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Doug Perkins and Mary Perkins, co-founders of Specsavers

From Virgin Group to Specsavers: The best bootstrapped businesses

The founders who grew their business without bringing in external investors and how they did it
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The top business pivots

“Adaptability is paramount in today’s dynamic business landscape,” says Chris Beer, professor of practice at Warwick Business School. “Organisations must be prepared to pivot their strategies swiftly, driven by factors such as market shifts, technological advances and changing customer expectations”.  According to PwC’s 27th UK CEO Survey, one in five chief executives says their organisation...

Alice Cumming, James Cook

Who are the top 32 serial entrepreneurs?

Many successful businesspeople create one company and spend their lives scaling it, but for others, one just simply isn’t enough. As these entrepreneurs progress through their careers, they spot new industries that are worth branching into, take time to pursue what they’re really passionate about, or sometimes, for whatever reason, they just don’t get it...

James Cook

Who are the UK’s top manufacturing stars to watch out for?

The manufacturing industry is vast and whilst we often praise the industry’s makers, the suppliers do not tend to be as well celebrated. But who are the companies behind the brands, what are they up to, and are they really as successful as they claim to be? For our latest Top 32 list, we looked...

Alice Cumming

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Who are the top 32 ESG pioneers in the UK?

For our latest Top 32 list, we’ve profiled the UK’s leading ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) businesses and the senior figures that lead them. Following the fallout of COP26 and the business community’s shift to a more sustainable and socially-conscious future, these businesses have shone through as leading the way within their respective industries. How...

Josh Dornbrack

Who are the UK’s top 32 commercial property leaders?

For our latest Top 32 list, Business Leader has profiled the UK’s leading commercial property firms and their leaders. How have the top 32 been chosen? These individuals and their companies have been selected for this list by our readers and subscribers.  This list is in no particular order. Rachel Bell Women in Property (WIP)...

James Cook

Who are the top 32 leaders set to take 2021 by storm?

This year has been challenging for businesses and entrepreneurs across all industries. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating force, leading to many companies going bust and millions being left unemployed. However, with 2021 on the horizon, Business Leader has put together a list of 32 individuals and their businesses that are set to lead...

Josh Dornbrack

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Who are the UK’s top 32 female entrepreneurs to look out for?

We brought together a list of 32 female entrepreneurs to look out for. Whether they are an established and successful businesswoman, disrupting their industry, or are set to burst onto the scene – these women are set to dominate the business community for years to come. The list is in no particular order. Camilla Ainsworth...

Josh Dornbrack

10 national family businesses that will still be here in 100 years

Following Business Leader Magazine’s analysis of 10 South West family businesses that will still be here in 100 years, we looked at 10 national businesses that will be doing the same. Bremont Watches Founded in 2002 by brothers Giles and Nick English, watches from luxury brand Bremont are manufactured and sold from their headquarters in...

Josh Dornbrack