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Top Influencers: 12 UK Chief Executive Officer & Founder’s To Follow in 2022

Chief Executive Officer & Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Executive Officer & Founder role. We have selected these Chief Executive Officer & Founder’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 Chief Executive Officer & Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Freddy Macnamara

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Cuvva

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Radically better insurance, fit for the future. Read more aboutCuvva on Crunchbase…

Steve Parkin

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Mayborn Group Ltd.

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Steve Parkin is CEO of Mayborn Group and under his dynamic leadership the company has enjoyed massive growth and international expansion. Mayborn’s flagship tommee tippee® brand remains the number one brand in the UK baby essentials market – but, with over 60% of sales now coming via international markets, we’re firmly established as one of the top brands in our sector worldwide. Steve’s drive, innovation and ambition – together with his passion for putting mum and baby at the heart of everything we do – are behind our unprecedented global expansion. Since we entered the lucrative US market in 2010, we’ve gone from strength to strength and we’re now in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. A keen sportsman and committed dad, Steve has an Honours Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Northumbria University. Learn more about Steve Parkin on Crunchbase…

Mayborn Group Ltd. is a manufacturer and supplier of toddler feeding products. Read more aboutMayborn Group Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Tino Nombro

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Ambergreen Internet Marketing

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Ambergreen Internet Marketing is a well-renowned digital marketing agency in the UK, creating bespoke internet marketing solutions. Read more aboutAmbergreen Internet Marketing on Crunchbase…

Alvise Recchi

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Morrow Sodali

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Chief Executive Officer and founding partner of Morrow Sodali. He is currently also partner of Global Wealth Management (GWM) and Head of Corporate Communication of Greentech Energy Systems. He has been CEO and founding shareholder of GSC Proxitalia where his responsibilities included developing the shareholder service business in Europe and Latin America, together with partner Georgeson Inc. In 2005 Georgeson and Proxitalia were bought by Computershare. He started his career in 1993 at Credit Suisse dealing with the management and the distribution of financial products. In 1994 he moved to INA Group where he dealt with corporate finance and investor relations related to the listing, private placement, acquisitions and spin off of the real estate portfolio. In 1998, he moved to Telecom Italia as Investor Relations manager but left the following year after the hostile takeover and change in management. Born in Rome, he obtained a Degree in Economics and completed his post graduate studies at Insead. Learn more about Alvise Recchi on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMorrow Sodali on Crunchbase…

Lee Evans

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Afin Technologies

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Lee Evans is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Afin Technologies Learn more about Lee Evans on Crunchbase…

Afin Technologies allows users to see businesses willing to reward customers for taking a brief questionnaire. Read more aboutAfin Technologies on Crunchbase…

Neil Logan

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Incremental Group

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Neil Logan is the chief executive officer at Incremental Group. Learn more about Neil Logan on Crunchbase…

Incremental Group provides software consultancy and analytics services to clients in oil and gas, financial services, and the public sector. Read more aboutIncremental Group on Crunchbase…

Darren Nelson

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Carnell Support Services

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Darren founded Carnell in 1992. The business was at first involved in the installation of high voltage electricity cables, diversifying into the provision of communication services for the Highways sector. Darren has led the business’ development through innovation and customer focused service. With his entrepreneurial spirit, and willingness to invest in technology he has developed a range of specialist products and services, which include the patented STONEmaster and STABLEdrain processes. The business’ commitment to Health and Safety excellence is driven by Darren’s hands on approach and passionate commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. Darren continues to be the driving force behind the Carnell brand. Learn more about Darren Nelson on Crunchbase…

Carnell provide maintenance and support services that help ensure safety and efficiency for the UK’s highway infrastructure. Read more aboutCarnell Support Services on Crunchbase…

Harvey Elliott

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ PlayStack

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Helsinki, it was great to be back!

Seeing so many #gamedevs return to #PGConnects this year was brilliant.

If you didn't catch us at the event, you can always pitch your game to us at [email protected]!

#gamedev #publishing

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Harvey is an industry leader whose 20 year career spans EA, Acclaim Entertainment and Marmalade, where he led two successful capital raises. He recently finished his 4 year tenure as Chair of the BAFTA games committee. Now CEO and Founder at PlayStack, a new and exciting games publisher. Leveraging the team’s experience in games, entertainment and finance to redefine the way in which games are funded, developed, enjoyed and shared. The objective is to actively work with the team to select the games that can be published; tailoring the funding model to support each game and identifying the creative and technical innovations that will drive game adoption, build community and deliver success. Learn more about Harvey Elliott on Crunchbase…

PlayStack is a company that helps developers in end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and technology to develop the next big game. Read more aboutPlayStack on Crunchbase…

Allan Ponniah

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Facesoft

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Allan is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a keen interest in facial reconstruction and artificial intelligence and its applications. He has a vivid entrepreneurial spirit and aspires to make Facesoft the leading company in the field. Learn more about Allan Ponniah on Crunchbase…

FaceSoft is develops databases that improve 3D facial recognition and computer-genetared facial reconstruction technologies. Read more aboutFacesoft on Crunchbase…

Anique Hassan

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Anique Studios

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Our professional, tailored web design service ensures a great design. Read more aboutAnique Studios on Crunchbase…

Rajarshi Banerjee

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Perspectum

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Rajarshi Banerjee is CEO of Perspectum, which he co-founded in 2012, and now employs over 100 people in Oxford, Singapore and San Francisco. Rajarshi has worked in the National Health Service since 2002, and trained in cardiology and internal medicine in London and Oxford. He developed the MR techniques for rapid non-invasive liver assessment in Oxford, and commercialized the method as LiverMultiScan, which is now FDA cleared and used in over 200 sites. He graduated in medicine from Oxford, and went on to complete a Masters in Public Health in London before returning to Oxford for his doctorate. Dr Banerjee continues to work as a Consultant Physician with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with research into the phenotyping of liver disease at an individual and population level in adults and children. He has many years of experience in running clinical trials and working in multidisciplinary scientific teams to develop applications for cutting-edge imaging technology and is a keen advocate of smart trial design. Learn more about Rajarshi Banerjee on Crunchbase…

Healthcare, Medical Technology, SaaS Read more aboutPerspectum on Crunchbase…

Peter Kennerley

Chief Executive Officer & Founder @ Emas Pharma

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Peter joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1987 after several years in the NHS as an anaesthetist. Since then, he has worked in senior positions for major as well as small Pharma companies, with duties ranging from drug development to medical affairs and he has brought several products to market, both as blockbusters and as niche products. Since establishing Emas, he has chaired expert panels, established drug safety processes and overseen successful regulatory procedures for a range of products from radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies to mast cell histamine release inhibitors and from glucoside inhibitors to proton pump inhibitors. He retains a determination that Emas should avoid the usual service company clichés and simply demonstrate its worth through the highest possible quality support at a competitive cost. Learn more about Peter Kennerley on Crunchbase…

Emas Pharma provides pharmaceutical and device development services worldwide and specializes in partnering with specialist pharma. Read more aboutEmas Pharma on Crunchbase…

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