: “If people can trust you, then they will do business with you.” Rami’s first job in the UK was as a cook at KFC earning 35p an hour. Now, he has a company with a turnover of £200 million.
  • Kanya King CBE has built the MOBO awards into one of the most important and influential platforms for music makers, young creatives and fans. She explains: “There are no shortcuts in business.” Kanya faced barriers as a BAME entrepreneur but succeeded in building one of Europe’s biggest music award ceremonies.
  • Richard Joseph and his brother, Antony, started out making just four products but today their well-known brand, Joseph Joseph, develops 50 to 60 new products a year and sells in 104 countries. As for working with his brother, Richard says: “We’ve held every grudge, had every fight. There’s nothing new. We both feel the pressure to deliver for the other person.”
  • Jamie Waller left school at 16, leading to a stark choice: find a job, going up against people with higher qualifications, or find something else to do himself. He has since founded JBW, Hito, SMYL and Firestarters, written his best-selling book ‘Unsexy Business’ and set up the Jamie Waller Foundation. Jamie explains: “I’m a huge believer that you can get people out of a tough start in life by inspiring them.”

Nick Travis said: “The Dream Bigger Hall of Fame shines a spotlight on the achievements of these inspiring exemplars. Each has their own unique journey but what they all have in common is resilience, passion and drive.”

Smith & Williamson offers a unique service for entrepreneurs, working with founders and leaders at every stage of their business lifecycle. From start-up to exit and beyond, Smith & Williamson offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ of accountancy, tax and related services to meet the personal, financial and business needs of founders, management teams and their investors.

To have a closer look at the Dream Bigger Hall of Fame, please visit:

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Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 12 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of The Tilney Smith & Williamson Group.

Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP is part of the Smith & Williamson group.

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