Maserati lists top 100 entrepreneur backers


Luxury car manufacturer Maserati has teamed up with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) to celebrate the champions of British business.

The rich diversity of British entrepreneurialism is the stand-out winner, with the announcement, by Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), of the Maserati 100 – a list of Britain’s business leaders doing the most to promote and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Conceived as part of the Italian car brand’s centennial celebrations last year, the Maserati List called on members of the business community to nominate the people who they felt should be acknowledged for their support of the next generation of entrepreneurs. A variety of sectors featured in the list including technology, fashion, food and drink, travel, events and sport.

Few will be surprised that Sir Richard Branson makes the final cut, having

launched Virgin StartUp – a not-for-profit company providing funds and guidance to thousands of fledgling businesses – last year.  Also on the list are Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, which promotes British artisanal values with apprenticeship schemes, and Sir Charles Dunstone: founder of The Carphone Warehouse, chairman of TalkTalk Group and chairman of The Princes’ Trust Enterprise Fellowship.

“The Maserati 100 exemplifies the economic and social value of entrepreneurs; growing the economy, creating jobs and helping the next generation do the same,” says Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

The full Maserati 100 list can be found on a dedicated website:

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A former editor-in-chief of The Rake and deputy editor of the Australian edition of GQ, Nick has had features published in titles including Esquire, The Guardian, Observer Sport Monthly and Rolling Stone Australia and is a contributing editor to Director magazine. He has interviewed celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Elle Macpherson, as well as business people including Sir Richard Branson, Charles Middleton and Nick Giles and Michael Hayman MBE.

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