Top Influencers: 16 UK Founder & MD’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

Co-Founder & MD play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Co-Founder & MD role. We have selected these Co-Founder & MD’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Co-Founder & MD’s. The list is in no particular order!

Maximilian Mayer

Co-Founder & MD @ Redi

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Mobile click & collect for food Read more aboutRedi on Crunchbase…

Dominie Moss

Founder & MD @ The Return Hub

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The Return Hub is a recruitment firm in the financial services sector. Read more aboutThe Return Hub on Crunchbase…

Tamara Sword

Founder & MD @ ThoughtLDR

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ThoughtLDR helps clients transform their ideas into real influence through insightful content, authentic PR, and inbound marketing. Read more aboutThoughtLDR on Crunchbase…

Gary McKay

Co-Founder & MD @ APPII

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Gary is the co-founder and managing director of APPII, a blockchain start up revolutionising CV verification and employee background checking. APPII was founded in early 2016 and is based in London. He has more than 20 years’ experience across many different industries including financial services, media, staffing and recruiting, and management consulting. All of his roles have centred around using his technology experience and knowledge to transform businesses and disrupt business models. Born is Scotland, Gary studied Building Surveying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, before moving to Australia for 18 years where he studied at the UNSW Business School and was awarded a Master of Business and Technology. Learn more about Gary McKay on Crunchbase…

Using blockchain technology to quickly and simply verify identities, backgrounds (such as criminal history) and career history (CV / Resume) Read more aboutAPPII on Crunchbase…

Max Roebuck

Founder & MD @ Crowder

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Max is the founder of Crowder, a London based tech start up that provides consumers with an unparalleled level of insight into their local bars & restaurants and provides venues with an online marketing and anlaytics dashboard to help streamline their operations and increase revenue. Learn more about Max Roebuck on Crunchbase…

Brick and mortar venues get critical performance insight. Consumers are shown how busy the venues are. The two are linked with advertising. Read more aboutCrowder on Crunchbase…

Mini De Silva

Founder & MD @ Interim Assistance Ltd

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Mini De Silva, founder of Interim Assistance Ltd. Mini brings more than 20 years experience of working for leading technology companies, including the senior positions of Regional Financial Controller for Computer Associates & International Financial Controller for StorageNetworks. An MBA and a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, she left corporate life and set up Interim Assistance 9 years ago to support entrepreneurial start up businesses as she felt that these types of companies need guidance and proactive help at a much higher level than provided by typical accountancy firms. Her experience and qualifications cover all aspects of managing Finance, HR and administration in organisations from small scale operations to International companies that need help with understanding cross border rules and implications of expansion into the UK and Europe. She has had significant exposure to the benefits and associated problems with implementing and managing employee share schemes and can offer help with compliance or assistance in setting up tax efficient schemes. Having personally worked in the Enterprise environment in addition to setting up her own business from scratch she understands the issues and challenges faced by both types of organisations in adhering to statutory compliance whilst trying to run a business. Mini brings all of this experience to Interim Assistance and continues to grow and develop the service offerings that the Company provides . She is also Chairman of Clark Howes Group. Learn more about Mini De Silva on Crunchbase…

Interim Assistance provides accounting and back office services to UK start ups, small businesses and Enterprise clients. Read more aboutInterim Assistance Ltd on Crunchbase…

Allan Lloyds

Founder & MD @ Product Forge

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Founder & Managing Director, Insight Arcade Ltd Learn more about Allan Lloyds on Crunchbase…

Product Forge bring together developers, creatives and entrepreneurs to build new products that solve real world problems. Read more aboutProduct Forge on Crunchbase…

Rupesh Lakhani

Founder & MD @ Ask Rupert Digital Media

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Ask Rupert Digital Media is a digital product innovation and consultancy firm that builds a digital business. Read more aboutAsk Rupert Digital Media on Crunchbase…

Lars Kroijer

Founder & MD @ AlliedCrowds

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AlliedCrowds combines technology, data, and finance to scale the sustainable development goals. Read more aboutAlliedCrowds on Crunchbase…

Mal McCallion

Founder & MD @ Growtion

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Mal McCallion is heading-up Growtion, the cost-effective, unique business consultancy focused on helping organisations maximise their growth – fast. Using an exclusive formula, successfully tested in multiple industries, it’s your growth solution. Learn more about Mal McCallion on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutGrowtion on Crunchbase…

Rhys Marc Photis

Founder & MD @ GPi

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Rhys is best known as a passionate advocate of people-driven business growth that is future proof. He is an entrepreneur and acclaimed leadership and business coach; co-founded GPi and developed the Pathfinder method to enable business leaders to unlock their business potential and find their own way. He regularly publishes articles on digitalization on LinkedIn and is a business writer for Coming from a dynamic entrepreneurial background he understood early on the ups and downs of successful family businesses. He was an intrapreneur within large organisations, setting up businesses in emerging markets and seen first-hand the dynamics of team growth as a result. Then went on to lead international internet-based projects that rolled out across over 50 countries, which inspired him to do an MBA International. He has been the founder and entrepreneur of his own businesses since 2004. Rhys is fascinated about technology and the possibilities which come with it. However, he believes we should use technology to better our lives. Furthermore, he believes the success of digitalization lies with getting the people and the organization ready to embrace change… for the better. Learn more about Rhys Marc Photis on Crunchbase…

GPi Global Performance Improvement enable your sustainable growth from the inside out by providing a unique business diagnostic tool. Read more aboutGPi on Crunchbase…

Peter Ward

Co-Founder & MD @ WeTrack

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After completing an MSc in Biology from Oxford University and turning his back on a life in academia, Peter started his professional career at a $25 billion international mutual fund based in Bermuda. Here, as well as becoming a level 1 chartered financial analyst, he learnt to design and project-manage custom built software for the finance world. Quickly he saw that, regardless of the systems functionality, the end user must always be at the heart of the system if it is to reach its full potential. After 2 years in Bermuda and London, Peter left the finance world to learn Spanish and travel around South America. Peter was involved at The London 2012 Games where he was responsible for tracking ~4000 objectives and tasks across all the departments of the Organising Committee (LOCOG) to ensure London would be ready to host the games. It was in this role that he fused the software development skills of the finance world with the complex project management requirements of the event industry to create WeTrack. Peter has directorships at CSPW Consulting and YouSoft. In his spare time he enjoys golf, cricket, solving the cryptic crossword and was a member of the British Wakeboard Team for a number of years. Learn more about Peter Ward on Crunchbase…

WeTrack provides event delivery software for major events, federations, venues and governing bodies Read more aboutWeTrack on Crunchbase…

Becca Hume

Founder & MD @ TapSOS

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TapSOS is an app for a non-verbal method of contacting the emergency services. Read more aboutTapSOS on Crunchbase…

Ivo Dimitrov

Founder & MD @ Reputize

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Reputize is a leading end-to-end Online Hotel Reputation Management platform. Read more aboutReputize on Crunchbase…

Nina Friede

Founder & MD @ FriedeModin

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Nina Friede is the founder of London-based luxury perfume house, Friedemodin. Dedicated to creating unique fragrances, she is passionate about the sublties of ingredients and treats them as elements in her search for sensual alchemy. Learn more about Nina Friede on Crunchbase…

Friedemodin is a luxury perfume house based in London. Read more aboutFriedeModin on Crunchbase…

Anish Kumar

Founder & MD @ Innovations Infinite Ltd

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Heralding the age of robotic software development. Read more aboutInnovations Infinite Ltd on Crunchbase…

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