Recently, UK’s most successful entrepreneurs have been revealed, and Victoria Beckham tops the list. Read on to learn more about UK's 100 most thriving entrepreneurs.
The fashion designer tops the list recognizing UK's 100 most thriving entrepreneurs compiled by business magazine Management Today. Fourteen other women including software entrepreneur Suzanne Marshall-Forsyth, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Cathie Paver, founder of Paver Shoes, have also made it up to the list. Beckham, formerly known as Posh Spice, has been crowned as UK's top entrepreneur of 2014 based on following:
- Number of sales
- The number of jobs she has created
- Estimated wealth overall
The former Spice Girl's business turnover of £30M in 2013 made her a strong contender for winning the top spot.
“It is her finely tuned business acumen that wins her the top spot,” said Philip Beresford, who compiled the list for Management Today.
Starting from her first shop in London's Mayfair, Beckham's fashion firm has developed from £1M turnover to £30m since its inception five years ago. The number of employees have risen from 3 to 100 in five years.
The 40-year-old trounces names including:
- Amit & Meeta Patel, founders of pharmaceutical group Auden Mckenzie
- Julian Dunkerton of clothing chain super group
- Tony Pidgley, founder of house building firm Berkeley Group
The second spot goes to Amit & Meeta Patel's business, Auden Mckenzie. Its turn over reached £52M in its latest yearly financial statement, an ascend of 373pc in the last five years. The firm has 79 employees in UK.
On the third place was Mahmud Kamani, who runs the online fashion retailer Boohoo.com, which has an £110M turn over in its latest yearly financial statement with net worth of £290M. Boohoo.com noted 746pc growth in five years.
Beckham’s net worth is £210m. She is a capable entrepreneur in the fashion business. "She's got a real business, some design talent and some business nous. She gets a lot of stick for being a celeb fashionista but I don’t think that’s fair. She has built something real out of her own celebrity which is quite a contemporary story. She deserves to be celebrated," said Andrew Saunders, the magazine's deputy editor.
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