A number of Britain’s most well-known companies from British Airways to Thomas Cook built their global brands off tourism. A number of great British entrepreneurs, such as Mike Gooley of Trailfinders, Sir Brian Souter of Stagecoach, and hotel developers such as Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and Jasminder Singh have made their names in the hospitality and tourism trade.
Veeqo was born out of Matt’s frustration running a multi-channel e-commerce company. He thought there had to be a way of managing all his orders, shipping and accounting but there was nothing that did what he needed. In the four years before last year's award he raised more than £2.5m for the business via crowdfunding and the company is backed by some of the world’s biggest retail and tech investors, including New Look founder Tom Singh.
Ben Goldsmith was appointed non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2018. Ben Goldsmith is CEO of Menhaden Capital Management LLP which manages London-listed investment trust Menhaden Capital plc which invests in business opportunities arising from the efficient use of energy and resources...
Be Heard enjoyed a strong new business performance in 2017, with 46 client wins and its first group wins - where clients choose to enlist the services of all five of its partner agencies..."We continue to see an immense opportunity ahead for Be Heard, as the traditional holding groups scramble to adapt to changing client needs" said Peter Scott, the group's chief executive.
Nadja Swarovski has also been named lifetime patron, continuing Swarovski’s partnership with Graduate Fashion Week as a sponsor of two key student awards: the Hilary Alexander Trailblazer award and the International Fashion award. In addition, this year the company will provide crystal trophies for the winning students and introduce an additional accolade, the Swarovski Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Accessories award, to challenge students to use of upcycled crystal in their accessory designs.
V-Nova co-founder and CEO Guido Meardi describes how his company has taken the PERSEUS codec launched three years ago and produced a finished product playable in all browsers and mobile devices, and many STB and OTT platforms.