EU referendum letter: 1,280 business leaders sign letter backing Remain

Remain campaigners have said that the letter shows unprecedented support from across business and finance

Hazel Sheffield
Wednesday 22 June 2016 16:24 BST
The letter is a last ditch attempt to sway opinion and new names on the list include John McFarlane, chairman of Barclays
The letter is a last ditch attempt to sway opinion and new names on the list include John McFarlane, chairman of Barclays

A letter signed by 1,280 UK business leaders from 51 FTSE 100 companies has been published, backing the campaign to keep the UK in the EU.

Remain campaigners have said that the letter, which was published in The Times, shows "unprecedented" support for Remain from across business and finance.

Collectively, the companies on the list employ 1.75m people.

New names on the list include Sir John Parker, chairman of the multinational mining company Anglo American, and John McFarlane, chairman of Barclays.

"Our reasons are straightforward," the letter reads.

"Businesses and their employees benefit massively from being able to trade inside the world’s largest single market without barriers. As business people, we always look to the future — and a future inside the EU is where we see more opportunities for investment, growth and new jobs."

The leaders fear a future where they will have to re-establish the terms of trade with their consumers, which could mean less trade with Europe and fewer jobs.

Polls show that big businesses back the EU, while small businesses are divided, with half backing Leave and half Remain.

This letter contains signatories from across the spectrum, from Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg News, to dairy farmers in Devon and whisky distilleries in the Scottish Highlands.

Cameron: Brits don't quit

Remain said it hoped to lay rest to the idea that businesses are split over the issue of whether to stay in the EU, one day before the referendum vote is cast.

On Tuesday, the leaders of 103 British universities wrote an open letter with a "grave" warning about the potential consequences of leaving the EU.

"Voluntarily cutting ourselves out of the world’s largest economic bloc would undermine our position as a global leader in science and innovation, impoverish our campuses and limit opportunities for British people," the letter read.

Business and political leaders are making their positions known in a last ditch attempt to sway opinion before voting takes place on June 23.

Two polls have shown that the Remain and Leave campaigns are neck-and-neck.

A YouGov poll has put Leave ahead by 51 per cent to 49, while a Survation poll had Remain ahead by just one percentage point.

Read the letter from 1,280 business leaders in full below:

Sir, We own and run more than 1,200 businesses, from micro companies to the FTSE 100, employing more than 1.75 million people. We know our firms are stronger in Europe.

Our reasons are straightforward: businesses and their employees benefit massively from being able to trade inside the world’s largest single market without barriers. As business people we always look to the future – and a future inside the EU is where we see more opportunities for investment, growth and new jobs. We know that Britain leaving the EU would mean having to re-establish terms of trade from scratch with our home market of 500 million consumers. That wouldn’t just hurt exporters but the hundreds of thousands of small and medium firms who do business with them.

Even those that want Britain to leave say that, in the short term, Brexit would lead to economic uncertainty and would put jobs at risk. Smaller businesses and the people they employ are particularly vulnerable to any economic shock that could follow a vote to leave.

Britain leaving the EU would mean uncertainty for our firms, less trade with Europe and fewer jobs. Britain remaining in the EU would mean the opposite: more certainty, more trade and more jobs. EU membership is good for business and good for British jobs. That’s why, on June 23, we back Britain remaining in the EU.

Paul Bassett, Principal, A P Bassett Solicitors; Kerry Glazer, Chief Executive Officer, AAR; Matt Regan, UK General Manager, AbbVie; Mark Glatman, Chief Executive, Abstract Securities; Dr John Burt, Chief Executive Officer, Abzena; Dr Julian Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Acacia Pharma; Jonathan Biggs, Partner, Accel; Sonali De Rycker, Partner, Accel; Philippe Botteri, Partner, Accel; Harry Nelis, Partner, Accel; Fred Destin, Partner, Accel; Matt McLaren, Executive Director, Access Ambition Recruitment Services; Rolf Fyne, Founding Partner, Accordo Partners Ltd; Matt Southall, Managing Director, Acorn Recruitment Ltd; Chris Brady, CEO, Acro Aircraft Seating Ltd; Robin Bhattercherjee, General Manager, Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK; Lawrence Turner, Founder and MD, Active Online Marketing Group; David Barry, Managing Director, Acunim Software Ltd; James Murphy, Founder and CEO, Adam and Eve DDB; Mark Evans, Director, Adaptix; John Joyce*, Managing Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP; Charles Penney*, Senior Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP; Eric Van Der Klej, Co-Founder and CEO, Adeptra, Level39, Tech City UK, and Co-Founder Entiq; Kasper Rorsted, Designated CEO, Adidas; Andy Wood, CEO, Adnams plc; Adrian Marsh, Director, Adrian Marsh Ltd; Samantha Hale, Managing Director and Founder, Advanced Performance; Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, Chairman, Advinia Health Care Limited; Doug Monro, Co-Founder and CEO, Adzuna; Mike Adams, Managing Director, Agenda IT; Peter Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIG; Claire Burrows, Founder, Air and Grace; Tony Fernandes CBE, GCEO, AirAsia and Founder, Tune Group; Paul Kahn, President, Airbus Group UK; Tim Parkinson, Chairman, Airedale Springs Ltd; Matt Pullen, Managing Director, AkzoNobel; Tom Walkinshaw, Founder/CEO, Alba Orbital Ltd; Jason Goodman, Founder, Albion; Dr David Mead, Director, Business Development, Albumedix; Teresa Tinsley, Director, Alcantara Communications; Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa; Elizabeth Corley, Vice-Chair, Allianz Global Investors; Alexis Viswanathan, CEO, Alphabet Babies; Wesley Moody, Managing Director, Alphagraphic Inks; Michael Owen, Founder and Managing Director, Always Wear Red; Hermann Hauser, Director, Amadeus; Ahlya Fateh, Managing Director, Amanda Wakeley; Maurice Helfgott, Executive Chairman, Amery Capital; John Kearney, General Manager, UK & Ireland, Amgen; Sally Robinson, Owner,; Lord Rana MBE, Managing Director, Andras House Ltd; Sir John Parker GBE, Chairman, Anglo American; Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO, Ann Summers; Anya Hindmarch MBE, Founder, Anya Hindmarch; Stephen P. McGill CBE, Group President, Aon plc; Ross Bailey, Founder and CEO, Appear Here; Leah Hutcheon, CEO, Appointedd; David Harris, Managing Director, ArgoGlobal; Paul Green, Technical and Marketing Director, Arkessa; Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, Executive Vice President Europe, Arla Foods amba; Ajaya Sodha, Director, Arma Properties UK Ltd; Surinder Arora, Chairman, Arora Group; Martin Wardhaugh, Group Chief Executive, Arran Isle Limited; Jonas Almgren, CEO, Artfinder; Matthew Stibbe, CEO, Articulate Marketing; Greg Hodkinson, Chairman, Arup; Andy Clarke, CEO, ASDA; Bob Blake , Chairman, Ashe Construction Ltd; Ben Wynn, CEO & Founder, AskDAD ltd; Brian McBride, Chairman, and; Janet Smith , Co-owner, Aspect; Chris O’Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd; Dr Harren Jhoti, CEO & President, Astex Pharmaceuticals; Pascal Soriot, CEO, AstraZeneca; Ben Roome, CEO, at800; Glenn Cooper, President, ATG Access; Niall Wass, Formerly SVP UBER, EMEA and APAC, CEO Wonga, CCO Betfair, Now Entrepreneur In Residence, Atomico; Steve McQuillan, CEO, Avingtrans plc; Sir Adrian Montague CBE, Chairman, Aviva; Mark Wilson, CEO, Aviva; Andrea Slater, Group Vice President UK & W Europe, Avon Cosmetics; Chris Steel, Chairman, AVPE Ltd; Paul Evans, Group CEO, AXA UK & Ireland; Roger Morton, Director, Axion Polymers; Dave Knight, Managing Director, Axminster Carpets; Michael Kent, Founder and CEO, Azimo; Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and GM, Azimo; Francesco Savignano, Director, Azzurri Hairstylists; Peter Rogers, CEO, Babcock International Group; Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems; Julia Gash, Director, Bag It Don’t Bin It; Saghir Munir, Director, Baker & Coleman Solicitors; Leo Quinn, Group Chief Executive, Balfour Beatty plc; Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, President, EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays plc; David Thomas, Chief Executive, Barratt Homes; John Allan, Chairman, Barratt Homes; Bart Read, Owner, Ltd; Richard John Carter, Managing Director UK & Ireland, BASF plc; Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF plc; Marcus Whittington, Director, Bath Boutique Stays; Ian Baxter, Chairman, Baxter Freight Limited; Dr Alexander Moscho, CEO, Bayer UK/Ireland; Christoph Weaver, General Manager, BayernLB; Christopher Baker-Brian, Co-Founder, BBOXX; Nikos Stathopoulos, Managing Partner, BC Partners; Silvestro de Besi, Managing Director, BDB Ltd; Albert Baladi, President International, Beam Suntory; Giles Brook, CEO - EMEA, Vita Coco; Arthur Hoffmann, Managing Director, Beaufort Underwriting Agency; Andrew Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Beazley; Stephen Sichak, Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Becton Dickinson; Keith Knowles, Chief Executive Officer, Beds and Bars; Bella Freud, Creative Director, Bella Freud; Una Driscoll, Managing Director, Belt up Kidz Ltd; John Sherwen, Benchmark Scaffolding Ltd; Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg; Richard Swart, Global Sales Director, Berger Group Europe; Rob Perrins, Managing Director, Berkeley Group plc; Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman, Berkeley Group plc; Paul Berwin, Senior Partner, Berwins Solicitors; Edward Wray, Co-Founder, Betfair; Fintech investor; Andrew Mackenzie*, CEO, BHP Billiton; Stephen Greenhalgh, Managing Director, Biba Medical Ltd; Sir Michael Bibby, Managing Director, Bibby Line Group; Tim Ward, Managing Director, Bid and Research Development; Julio Taylor , Managing Director, Big Spring; Kenton Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Big Talk Productions; Arthur Kay , Founder and CEO, Bio-Bean Ltd; Dr Erik Miljan, Chief Executive Officer, Biodivide Ltd; Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi, Managing Director, Biotech Consultants Ltd; Nick Vardy , Director, Bison Beer Crafthouse; Helen Gibbons, Director, Bizlang Ltd; Daniel Benamran, General Manager UK, BlaBlaCar; Gerry Murphy, Chairman, Blackstone Europe; Emily Brooke, Founder and CEO, Blaze; Charlie Andrew, Managing Director, Bleiker’s Smokehouse ltd; Ambarish Mitra, Founder and CEO, blippar; Michael Bloomberg KBE, Founder, Bloomberg News; Yoge Patel, CEO, Blue Bear System Research; Mike Turner, Managing Director, Bluebird Tea; Jane Whitton, Director, Blumont Pharma Ltd; Dr Ian Robertson, Board Member, BMW AG; Simon Bradley, Group Managing Director - Extrusion, BOAL UK Limited; Julian Granville, CEO, Boden; Ghislaine Boddington, Founder / Creative Director, BDS Creative Ltd, body>data>space, and Women Shift Digital; Paul Brown, Founder and CEO, Bol Foods; Sam Bompas, Director, Bompas & Parr Studio Ltd; Grace Bonner Wales, Director, Bonner Wales; Glenn Shoosmith, CEO, BookingBug; Phil Elliott, Managing Director, Booth Dispensers Ltd; Matt Dredger, CEO, Borroclub; Gill Jakes, Director, Bosworth Plastics; Steven Mendel, CEO, Bought By Many; Alasdair Pettigrew , CEO , Boxarr; Lord Browne of Madingley, Former CEO, BP plc; Bob Dudley, CEO, BP plc; Chris Holder, Director, Brand X PR; John Ayton, Chairman, Bremont Watch Company; Prof Brian Mark Evans, Director, Brian Mark Evans Urbanist; Chris Grigg, CEO, British Land; Simon Litherland*, CEO, Britvic plc; Bruce Flatt, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Asset Management Inc; Gwyn Jones , Director, Broughton Dairy; Sir Alan Parker, Chairman, Brunswick Group; Chris Oglesby, CEO, Bruntwood; Sir Mike Rake, Chairman, BT Group; Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Group; Tony Buckingham, Managing Director, Buckingham Insurance Consultants; Adam Amor, Director, Buffoon Film and Media; Nigel Whittingham, Manufacturing Director, Bühler Sortex Ltd; Christopher Bailey MBE, CEO, Burberry; Sir John Peace, Chairman, Burberry Group and Standard Chartered; Jo Irons, Director, Bureau Direct; Alan Hibbert, Co-Founder, Buxton Pudding Company; Becky Downing, CEO, BuzzMove; Hussain Al Hilli, Co-Founder and COO, Byoot; Gavin Roberts, Managing Director, Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd; Elaine Pritchard, Director, Caittom Publishing; Julien Hammerson, Chief Executive Officer, Calastone; Joe Parry, Founder and CEO, Cambridge Intelligence; Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chairman and CEO, Canary Wharf Group; Chris Geldard , UK Managing Partner, Capco; Sir Rodney Aldridge OBE, Founder, Capita; Roger Gewolb, Director, Car Loan Originations Limited; Philip Green, Chairman, Carillion plc; John Carley, Director, Carley’s Organics; Carolina Bucci, Founder, Carolina Bucci; Julie Brangstrup, Founder & CEO, Cash & Rocket; Daniel Sangiuseppe, Director, Castlewood Hotels; Mark Dorsett, Country Director, Caterpillar UK; Alex Mitchell, Founder, Causarma; Andrew Law, CEO and Chairman, Caxton Europe Asset Management; Subhash Thakrar, Partner, CBW Partners; John Whiteford, Transport Manager, CCI Transport; Gerard Versteegh, Chairman, CEG; Wim Souverijns, Vice President & General Manager, UK and Ireland, Celgene; Dr Will West, Executive Chairman, Cell Centric; Aidan Courtney, Chief Executive Officer, Censo Biologics Ltd; Iain Conn, Chief Executive, Centrica; Mike MacCana, Founder, CertSimple; Leonore Cervantes, Managing Director, Cervantes Ltd; Dr Edward Green, Chief Executive Officer, Chain Biotechnology Ltd; Richard Hales, Managing Director, Charles Peters; Rob O’Donovan, Co-Founder and CEO, CharlieHR; Charlotte Semler, Founder, Charlotte & Co; Sukhdev Mattu, CEO, Chartwell Private Hospital; Ian Stark, Chief Executive, Chemoxy International; Wil Benton, Co-Founder, Chew; Sarah Golding, Chief Executive Officer and Partner, CHI&PARTNERS London; Jonathan Newman, CEO, Chi Ventures Ltd; Tania Boler, Chief Executive Officer, Chiaro; Tom Delahoyde, Managing Director, Chiesi Ltd; Laurent Lacassagne, Chairman and CEO, Chivas Brothers Limited; Christopher Raeburn, Director, Christopher Raeburn; Christopher Shannon, Director, Christopher Shannon Menswear; Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman, Cicero Group; Rodolfo De Benedetti, Chairman, CIR; Marieke Flament, Managing Director Europe, Circle; Phil Smith, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, Cisco Systems; James C. Cowles, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citi; Clive Watson, Chairman, City Pub Company plc; Sonny Leong CBE, Chief Executive, Civil Service College; Stephen Clarke, Partner/Director, CJCH Ltd; Paul Ashley MBE, Chairman, Clark Door Limited; Edwina Gieve, Founder and Director, Clary and Peg; Sudhir Dhanani, Director, Clearconsult Management Limited; Andrew Jervis, Founder and CEO, ClickMechanic; Peter George, Group Chief Executive, Clinigen Group plc; Simon Hudson, Founder and Director, Cloud2 Ltd; John Haywood, CEO, Clwyd Compounders Ltd; Penelope Warne, Senior Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna; Alison Baldwin, Managing Director, Coast Communications Ltd; Jason Kent, Managing Director, Cobble Van De Wiele Limited; Lord Bilimoria CBE DL*, Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership; Janan Leo, Creative Director & Founder, Cocorose London Ltd; Steve Cowie, Director, Code Enigma; Susan Bowen, VP & General Manager EMEA, Cogeco Peer1; Miro Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Cognifide Limited; Andrew Manasseh, Managing Director, Communicating Europe; Rob Millar, Managing Director, Comotion Consulting Ltd; Paul Walsh*, Chairman, Compass Group; Ian Breminer, Managing Director, Complete Coffee Limited; Jeremy Clarke, Director, Computer Service Centre; Askar Sheibani, CEO, Comtek; Paul Bulloch, Managing Director, Concept Vehicle Leasing; Peter Brewin, Co-Founder, Concrete Canvas Ltd; William Crawford, Co-Founder, Concrete Canvas Ltd; Kevin Carrabine, Managing Director, Confidential Solutions Ltd; Sitar Teli, Managing Partner, Connect Ventures; Emma Taylor, Co-Founder, Consult Write; Alberto Linares, Continental Insurance Consultants; Troy Barratt, Managing Director, Contracts Engineering Ltd; Gideon Farrell, Co-Founder and CTO, Converge; Michael Haas, CEO, Coralfox Ltd; Oliver Bridge, CEO, Corner stone; Richard Andrews, Director, Corporate Instinct; Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, Chairman, Corsair Capital; Ben Cottam, Managing Director, Cottam Brush Ltd; Simon Dutton, Director, CounterLine Ltd; Andrew Perry , Director, CounterLine Ltd; Tim Flood, Director, CounterLine Ltd; Sherry Coutu CBE, Serial entrepreneur; Madhava Turumella, CEO, Cove Venture Ltd; Martin Mackay, Director, Coverdrive Consulting; Peter Morris, Managing Director, Coveris Advanced Coatings (North Wales) Ltd; Sinead Koehler, Founder, Crafty Fox Market; Jagdish Nagrecha, Director, Crane International Limited; Richard Rose, Chairman, Crawshaw Group plc; Prof Geeta Nargund, Founder and CEO, CREATE Health Limited; Praful Nargund, Managing Director, CREATE Health Limited; Tidjane Thiam*, Chief Executive, Credit Suisse; Peter Pack, Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Biologics Ltd; Dr Robert Scoffin, Chief Executive Officer, Cresset Biomolecular Discovery Limited; Stephen Stone, Chief Executive, Crest Nicholson; Eric Eichmann, CEO, Criteo; Robin Skailes, Director, Cropwell Bishop Creamery; Ben Knight, Founder, Croud Inc Ltd; Darren Westlake, CEO, Crowdcube; Peter Burke, Chartered Accountant, Cruse and Burke; Duncan Crutes, Owner, Crutes la Mar Limited; Craig Wilson, Regional General Manager, CSC; David Ripley, Managing Director, CSD Sealing Systems; Stephen Watson, Chief Executive, CTN Communications; Freddy Macnamara, Founder, Cuvva; David Matthews, Director, Cyberdine Security; Stuart Laidlaw, CEO, CyberLytic; Anthony Lau, Managing Director, Cyclehoop Ltd; Daniela Menzky, COO, CyNation; Daisy White, CEO, Daisy White’s Booktique; Paul Dimond, Deputy Chairman, DAKS Simpson Group plc; David Harper, Director, David Harper & Co; Haakon Overli, General Partner, Dawn Capital; Josh Bell, Partner, Dawn Capital; Davinder Bal, Chairman, DBS Law; Keir Whiteside, Sales Director, DC Associates; Debbie Bryan, Director, Debbie Bryan; Kathryn Parsons*, Chief Executive Officer, Decoded; Ed Salt, Managing Director, Delamere Dairy; David Sproul, Senior Partner and CEO, Deloitte UK; JP Agrawal, Managing Director and Founder, Derivatives Value Advisors; Cathy Owens, Director, Deryn Consulting Limited; Timotheus Höttges, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom; Ivan Menezes, CEO, Diageo; Albert Sarpong, Director, Dial Square Project Management Limited; Peter Callahan, Director, Diamond Dispersions Ltd; Nick Denning, CEO, Diegesis; Julian Ranger, Founder and Executive Chairman,; Dr Andrew Black, Chief Executive, Digit Ltd; Justin Jackson, Director, Digital Remit; Alastair Paterson, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Shadows; James Chappell, Co-Founder and CTO, Digital Shadows; Luke Taylor, Global Chief Executive Officer, DigitasLBi; David Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Discuva Ltd; Seb James*, CEO, Dixons Carphone; Sir Charles Dunstone CVO*, Chairman, Dixons Carphone & TalkTalk; Sumit Agarwal, Founder & Managing Partner, DNS Associates Ltd; Dr Eddy Littler, Chief Executive Officer, Domainex; Rumi Verjee, Founder, Domino’s Pizza UK; Chris Morling, Founder and Managing Director, Dot Zinc; Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE, Co-Founder, Doteveryone and; Joyce de Haas, Managing Director, Double Dutch Ltd; Helen Dickson, Director, Dress Place; Ernesto Schmitt, CEO and Co-Founder, Drivetribe; Felix Leuschner, CEO and Founder, Drover Ltd; Damian Kimmelman, CEO and Co-founder, DueDil; Justin Fitzpatrick, COO and Co-founder, DueDil; Ram Gidoomal CBE, Chairman, Dulas Ltd; Paul Edwards, Managing Director, Dunbia Ltd; Derek Smith, Head of UK Operations, Dundee Capital Markets; Lewis Dunn, Managing Director, Dunn’s Bakery; Richard Bradley, Finance Director, Dyer Engineering Ltd; Graeme Parkins, Managing Director, Dyer Engineering Ltd; Adrian Ericsson, Director, Dynamo Analytics; Dr Johannes Teyssen, Chairman and CEO, E.ON; Dr Abel Ureta-Vidal, Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Genomics Ltd; Alejandro Litovsky, Founder and CEO, Earth Security Group; Carolyn McCall DBE, CEO, EasyJet; Rahul Parekh, Co-Founder and CEO, EatFirst; Dinesh Dhamija, President, TIE; Founder,; Julian Carter, Founding Partner & Managing Director, EC1 Capital Ltd; David A Edwards, Managing Director, Edge Group; Ian Livingstone CBE, Co-founder Games Workshop, Chairman Sumo Digital, Playdemic and Midoki; Nick Burgin, President & COO EMEA, Eisai Europe Ltd; Raj Bhatt, Vice Chairman & CEO, Elara Capital plc; Thomas Lawes, Managing Director, Electric Cinema Birmingham; Lindsley Ruth, CEO, Electrocomponents plc; Paul Lindley, Founder and Chairman, Ella’s Kitchen; Adam Joyce, Founder and Chief Scientist, Elliptic; Ian Malcolm, Managing Director, Elring Klinger (GB) Ltd; Dr Jeremy Bennett, CEO, Embecosm; Mark Gilbert, Managing Director, Emerald Trading Waste Solutions; Emilio De La Morena, Director, Emilio De La Morena; Emmeline Pidgen, Director, Emmeline Illustration; James Greenham, Managing Director, EMS Physio Ltd; Liz Weatherill, Managing Director, Enable 2 CIC; Dr Mike Ashmead, Managing Director, Encocam Ltd; James King , Founder and CTO, Encore; Kate Wilde, Managing Director, Engage with Business; Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO, ENGIE; Kate Shand, Managing Director, Enjoy Education; Amjad Bseisu, CEO, Enquest; Chris Perry, Managing Director, Entec Industries Ltd; Alice Bentinck, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur First; Matt Clifford, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur First; Brian Cass, Chief Executive, Envigo; Eric Van der Horst, Director, EOS Cycling Holidays Ltd; Andrew Cleaton, Director, Epiphany Music; Chris Cowls, Chief Executive, E-productive; Erdem Moralioglu, Creative Director, Erdem; Patrick O’Sullivan*, Chair, ERS Ltd; Dom Jackman, Co-Founder, Escape the City; Esin Akan, Director, Esin Akan Ltd; Damian Croft, Managing Director, Esplora; Charlie Shaw, Managing Director, Esteiro Business Solutions; Nikolay Mitev, Founder, EU Network Ltd; Philip Sheldrake, Managing Partner, Euler Partners; Derek Wood, Managing Director, Euro Culture International Cultural Services; Surjit Jutla, Director, Euro-Link Property Management Services Ltd; Mark Dodsworth, Managing Director, Europartnerships; Nicolas Petrovic, CEO, Eurostar; Andrew Blenkiron, Estate Director, Euston Estate; Adam Shuter, Managing Director, Exact Logistics; Richard Corbett, CEO, Eyetease Limited; Greg Bliss, Director, F I Bliss Ltd; José Neves, Founder, Farfetch; Stephen Browett, Chairman, Farr Vintners; Faye Toogood, Designer, Faye Toogood; Malcolm Durham, Founder, FD Solutions; Frederic Court, Founder & Managing Partner, Felix Cap; Dr Chris Emslie, CEO, Fibercore Limited; Richard Brindle, Group Chief Executive, Fidelis Insurance; Michael Chissick, Managing Partner, Fieldfisher LLP; Aleksandra Polanksa, Managing Director, Finno Medical Ltd; Roland Rudd, Chairman, Finsbury; Simon Hay, Founder, Firefly; Andy Mead, CEO, Firefly Solar Generators Limited; Sarah Jane Thomson, Founder, First News; Gurvinder Sethi, Director, Flavors of India Ltd; Tom Elek, Chairman, Flawless Media; Graham James, Director, Flexcrete Technologies Ltd; Justin Anderson, CEO, Flexeye Group; Dr Tim Willis, CEO, Flexpansion Ltd; Frankie Fox, Co-Founder, Foraging Fox; Max Hunt, Proprietor, Force Ten Productions; James Farley, Executive Vice President and President, Europe, Ford; Geoff Ford, Chairman, Ford Engineering Group Ltd; Dr Ravi Mehrotra CBE, Executive Chairman, Foresight Ltd; Steve Brown, Founder, Forest Hydraulics Ltd; Jilly Greed, Partner, Fortescue Farming; Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe; Brent Hoberman CBE, Co-Founder, Founders Factory,,, Founders.Forum; Henry Lane Fox , Partner, Founders Forum; Co-founder and CEO, Founders Factory; Nacho Morais, Director, Frank Consulting; Ed Molyneux, Founder and CEO, FreeAgent; Faye Dicker, Founder, Freelance Mum; Ben Richardson, Director, FreestyleXtreme; Sharon Kaur, Director and Founder, Freida’s Pantry Ltd; John Davies*, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Vannessa Valdez, Founder, Fruveju Limited; Gareth M Jenkins, Managing Director, FSG Tool & Die Ltd; John Haurum, Chief Executive Officer, F-star; Michael Keegan, Executive Director, EMEIA, Fujitsu; Phillipe Avery, Director, Future Point 4 Business Limited; Rebecca Warden, Business Development Manager, FW Solutions Ltd; Daniel Webber, Co-Founder and Managing Director,; Fyodor Podgorny, Director, Fyodor Golan; Golan Frydman, Director, Fyodor Golan; Ed French, CEO, GameSessions; David Stitt, Managing Director, Gap 360; James Gardiner, CEO, Gardiner & Bros Footsure; Harry Cotterell OBE, Partner, Garnons Estate; David Garfield, CEO and Co-Founder, Garrison Technology; Henry Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder, Garrison Technology; Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport; Mark Bullen, Managing Director, GB Electronics (UK) Ltd; Kieran Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, GE Healthcare UK Ltd; Alison Wright, Managing Director, Gear For Girls; Lara Findlay, Founder and Director, Geared App; Josh Carson, Founder and Director, Geared App; Andrzej Schmidt, Founder and Director, Geared App; Will Gemmill , Partner, Gemmill Brothers LLP; Mark Elborne, UK CEO, General Electric; Richard Dennys, CEO & Co-Founder, Generate Learning & Skills Limited; Ashok Rabheru CVO DL, Chairman, Genisys Group; Keith Hollinrake, CEO, Get Busy Living; Dr Remo Gerber, Managing Director Western Europe, Gett UK Ltd; Matthew Lowe , Managing Director, Giacomini UK; Harminder Gill, Managing Director, Gillcrest Homes; Bruce Martin, Managing Director, Ginger Juice Ltd; Nigel Stein, Chief Executive, GKN; Chris Ward , Director and Senior Developer, Gladward; Joshua Gladwin, Director, Gladward; Bill Wilson, Managing Director, Glenmore Outdoor Ltd; Dr Mark Carnegie-Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Glide Pharmaceutical Technologies Ltd; Uday Dholakia OBE, Senior Partner, Global Consulting UK Ltd; Dan Mailly, Managing Director, Global Support Services; Laura Gelder-Robertson, Director, Glow Innovation; Dr David Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Glythera Ltd; Guy Nixon, Founder and CEO, Go Native; Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO and Co-Founder, GoCardless; Ravi Gidar, Director, Gold Care Homes; Nicolas De Santis, Entrepreneur,; Gold Mercury Int; Richard Gnodde, Co-CEO, Goldman Sachs International; Michael Sherwood, Co-CEO, Goldman Sachs International; Gregory McDonald, Group Managing Director, Goodfish Group; Ryan Davies, Managing Director, Gospelware; Joel Freeman, CEO, Grabble; Graham Bishop, Consultant,; Tony Matharu*, Managing Director, Grange Hotels; Peter Robinson, Director, Granville Food Care; John Robinson, Director, Granville Food Care; Stan Abbott, CEO, Gravity Consulting Ltd; Hilaire Agnama, Owner, Great Zeal Ltd; Sean Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer, Green Biologics Ltd; Rooney Anand, CEO, Greene King; Jordan Daykin, Managing Director, GripIt Fixings; Hugh D Facey MBE, Chairman, Gripple Ltd & Loadhog Ltd; David Walters, Managing Director, Grosvenor International Partners; Leon Blitz, Managing Partner, Grovepoint Capital LLP; Aftab Malhotra, Managing Director, Growth Enabler Global; Olivia Sibony, Co-Founder, Grub Club; Dr Jan-Uwe Claas, General Manager UK, Grunenthal Ltd; John Shropshire , Chairman, G’s Fresh; Sir Andrew Witty, CEO, GSK; Renato Luchessi, Managing Director, Hair at the Edge; Eden Warren, Director, Halcyan; Alison Lea-Wilson, Director, Halen Môn; David Lea-Wilson, Director, Halen Môn; Mark Holdsworth, Founder, HALF HITCH Gin; Jenny Halpern Prince, CEO, Halpern; David Atkins, CEO, Hammerson plc; David Tyler, Chairman, Hammerson plc; Stuart Roberts , Director, Hammonds End Farm; Dan Craft, Partner, Handlebar Barista; David Williams, Managing Director, Happus; Paul Stock, Solicitor, Harold Stock and co; Tom Worth, Owner, Hartsworth Ltd; Sam James, Managing Director,; Tim Eggar , Chairman, Haulfryn Group Ltd; Chris Hirst, CEO, Havas Worldwide Europe; Maria Whitehead MBE, Director, Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd; Sue Hawkins, Hawksmoor Principal, Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Referral Centre; Fleur Record-Smith, Managing Director, Hayne Barn Leisure ltd; Raj Gupta, Director, Heathfield House Nursing Homes Ltd; John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow; Richard Sunderland, Executive Chairman, Heavenly; Helen Lawrence, Director, Helen Lawrence; Matthias Meyer, Managing Director, Heller Machine Tools Ltd; Andrew Formica, CEO, Henderson Group plc; Dr Malcolm Weir, Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Heptares Therapeutics Ltd; Ken White, Managing Director, Herald and Heart; Richard Herbert, Chairman, Herbert Group Ltd; Manish Tiwari, Managing Director, Here&Now365 Ltd; Chris Heseltine, Owner, Hesketh Farm Park; Steve Munn, Managing Director, Hevasure; Martin Hiscox, Chief Executive, Hiscox Venture; Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman, Hitachi; Simon Allison, Chairman and CEO, Hoftel; Allen Hogan , Managing Director, Hogan’s Cider Limited; Jenny Taylor , Creative Director, Hokolo; Lauren Holden, Copywriter; Dr Javid Khan, Managing Director, Holoxica Ltd; Arif Hussein, Director, Homebound UK Ltd (t/a Brockley Consulting); Richard Harpin, Founder and Chief Executive, HomeServe Plc; Andrea Rodney, Director, Hone-All Precision Ltd; Amit Bhatia, Chairman, Hope Construction Materials Ltd; James Hopkins, Executive Chairman, Hopkins Homes Ltd; Michael Cox, Managing Director, Hopkins Homes Ltd; Dr Darrin Disley, Chief Executive Officer and President, Horizon Discovery Ltd; Jalal Al-Yawer, CEO, Hotel Xanadu Limited; Henry Holland, Creative Director, House of Holland; Bob O’Connor*, Managing Director, Howletts and Port Lympne; Hussein Kanji, Founding Partner, Hoxton Ventures; Richard Lowe, Managing Director, HR & Training Solutions Ltd; Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman, HSBC; Stuart Gulliver, CEO, HSBC; Andrew McLoughlin, Founder, Huddle; Partner, SoftTech VC; David Brownlow, Founder, Huntswood; Gregg Heller, Managing Director, HUSCO International Partners LLP; Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa; Stephen McGlennan, CEO, Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd; Wayne Preece, CEO, Hydro Industries; Julian Smith, Director, I Am Enterprises; Mike Younger, Finance Director, Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd; Ignacio S. Galán, Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola; David Stokes, CEO, IBM UK; Tristan Cowell, Managing Director, IC Innovations; Shamir Shah, Director, Icone-International Ltd; Jose Marin, Founder, FJ Labs; Dan Hydes, Managing Director, Ignite Data Ltd; Pratik Sampat, CEO, Ihorizon; Björn Savén, CEO, IK Investment Partners Ltd; Dr Kevin Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Imanova Ltd; Imogen Belfield, Creative Director, Imogen Belfield; Carley Centen, Founder & Director, ImpactMetrics; Alison Cooper, CEO, Imperial Brands plc; Isobel Carter, Managing Director, Incarter International; Rishi Chowdhury, Co-Founder, IncuBus Ventures; Cheryl Westerman, Director, Independent Content Services Ltd; Ray Johnson , Proprietor, Independent Insurance Services; Alex Depledge, Entrepreneur in Residence, Index Ventures; Jan Hammer, Partner, Index Ventures; Martin Mignot, Partner, Index Ventures; Amarjit Singh, CEO, India Business Consultancy Limited (t/a The India Business Group); Manoj Ladwa, Chief Executive, India Inc Ltd; Omar Hassan , Chief Excecutive Officer, Inevert; Elizabeth Vega, Chief Executive Officer, Informed Solutions; Nicola Hall, Managing Director, Ingenica Solutions; Rupert Pearce*, CEO, Inmarsat; Richard Reed CBE, Co-Founder, Innocent and Jam Jar Investments; Alastair Lukies CBE, Chairman, Innovate Finance; John Gunn, Chief Executive, Insiprit Energy plc and Octagonal plc; Paul Kaye, Managing Director, IntelliQA Limited; Ross Reed, Director, Interfrigo; Stephen Lumsden , Managing Director, Intermusica; Don Dennis , Director, International Flower Essence Repertoire; Lord Aldington, Director, Intramuros; Graham Stevenson, Managing Director, Inver House Distillers Limited; Helen James, CEO, Investis; Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB; Mike Lynch OBE, Invoke Capital; Erika Baker, Director, Iolante; Dr John McCafferty, Chief Executive Officer, IONTAS; Tobias Alpsten, CEO, iPlato Healthcare; Isabelle Ugochukwu, Founder & Creative Director, Isabella Queen; Jen Munro*, CEO, ISSOS; Archie Norman, Former Chairman, ITV; Oojal Jhutti, Founder and CEO,; Christoph Rieche, CEO, iwoca; Derek Hill, CEO, ixico; Aled Griffiths OBE, Managing Partner, J A & O Griffiths and Sons; Peter Williams, Founder and CEO, Jack Wills; Ralph Speth KBE, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover; Peter Davies, Chief Executive, James Lister & Sons Limited; Lawrence Mallinson, Owner and Managing Director, James White Drinks Ltd; Alexander Asseily, Founder of Jawbone, State, and Chiaro; Richard Little , Managing Director, Jenton International Limited; Jimmy Cregan, Managing Director, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee Ltd; Kevan Carrick, Partner, JK Property Consultants LLP; Jo Malone MBE, Founder, Jo Loves; Stephen Morris, Joint Managing Director, John Liscombe Ltd; Laura Tenison, Founder and Managing Director, JoJo Maman Bébé; Jane Field, Owner/Founder, Jonny’s Sister; David Newman , Director, Jordanglia Ltd; Richard Joseph, Founder, Joseph Joseph Ltd; Daniel Pinto, CEO of Corporate and Investment Bank, and CEO of EMEA, J P Morgan; Steven Daniels, Director, Just Right Products UK & Europe Ltd; Alex Klein, Cofounder & CEO, Kano; Simon Keeping, Region President, Kärcher; Erika Brodnock, Founder, Karisma Kidz; Dr Simon Kerry, Chief Executive Officer, Karus Therapeutics Ltd; Katharine Pooley, Chief Executive and Owner, Katharine Pooley Interior Design; Katie Jones, Director, Katie Jones Knitwear; David Mitchell, Managing Director, Katmex Limited; Terrye Teverson, Managing Director, KCS Trade Print; Kelly Hoppen MBE*, Director, Kelly Hoppen Interiors; John Wood, Chairman, Kesslers International Limited; Rajay Naik, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Keypath Education; Tim Hill, Co-Founder and Director, Keyzapp; Ken Davies, Owner, KGD Industrial; Mani Kohli, Founder/Designer, Khubsoorat UK Ltd (t/a Khubsoorat Collection); Anthony Wills, Managing Director, Kilchoman Distillery; Stephen Kon, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons EUME; Veronique Laury, CEO, Kingfisher; David Christensen, Director, Kingston Hill Farm Ltd; Kit Neale, Director, Kit Neale; Johannes Huth, Head of KKR EMEA; Sid Khemka, Founder & CEO, Konnect Digital Limited; Neil Clifford, Chief Executive, Kurt Geiger; Becky Sebright-King, Director, Lady Bakewell-Park; Heiner Boehmer, General Manager, London, Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen; Omar Moulani, COO,; Karl Hick, CEO, Larkfleet Ltd; Chris Hill, Director, Latitude Wine Ltd; Ken Muschamp, Director, Laulind Ltd; Ian Walker, Director, LaundryRepublic; David Law, Managing Director, Law Distribution; Luke Ferris, CEO, laZook; Stuart Gibbons, Managing & Marketing Director, Le Mark Group; Wesley Hartley, Head of Social Engagement and Curation Strategy,; Sir Terry Leahy; Sonia Yeshin, Director, Leaman Mattei; Mitchel White, Managing Director, Left Media; Geraldine Murphy, Managing Director, Leo Pharma UK/IE; Julian Horn-Smith, Advisory Board Member, LetterOne Technology; Pravin Shah, Director, Levershire Limited; Liam Hodges, Director, Liam Hodges; Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global; Owain Williams, Co-Founder, Lick Yogurt; Sabrina Allison, Director, Light on the Path Ltd; Pierpaolo Bastiani, Founder and Director, Limone Events; Robert Elliott*, Chairman and Senior Partner, Linklaters LLP; Andrew Williams, Partner, Chief Executive Officer, LJ Partnership; John Nelson, Chairman, Lloyd’s of London; Robin Klein, Co-Founder, LocalGlobe; Mike Hammond, Chairman, Lockton International Holdings Limited & Lockton Overseas Limited; R.D. Churchill, Managing Director, Lohmann Technologies UK Ltd; Chris Parker, Managing Director, London & Scottish International; Gavan Conlon, Partner, London Economics; Prem Chander, CEO, London Energy Trading Ltd; Anna MacDonald, Co-Director, London Film Academy; Daisy Gili, Co-Director, London Film Academy; Angela Spang, Founder and Owner, London Medical Education Academy; Xavier Rolet KBE, CEO, London Stock Exchange; David Pexton, Chief Executive, Lonmar Global Risks; Matthew Blakemore , CEO, Looks Good On Me Limited; Lorna Syson, Textile Designer, Lorna Syson; Lou Dalton, Director, Lou Dalton; Rebecca Christensen, Founder, Love From Indie Street; Martha Keith, Founder and Director, Love Give Ink; Tim Bowman, Commercial Director, Love Local Jobs; Debbie Wosskow, CEO, Love Home Swap; Chair, Sharing Economy UK; Sally Low, Managing Director , Low Associates Ltd; Touker Suleyman, Founder, Low Profile Group , Hawes &Curtis, Ghost, Huxley and Cox; Christian Schindler*, Regional Director, UK, Ireland and Iceland, Lufthansa; Luke Irwin, Founder, Luke Irwin; Alexandra Chong, Founder, Lulu; Pascal Auberson, Founder, Lumacode Ltd; Tim Allen, Managing Director, M J Allen Group Ltd; George Wright, Managing Director, M Wright & Sons Ltd; Jess Burley, Global Chief Executive, m/Six Agency; Ellie MacDonald, Managing Director, MacComms Ltd; Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive, Mace Group; Audrey Macnaughton, Managing Director, Macnaughton McGregor Ltd; Ning Li, Co-Founder and CEO,; Davinder Bains, Managing Director, Magal Cables Ltd; Gamil Magal, CEO, Magal Engineering LTD; Dave Thompson, Founder and CEO, Magictab; Kaan Aydogmus , Creative Director, Magnetic; Matthew Scales, Managing Director, Magnus Marine Ltd; Vince Vas, Sole Director/Proprietor, Maid Time Ltd; Evgeny Shadchnev, Founder and CEO, Makers Academy; Ian Coll, Founder and Managing Director, Mamuska Restaurants LTD; Charlie Cornish, Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group; Nimesh Sanghrajka, Director & Co-Founder, Mantra Consultancy & Capital Limited; Martin Lamb, Director, Maple Consulting Ltd; Pam Cain, Director, MarchantCain Design Ltd; Mark Baines, Managing Director, Marcom (Marketing Communications) Ltd; Steve Morgan, Managing Director, Marden Communications; Marianne Lumb, Head Chef & Owner, Marianne Restaurant; Chris Peer, Managing Director, Maritime House; Kevin Spencer , Group CEO, Markerstudy; Marc Bolland, Former CEO, Marks and Spencer; Andrew Wilmot, CEO, Maroon Elephant; Marta Marques, Director, Marques ’ Almeida; Paulo Almeida, Director, Marques ’ Almeida; Blas Maquivar, President, Mars Chocolate UK; Chris Smith, Managing Director, Marshfield Bakery; Mary Katrantzou, Founder and Creative Director, Mary Katrantzou; Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman, Mastercard; Charlie Bradshaw, CEO, Matrix APA; Rosanna Falconer, Business Director, Matthew Williamson; Chris Nobbs, Director of Strategic Partnerships, MBJ LONDON; Ron Dennis CBE, Chairman and CEO, McLaren Technology Group; Nigel Barton, Chairman,; Clare Hornby, Founder and Creative Director, ME+EM; Karen Blackett OBE*, Chairwoman, MediaCom UK; Dr Jane Osbourn, Vice President R&D, MedImmune UK; Dr Anthony Lockett, Founder & CEO, MEDQP; Sir Nigel Rudd*, Chairman, Meggitt; James Mitchell , Managing Director, Mell Properties Limited; Philip Alexander, Founder, Mentorial; Søren Bo Christiansen, President MSD Europe & Canada Human Health, Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd; Jay Tahasildar, Director, Mercurius IT Limited; Tom Adeyoola, CEO and Founder, Metail; Stuart Fell, Chair, Metal Assemblies Ltd, Bodill Parker Ltd; Andrew Hartshorn, Managing Director, Methods Advisory Limited; Baroness Mone OBE, Founder, MGM Media; Guy Poskitt, Managing Director, MH Poskitt Limited; Vish Mehta, Group Director, MiCasa Group; Byron Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Micro-Fresh International; Liz Rice, Co-Founder and CEO, Microscaling Systems; Linda Middleton-Jones, Director, Middleton Jones; Dr Philip Munn, Managing Director, Midland Corrosion Services; Simon Grantham, Managing Director, Miele GB; Glenn Channon, Co-Founder,; Rupa Ganatra, Founding Partner, Millennial 20/20 Ltd; Mike Ottolangui, Managing Director, Milltech Precision Engineering Ltd; Michael Acton Smith , Founder and Chairman, Mind Candy; Octavius Black, CEO, Mind Gym; Linda Papadopoulos, Director, Mindwork Consulting; Chris Ormrod, Managing Director, Ministry of Cake; Nadeem Raza, CEO, Mircrolise; Rosie Ginday, Managing Director, Miss Macaroon; Dr Anker Lundemose, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Therapeutics Ltd; Roger Bramble, Chairman, Mithras Underwriting Ltd; Nikhil Shah, Co-founder, Mixcloud; Luke Benton, Managing Director, MNB Precision Ltd; Winston Hoyte, Managing Director, MOA Clothing; Kanya King MBE, CEO and Founder, MOBO Organisations Ltd; Zsolt Hernádi, Chairman and CEO, MOL; Clayton Harding, Managing Director, Möllertech Ltd; Molly Goddard, Director/Designer, Molly Goddard; Tom Mercer, Founder and MD, MOMA Foods; Adrian Munn, Director of Sales and marketing, Monochrome Ltd; Rana Harvey , Managing Director, Monster Group (UK) Limited; Wendy Tan-White MBE, Co-Founder, Moonfruit; Rekha Mehr, Founder and Managing Director, moonrekha; Jenny Moloney, Founder and Director, Moral Fibre Food Ltd; Laura Koskenmäki, Managing Director, Morgan Chex Commercial Finance Limited; Gerald Fitzgerald, Global Chief Operating Officer, Morgan McKinley; Robert Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley International; Fraser Smeaton, CEO, MorphCostumes; Toby Coppel, Co-Founder and Partner, Mosaic Ventures; Karl Jones , Managing Director, Moshimo; Amy Powney, Creative Director, Mother of Pearl; Alan Parker CBE*, Chairman, Mothercare plc and Parkdean Resorts Ltd; Gary Landesberg, Managing Director, Mountain Capital; Brynne K. Herbert, Founder & CEO, MOVE Guides; Tamara Lohan MBE, Founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs Smith; Kuldip Singh Sahota, Managing Director, Mr Singh’s Sauce; Dale Murray CBE; Victoria Arnold, CEO, MuscleCake; Kevin Cornils, CEO, MyOptique Group; Annie Martin, Founder and Director, Nannies Incorporated; Dr Andreas Schatzlein, Chief Executive Officer, Nanomerics; Dean Finch, CEO, National Express Group; Steve Holliday*, Executive Director, National Grid; Ashley Prime, Managing Director, Navigator Ltd; Edward Naylor, CEO, Naylor Industries plc; Rob Cotton, CEO, NCC Group plc; Ketan Mehta, Managing Director, Necessity Supplies Ltd; Rose Yombo-Djema, CEO & Founder, Neema Food Ltd; Mary Nelson, Director, Nelson Browne Management Ltd; Sam Laidlaw, Chairman, Neptune Oil and Gas; Arnaud Massenet, Founder and Director, Net-a-Porter Group; CEO and Director, de-pury Group; Mark Sebba, Former Chief Executive, The Net-a-Porter Group; Nic Wistreich, Co-Founder, Netribution; Director,; Dominic Adams, Managing Director, Network Design & Marketing; Sarah Willingham, Co-Founder, Neutrahealth; Ed Dean, Co-Founder, Minerva & co; Steve Wisbey, Managing Director, NIC Instruments LTD; Nicholas Kirkwood, Creative Director, Nicholas Kirkwood; Nick Starling, Consultant, Nick Starling Consultancy Limited; Chloe Tingle, Founder and Director, No More Taboo; Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman, Nokia; Jason Scott, CEO, NonInvasives International limited; Miisa Mink, Chairman & Co-owner, Nordic Bakery Ltd; Rosey Dunn, Partner, North Carlton Farm; Alan Toverell, Chairman, North West Energy Squared; Ian Richards, Director, NorthStar Ventures; Patrick Grant, Owner & Creative Director, Norton & Sons & E. Tautz; Stuart Garner, CEO, Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd; Geeta Sidhu-Robb , CEO and Founder, Nosh Detox Delivery Ltd; Jos White, Partner, Notion Capital; Co-Founder, MessageLabs and Star; Linda Walker, Managing Director, Nottingham Language Academy; Candide Kirk, Founder, Novellic; Stefano Marrone, Managing Director, Nucco Brain Studio Limited; Jenny Goss, Director, O’LearyGoss Architects; David Fitzsimons, Managing Director, Oakdene Hollins Ltd; Lord Rose, Chair, Ocado and Fat Face; Tim Steiner, CEO, Ocado Group; Raluca Micu, Owner, October 26th Atelier LTD; Alex Macpherson, Co-Founder, Octopus Ventures; Joanna Tall, Solicitor, Off to see my lawyer; Guy Jeremiah, Managing Director, OHYO; Bruce Hemphill, CEO, Old Mutual Group; Bob Gorton, Managing Director, Old St Andrews Limited; Sally Greene OBE, Businesswoman in Entertainment; Damon Oldcorn, Managing Partner, Oldcorn and Oldcorn LLP, Founder, PhoneMe; Sul Sahota, Chairman, Oleo International; Sir Richard Olver KBE; Damini Sharma, Managing Director, OM Safety Solutions Ltd; Alistair Hill, Co-Founder and CEO, On Device Research; Greg Marsh, Co-Founder and CEO, onefinestay; Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder and CEO, Onfido; Kieran Kunhya, Founder, Open Broadcast Systems; Colin Cram, Chair/Chief Executive, Open Forum Events Ltd; Mike O’Brien, CEO, Opencast Software Europe Ltd; Richard Beldam , Chairman, Openfield Group Limited; Christina Richardson, Director, Openr; Brendan Gill, CEO, OpenSignal; Charlie Thuillier, Managing Director, Oppo Ice Cream; Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange; Chris Hutton-Penman, Chairman, Original Steel Services Ltd; Dr Dale Athey, Chief Executive Officer, Orla Protein Technologies Ltd; Martin Campbell , Managing Director, Ormsby Street Ltd; Pia Marocco, Managing Director, Osborne & Partners; Nadia Latif, Co-Director, Our House of Spice Ltd; Julia Latif, Co-Director, Our House of Spice Ltd; Luke Brynley-Jones, Managing Director, Our Social Times; Chris Edson, Founder, OurPath; Andrew Moon, Director, Outside View Ltd; Dr Colin Story, CEO, OxSonics; James Hook , Managing Director, P.D. Hook Group; David Maclean, Managing Director, Packt Publishing; Matthew Palmer, Director, palmer//harding Ltd; Tony Attard, Group Chief Executive , Panaz Holdings; Josephine McKeon , Manager, Pantiles Chambers Ltd; Francois Souyri, Company Director, PaperBlade Ltd; Roger Sumner Rivers, Managing Director,; Michael Sly, Director, Park Farm Thorney; Lee Parker , Managing Director, Parker Sourcing; David Earnshaw, Managing Director, Parkinson Harness Technology Ltd; Graham Paskett , Managing Director, Paskett Public Relations Limited; Eileen Burbidge MBE, Partner, Passion Capital; Stefan Glänzer, Co-Founder, Passion Capital; Olivia Knight, Owner, Patchwork Present; Michael Paterson, Managing Director, Paterson Wood Ltd; Paul Simpson, Director, Paul Simpson Consulting; Itamar Lesuisse, Co-Founder and CEO, Peak; John Fallon, CEO, Pearson; Paul Corcoran, Managing Director, Pennine Cycles; Saurav Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO, Perkbox & Huddlebuy; Andrew Keen, Managing Director, Permaban Ltd; Peter Mikic, Managing Director, Peter Mikic Interiors; Ayman Asfari, CEO, Petrofac; Jose Falcon, Country Manager, PharmaMar; Shadi Razak, Director, Pharos Consulting Limited; Phil Marfleet, Director, Phil Marfleet Ltd; Lyndsey James, Founder, Photocraft® Online Photography School; Stephanie Kingsland, Director, Pierreponts Café; Charlie Mullins, CEO, Pimlico Plumbers; Sandy Forster, Co-Founder and Sales Director, Pinipa; Kim Nilsson, CEO, Pivigo; Matt Harris, Owner, Planet of the Grapes Ltd; Mandy Bailey, Founder, Plant-n-grow; Graham Spencer, Executive Director, Plants for Europe; Paul Varga, Founder and CEO, Playbrush; Paul Swaddle , CEO & Co-Founder, Pocket App; Marc Vlessing, CEO, Pocket Living; Piotr Zawalich, Managing Director, Poles Apart Property Management LTD t/a EUROLETS; Guy Blaskey, Founder, Pooch & Mutt; Adam Purvis, CEO, Power of Youth; Damian Utton, Director, Pozzoni Architecture Ltd; Simon Morioka, Managing Director, PPL Consulting; Scott Rowland, Chief Executive, Precept; Preema Kohli-Verma, CEO, Preema International Limited; Greg Simpson, Founder and Managing Director, Press For Attention PR Ltd; Zoe Downey, Managing Director, Prestige Wedding Fairs Ltd; Virginia Choy, Co-Founder and COO, PretaGov; Christina Chappell, Director, Pretty Abstract; Alan Jones, CEO, Prif Gear; Kim Nilsson, CEO and Co-Founder, Pivigo; Phyllis Han, Director, Proactive Tax Management Ltd; Simon Astill, CEO, ProAnnexUs; David Richards CBE, Chairman, Prodrive; Sean Seton-Rogers, Partner, PROfounders Capital; Dr Ted Fjallman, Chief Executive Officer, Prokarium Ltd; Gregg Iceton, Managing Director, Prokarya; Nigel Lugg, Group Chairman and CEO, Prominent Europe Ltd; Joe Cohen, Founder and CEO, Property.Works; Manjit Wolstenholme, Chairman, Provident Financial plc; Mike Wells, CEO, Prudential; Dr John Beadle, Chief Executive Officer, PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd; Peter Roberts*, Executive Chairman, PureGym; Dr Oliver Hardick, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Puridify Ltd; Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner, PWC; Grev Lushington, Founder and Director, Quantock Clothing Ltd; Graham Cooke, CEO, Qubit; Karina Perdomo, Director, Quick Brown Fox; Mary Quicke, Managing Director, Quickes Traditional Limited; Neville Crawley, CEO, Quid Inc; Bob Tarzey, Director, Quocirca Ltd; Clive Longbottom, Director, Quocirca Ltd; Duncan Worth , Chairman, QV Foods; Nigel Miller , Partner, R A Miller & Son; David Richardson, Director, R C Richardson & Sons; Richard Butler , Partner, R.J. Butler & Son; Dan Sutherland, Founder, R3 Labs; Raman Sehgal, Director, Ramarketing & PR Ltd; Neil Cocker, CEO, Ramp Commerce; Baroness Rebuck DBE, Gail Rebuck, Chair, Penguin Random House UK; Anil Kumar, Chairman, Ransat Group; Luke Scheybeler, Co-Founder Rapha, and Tracksmith; Bruce Renfrew, Managing Director, Rapitypes Limited; Rajesh Agrawal, Founder & Chairman, RationalFX; Mairtin O’Riada, Founder and CIO, Ravelin Technology Ltd; Nick Lally, Co-Founder and COO, Ravelin Technology Ltd; Michael Papé , Director, Ravensden plc; Ryan Prince, Chief Executive, Real Star Living; Rebecca Coldicott, Director, Realise Agency; Rakesh Kapoor*, Chief Executive, Reckitt Benckiser plc; Rich Brady , Director, Recruit Packs; Peter Quantick, Director, Red Knight Consultancy; Manoj Nair, Founder and CEO,; Ken Anderson, CEO, Redkite Animation; Janice Hughes, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Redshift Strategy Ltd; Martin Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Redwood Technologies Group Limited; James Reed, Chairman, Reed Group; Andy Phillipps, Co-Founder Active Hotels (now; Co-Founder and Chairman, Reevoo; Andrea Reynolds, Founding Partner, Refresch; Gemma Vanson, Co-Director, REIN; Rebecca Morter, Co-Director, REIN; Adam Quinney, Partner, Reins Farm; Graham Chipchase*, CEO, Rexam; Richard Jones, Director, Richard Jones Consultancy; Christopher Murray, Managing Director, Ridgeford; Tamara Roberts , CEO, Ridgeview Estate Winery Limited; Tony O’Donnell, Chairman, Rift Technology Ltd; Sir Peter Rigby, CEO & Chairman, Rigby Group plc; Ibrahim Dogus, Managing Director, Rimad Ltd; Jan Du Plessis, Chairman, Rio Tinto; Tom Griffin, CEO, RipJar; Grant Neville, Director, Rivalogix Limited; Nick Bion, Managing Director, Robert Bion and Company Limited; Sir Simon Robey, Partner, Robey Warshaw LLP; Simon Warshaw, Partner, Robey Warshaw LLP; Philip Apostolides, Partner, Robey Warshaw LLP; Debbie Assinder, Co-Director, Rodborough Consultancy Limited; Warren East CBE, CEO, Rolls Royce; Ravi Pandey*, Managing Director, Rolta UK Ltd; Rose Heyman, Founder and Chairman, Rose Uniacke Studio; Anna Kanisius, Managing Director, Rosemead Property Investments Limited; Chanda Pandya, Brand Director, Rossana UK Ltd; Sean Dooley , Director, Row Group; Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Stephen Hester, CEO, RSA Insurance; Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive, Ryanair; Alan Clark, CEO, SABMiller; Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO, Saint Gobain; Marc Sansom, Director, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange; Duncan Young, Managing Director, Sanderson Young; Nathan Bostok, CEO, Santander UK; Shriti Vadera, Chair, Santander UK; Kate Grussing, Managing Director, Sapphire Partners; Caroline Cole, Director, Savoir Faire Accounting Ltd; Roy Williams, Managing Director, Scandef Ltd; Bronte Aurell, Founding Director, Scandinavian Kitchen; Jonas Aurell, Founding Director, Scandinavian Kitchen; James Rigby, Chief Executive Officer, SCC; Alain De Botton, Founder, School of Life; Mark Downing, Managing Director, Scorpion Automotive; Dave Austin, Managing Director, Scott Precision Wire Ltd; Ryan Jones, Director, SD Maintenance Services Ltd; Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman, SEB; Fabien Riggall, Founder and Director, Secret Cinema; Beatriz Garcia-Martinez, Managing Director, SecurelyBe; Ben Grant, Chairman, Secureseal Systems Ltd; Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner, Seedcamp; Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder and CEO, Seedrs; Victoria Jackson, Founder, SeeingSticks; Andrew Varga , Managing Director, Seetru; Cecile Reinaud, Managing Director, Séraphine; Rupert Soames OBE, CEO, Serco Group plc; David Pealing , Director, Severnprint Limited; Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot Company; Kate Tyler, Director, Shake Social; Laurence Grant, Director, Shaking Hands; Shane Record, Owner, Shane Record Paintings; Helen Doughty, Director and Co-Founder, SHD Composite Materials Ltd; Jane Shepherd, Director, Shepherd PR; Oliver Dowding, Director, Shepton Farms Ltd; Trevor Sherwen, Sherwen Engineering Ltd; Rodger Hartill, Sherwen Hoss; Charlie Allen , Managing Director, Shiner ; Flemming Ornskov, MD, CEO, Shire plc; Rupert Laing, Associate Director, Short Bread House; Cozette McCreery, Director, SIBLING; Sid Bryan, Director, SIBLING; Juergen Maier, UK CEO, Siemens; Bhavin Shah, Director, Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc; Mark Lyndon, Managing Director, Signature Marketing; Colin Passmore, Senior Partner, Simmons and Simmons LLP; Jeremy Hoyland, Managing Partner, Simmons and Simmons LLP; Sir Simon Robertson, Director, Simon Robertson Associates; Vijay Goel, Partner, Singhania & Co; Baroness Harding*, Chief Executive, Sir Charles Dunstone CVO*, Chairman & Baroness Harding*; Richard Skan, Group Managing Director, Skan Group Holdings Ltd; Christine Van Zadelhoff, Director, Skis Amis Ltd; Simon Hansford, CEO, Skyscape; Roberto Quarta*, Chair, Smith & Nephew, and Chair, WPP; Melanie Goldsmith, Co -Founder and Director, Smith & Sinclaire; Annie Penn, Creative Director, Smokin Donut; Tony Smurfit, Group Chief Executive, Smurfit Kappa Group; Michael Minch-Dixon, Co-Founder, Snact; Richard Sinclair, Chief Executive, SNO; David Wilkinson, Managing Partner, Soho Strategy; Chris Poulton, Director, Solar Associates; Neeraj Arora*, Executive Vice President and Head of International Business, Sony Entertainment Television; Jonathan Grubin, Chief Executive, SoPost; Kim von Arx, Principle Owner, Sotaki Ltd; Claire Preston, CEO, Sound Training; Vivian Chan, Co-Founder and CEO, Sparrho; Tom Green, Chief Executive, Spearhead International; Chris Chidley, CEO, Specialist People Services Group; Andrew Ford, Managing Director, Speedwell Insurance Brokers Ltd; Dylan McKee, Co-Founder, SpreeTree; Doug Squires, Managing Director, Squires Gear and Engineering Ltd; Dan Harrison, Director, Squish Supply; Richard Gillingwater CBE, Chairman, Henderson Group & SSE plc; Olivia Grant, Managing Director, St Clements; Bill Winters CBE, CEO, Standard Chartered; Sir Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life; Sabine VanderLinden, Managing Director, Startup Bootcamp InsurTech; Dan Olsson, CEO, Stena Line; Phil Donnelly, Founder and Director, Step Enterprise Ltd; Nahid Alaei , Director, StepChange Business Solutions Ltd; Vixy Rae, Creative Director, Stewart Christie & Co. Ltd; Graeme Jordan, Managing Director, STO Consulting Ltd; Ben Stone RIBA, Director, Stone + Associates - Chartered Architects; Helen Quenet , Director,; Kevin Reuter, Stonewest Ltd; Carol Lovell, Director, Stow; Vivek Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Strand of Silk Ltd; David Cutts , Managing Director, Strategy and Technology Limited; Joanna Strickland, Director, Strickland Accountancy Ltd; Charlie Fillingham, Managing Director, Strutt and Parker (Farms) Limited; Stuart Bruce, Principal, Stuart Bruce Associates; Stuart Hyde, Director, Stuart Hyde associates Ltd; Safia Qureshi, Founder and CEO, Studio D Tale; Christina Seilern, Principal Architect / Company Director, Studio Seilern Architects; Glyn Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Summit (Oxford) Limited; Rami Ranger CBE, Chairman, Sunmark Ltd; Vikkas Puri, Director, Sunrise Developers Limited; Rich Pleeth , Founder, Sup; Ian Barnett, Director, Surfanic International Ltd; Oleg Fomenko, Co-Founder and CEO, SweatCoin; Lisa Tse, Founder, Sweet Mandarin; Steven Swift, Director, SwiftSure Services Limited ; David Galbraith , Director, Swig Flasks; Brian Harrison, CEO, Swoon Editions; Taras Chaban, CEO, Sybenetix; Brian Donnelly, CEO, Synapse Information Ltd; Dr David Venables, Chief Executive Officer, Synpromics; Richard Knight, Director, Systematic Strategy; Angus Clark, CEO, T J International; Dr Paul Jonsen, Director, TalaveraScience; Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder & Chair, Tangerine & The Juice Academy; Ted Nash, Co-Founder & CEO, Tapdaq; Dr Heather McGregor CBE, CEO, Taylor Bennett; Kerri Hull, Managing Director, Teach You Ltd; Darren Padgett, Director, Team Activ; Sue Black, Director, Techmums Ltd; Nitin Dahad, Founder, Techspark Limited; Daniel Crespi, Managing Director, Telcoinabox; Ronan Dunne, CEO, Telefonica O2 UK; Alice Temperley, Creative Director, Temperley London; Sarah Bell, CEO, Tempus Energy; Justin King CBE, Vice Chairman, Terra Firma; Ranjit Thaker, Director, Thaker Acquisitions Ltd; Victor Chavez, Chief Executive, Thales UK; Andeep Mangal, Director, Thapers Chartered Accountants; Johnny Hornby, Chief Executive, The & Partnership; Philip Martin, Managing Director, The 3rd Degree; Andy Habbershaw, Director, The Action Dry Ltd; Sean Taggart , Chairman, The Albatross Group; Lucy Armstrong, CEO, The Alchemists; James Eder, Co-Founder, The Beans Group Ltd; Tom Druitt, Managing Director, The Big Lemon CIC; David Lockwood, Director, The Bike Shed Theatre; Katie Rose, Director, The Bridge Ltd; Helen Chesshire, Founder, The Brighton Spirit Company Ltd; Reiner Luyken , Director, The Brochs of Coigach Ltd; Julie Deane OBE, Founder and CEO, The Cambridge Satchel Company; Corinne Laurie, Managing Director, The Camouflage Company; David M Reed, Chief Executive Officer, The Channel Managing Agency; James Averdieck, Founder, GÜ, and The Coconut Collaborative; Martin Best, Director and Partner, The Corporate Theatre; Carolyn Dailey, Founder, The Dailey Partnership; Jarlath Watson, Managing Director, The Echlinville Distillery; Sarah Windrum, CEO, The Emerald Group; Prof David Hill, Chairman, The Environment Bank Ltd; Emma Selby, Director, The Farnham Hub Ltd; Stuart Searle, Managing Director, The First Mailing Co Ltd; Jessica Harris, Hub Manager, The Folkestone Business Hub; Stuart Lodge, Director, The Global Village; Huw Rowlands , Partner, The Grange Farm; Jay Risbridger, Director, The Green Stationery Company; Matthew Moulding, CEO, The Hut Group; Jenni Gwiazdowski, Director, The London Bike Kitchen; Bhavini Kalaria, Managing Director, The London Law Practice Ltd; Andrew Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer, The Monarch Group; Margo Marrone, Co-Founder, The Organic Pharmacy; Hilary Devey CBE, Founder, CEO and Chairman, The Pall-Ex Group; Mark Woodward, CEO, The Paper Cup Company; Mike Davies, Chairman, The Principle Healthcare Group; Rory Curnock-Cook, Managing Director and Co-Founder, The Profs; Maura Collyer, Owner, The Racehorse Pub; Louise Oldfield , Co-owner, The Reading Rooms; Samantha Thompson, Managing Director, The Ripon Spa Hotel; Baroness Rogers MBE, Owner, The River Café; Paul Vallely, Managing Director, The Rug House; Sophie Kyle, Publisher, The Skinny; Julian Temperley, Founder, The Somerset Cider Brandy Co Ltd; Sally Ford-Hutchinson, Managing Director, The Thinking Shop; Niamh Barker , Managing Director, The Travelwrap Company Limited; Richard Smith, Founder, The Wine School of Cheshire; Tim Dwelly, Director, The Workbox Penzance; Aldo Monteforte, CEO, The Floow; Angela Mathis, CEO, ThinkTank Maths Ltd; Mark Lowe, Managing Director, Third City; Thomas Purchas, CTO and Co-Founder, ThirdEye labs; Stephen Wright, Managing Director, Thorite; Samantha Mant, Director, Threesixty Services; Chris Thurling, Founder, Thurling Jones Ltd; Terry Sargeant, Chairman, ThyssenKrupp UK; Stephen Weil, Partner, TI Partners; George Bevis, Founder and CEO, TIDE; Lord Levene, Chairman, Tikehau Investment Management; Barnaby Lashbrooke, CEO, Time etc; Frankie Snobel, Director, Tipplesworth; Dr Morag McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Tissue Solutions Ltd; Ian Whiting, CEO, Titania; Allon Zloof, Director, Tom Smarte London; Mike Tomkins, Co-Founder, TopCashback; Oliver Ragg, Co-Founder, TopCashback; John Blundell, Director, ToppStoppa Ltd; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, TOTAL; Will Dean, Founder, Tough Mudder; Frank Hester OBE, Founder and CEO, TPP; Alexandre Dalyac, Co-Founder and CEO, Tractable; Taavet Hinrikus, CEO and Co-Founder, TransferWise; Ian Bloomer, Manging Director, Transport Data Interchange Ltd; David Goater, Managing Director and Owner, Trans-Tronic Ltd; Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Founder, Travelex, and Chairman of The Office Group and Doddle; Chris Hale*, Senior Partner, Travers Smith LLP; Lopo Champalimaud, Founder and CEO, Treatwell; Troo Heath-Crew, Founder and Creative Director, Tree Couture Ltd; Shelley Taylor, Founder and CEO, Trellyz; Marc Gaudart, Founder and Managing Partner, Trent Advisory Services; Charlie Osmond, Chief Tease, TRIPTEASE; Ken Wittamore, Managing Director, Triskel Marine Ltd; Terry Rosoman, Director, Trosoman Design; Bernardo Ivo Cruz, Global Managing Partner, True Bridge Consultancy Group; Matt Truman, CEO and Co-Founder, True Capital; Paul Cocker, Co-Founder, True Capital; Pete Flint, Founder, Trulia; Ishaan Malhi, Founder and CEO,; Peter Long, Supervisory Board Member & former Chief Executive, TUI Travel; Mike Bandar, Co-Founder, Turn Partners; Tallie Maughan, Creative Director, Turning Earth UK; Gabrielle Lixton, Managing Director, Turtle Tots; Ryan James, Owner, Two Fat Ladies; Sarah Woodhead, Director, Two London; Chris Puttick, Co-Founder, TwoTen; Tarja Stenvall, General Manager, UK Sanofi Ltd; Ian Parsley, Chairman, Ultonia Communications; Rakesh Sharma*, Chief Executive, Ultra Electronics Holdings; Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board, Umicore; Matthew Anderson, Vice-President, Unicorn ARC; Parita Patel, Director, Uniflora Limited; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Francis Toye, Founder and CEO, The Unilink Group; Mark Russell, Co-Founder and COO, Universal Basket; Steve Rogers, Director, Universal Gold; Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Group; David Joseph CBE, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music UK; Luis Arriaga, Managing Director, UPS UK Ltd; Carl Partridge, Director, UrbanThings; Jim Byrne, Director & Chairman, VA Technology Ltd; Abhishek Sachdev, Managing Director, Vedanta Hedging Limited; Ross Williams, Founder and CEO, Venntro Media Group; Chris West, Founder, Verbal Identity Ltd; Simon Lyons, Director, Version 22 Design LTD; Bob Partridge , European Vetinary Specialist, Vet Hospital; Victoria Larsen, Director, Victoria Larsen Consulting Ltd; Darren Joint, Managing Director, Viking Signs Ltd; Kate Unsworth, Founder and CEO, VINAYA; Peter Berry, Managing Partner, VIP Labels; Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group; Tom Mockridge, CEO, Virgin Media; Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE, CEO, Virgin Money; Glen Moreno, Chairman, Virgin Money; Jeremy Owen, Director, Vita (Europe) Ltd; Ian Taylor, CEO and President, Vitol; Veronica White, Director, VJW Consulting Limited; Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone; Wolfgang Eder, Chairman and CEO, voestalpine; Caroline Towers, Co-Founder, Voltage Sport; Arabella Preston, Co-Founder, Votary; Sir Peter Kendall , Director, W J Kendall Contracting Limited; Prof Dr Uwe Krueger, CEO, W.S. Atkins; Stefano Pessina*, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance; Josh Dugdale , Director, Wasing Leisure Ltd; Di Wastenage , Director, Wastenage Farms Limited; Steve Berry , Chairman, Waterbridge Capital Limited; James Daunt, Founder, Daunt Books; CEO, Waterstones; James Wates CBE, Chairman, Wates Group; Chris Lowe, Managing Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP; Andrew Waugh, Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Peter Ward, Co-Founder and CEO, WAYN; Ben Web, Owner, Web Thirst Limited; Andy Atkins-Krueger, CEO, Webcertain Group Ltd; Simon Wells, Creative Director, Webcine; Daniel Rajkumar, Managing Director, Web-Translations; Andy Stephenson, Founder and CEO, Weekend Box Club; John Schorah, Managing Partner, Weightmans LLP; Keith Cochrane CBE, Chief Executive, Weir Group; Paul Pitcher, Managing Director, Wellington Group; Gareth Jones , CEO and Founder, Welsh ICE; William Wemyss, Chairman, Wemyss Development Co. Ltd; David Hartley, Managing Director, Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd; Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover; Baroness Brady CBE, Vice Chair, West Ham FC; Rupert Newman , Managing Director, Westwind Oak Buildings Ltd; Jane Shepherdson, Chief Executive Officer, Whistles; Christian Hernandez Gallardo , Managing Partner, White Star Capital; Tom Malcolm Green, Director, Wick & Tallow Ltd; Clair Letton, Director, Wigwam Toys; Andrew Cook CBE, Chairman, William Cook Holdings Ltd; Simon Hunt, CEO, William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd; Clément Daudy, Managing Director, Wilmore Finance Ltd; Guido Cenciotti-Alterocca, Owner, Wine is Profit; Gareth Davis*, Chairman, Wolseley plc, William Hill plc, DS Smith; Kenneth Coney, Owner and Director, Wolsey Regulatory Services Ltd; David Angell , Director, Wordsmith Digital; Ben Stockman, Director, Wordsmith Digital; Phil Jansen, CEO, WorldPay; Sir Martin Sorrell*, CEO, WPP; John Wright, Managing Director, WrightWay Training Ltd; Stephen Murphy, Chairman, Wyevale Garden Centres; Roger Mclaughlan, CEO, Wyevale Garden Centres; Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms; Rupert Osborn, Chief Executive Officer, Xact Risk Solutions Ltd; Fred Osborn, Owner / Director, X-Pand International Freight Ltd; Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder of YO! Sushi and YOTEL; Fiona Mee-Alvares, Director, York Associates; Sophie Jewett, Managing Director, York Cocoa House; Debra Hepburn, Founding Partner, Young British Designers; Jack Parsons, CEO, Yourfeed; Rytis Vitkauskas, Founder and CEO, YPlan; Anthony Pender, Director, Yummy Pubs; Tony Goodman, CEO & Founder, Yumsh Snacks Ltd; Jimmy Attias, Founder, Yumsh Snacks Ltd; Richard Hall , Chairman, Zenith International Limited; Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO, Zoopla Property Group plc; Giles Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zopa; Peter Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer, 1060 Research; Matthew Stillman, Founder & Chief Executive, 2020 Film Group; Jayesh Jotangia, Barrister, 33 Bedford Row; Ben Drury, Founder, 7digital; Nicholas Judd, Founder & Head of Investment, 90 North Group; Baroness Brady, vice-chair, West Ham FC; Alison Brittain*, CEO, Whitbread.

* Denotes signing in a personal capacity.

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