Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rising Businessmen in London

London is a unique and vibrant city with a great deal of opportunity for those looking to create, build and run a successful business. Not only does the city have plenty of transport links to other countries, but it also has plenty of home grown talent spanning all kinds of sectors and industries. The start-up industry has particularly proved to be fruitful for entrepreneurs from textiles to technology. Many people arrive in London without a penny in their pocket and leave having made millions.

It would be impossible to identify all of the rising stars in the United Kingdom’s booming capital, but here are five of the most prominent businessman, some that are new on the scene and others that have been making waves in their respective sectors for many years:

Nick Candy and Christian Candy are British businessmen who focus on the luxury and specialty housing markets. They attended the prestigious Epsom College and in 1995 bought their first property in Earls Court, London. They renovated the flat and swiftly moved onto another property. This business soon became fruitful enough for them to set up Candy & Candy in 1999. Recently Candy & Candy were appointed to develop a design more than 80 apartments and three retail boutiques in an establishment on the edge of Hyde Park, which is known as One Hyde Park. 

Frederick Achom is an investor and property developer who was born in Nigeria. He moved to England where he was privately educated and went on to work in various roles within the financial sector. He first achieved success when he sold his agency City Business Partners. In 2003 he founded a holding company called the Rosemont Group, which invests in consumer products as well as luxury services. He also has stakes in a number of other investments including property consulting, marketing and sales and restaurants. Achom will be launching a luxury chain of new restaurants in Los Angeles within the next year. 

Matthew Key is the chief executive of successful British telecoms company O2. His specialities lie in marketing, specifically branding and he was one of the driving forces that helped to transform the Millennium Dome in central London into The O2 Arena music venue. Key went on to continue this success and re-branded a number of other venues in and around the London area. He is also well-known for landing a highly sought after deal with iPhone which meant O2 had the handsets earlier than any other provider.

Richard Glynn is a businessman and currently works as the chief executive of well-known bookmakers Ladbrokes. He previously worked as the head of Sporting Index, a spread betting company, before moving to the most successful bookmarkers in the United Kingdom. He is currently working on a shake-up of the company and sets to earn millions if he meets his goal of doubling the brand’s share price.

Anthony Thompson launched the new high street bank Metro Bank in 2010 and now works as the chairman of the organisation. Thompson has well over 27 years within the financial industry and set up Metro Bank to be entirely customer orientated. In July of 2010, Metro Bank signed a deal with Mastercard, so it can issue the cards to clients with current accounts.


24 comments:

  1. Wow, this is an interesting list of seemingly powerful businessmen on the rise. I love the fact that success does not depend on the race , though these people are mostly Brits with the exception of Mr. Frederick Achom who was born in Nigeria, I assume he acquired a Nigerian passport. With endless perseverance , enthusiasm and the will to succeed coupled with skills, there is no doubt that one can be truly successful whenever he is. These guys are inspirations to those who want to make it in the city as intimidating as London.

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  2. This article makes for a very interesting read.I have heard the names of Nick Candy and Christian Candy among London's rising businessmen.London is indeed the city of dreams and many people including the Indian steel giant Mr.Mittal have had their dreams realized here.All should read this if they have the aspiration to do business in London.

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  3. realy london is very favourable city for business finally one more great emerging business personality is given by london that is the great Fredrich achom.
    realy london is city of dreams.

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  4. Oh wow! It's truly amazing how London being the "land of opportunity" with it continued support and giving fair chance to all plus teaming up with determine people that willing to uplift their standard of living and to venture into the business of their choice can undoubtedly gave birth to these growing numbers of the most successful man in the planet. This article open my mind to a new possibilities and it inspires me a a lot.

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  5. wow! turned out great, I just found out what exactly london. turned out to london is a city full of surprises. thanks for the info was very helpful

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  6. Very useful article for business people like me. This is very inspiring as london is one of the dream country for any business man. I am planning to start my business over there.

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  7. I didn't realise O2 was an English company, but I should have done since we have the O2 Arena! >< I would like to know about successful business people from further up North as well... ;)

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  8. These are just 5 of the many successful business personalities that are in London. Mr. Achom Who appears to be a savvy business person who knows the importance of advertising has used the vehicle of his blog to do just that. If you have a product that needs to be visible for it to succeed you will need to advertise and this blog does just that for him.

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  9. Interesting blog on 5 of the most upcoming business stars of London. Would have been better if more information about them would have been given. Inspiring article none the less.

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  10. London is definitely a place that can bring actual opportunity to people. Nick and Christian Candy, Frederick Achom and the other mentioned businessmen here are just a few of those who will be carving a very big niche in the business world, all gaining their favorable positions in London. It is so motivating to be able to read articles like these. What a great opportunity to see that hard work can actually bring forth success just as these rising businessmen are slowly striving up.

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  11. Finding an opportunity to fair in business depends upon the nation's economy, its economic policy and the genuine work with total consistency. Establishing the credibility, will help find marketing. The quality production assuring luxury should be affordable to the majority. One needs a genius head, ability to predict the marketing scenario a vision and farsight to tally the demand and suply in this galvanic changing modern trend is rel wisdom

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  12. Ideal article on the rising businessman. London is place where one can grab the good business opportunity and get succeeded. Like the many example of sucessful man has been given here in article if on have power and courage with self determination no one can stop him to get what he want just need to ahve try and keep going on!

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  14. I didn't know about half these business men in London! I've only heard of Nick candy and Christan Candy, and there are 4 other people on the list. Its great to know London is a place for new Businessmen (like me).

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  15. This is an interesting list of successful businessmen in London. I noticed though that most of the successful businessmen, be it in London or elsewhere on the globe, started off with a small idea. But with peer support and hard work, they managed to get to the top. It is inspiring in a way, to know that it doesn't matter that your idea is small. If you work hard on it, it may actually turn out to be something huge.

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  16. For what it seems, London is a great place to start a business and be successful with it. People who want that can have some kind of inspiration with all these people. If these people can improve their lives and build strong careers, other people can too. Good place!!

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  17. London seems to be a very innovative and inspiring place. Many successful business tycoons belong from there.

    Hard work + inspiration + innovation = success .

    Thanks for this amazing article.

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  18. Business leads to luxury lives and innovative thinking to expand it. London is one of the places where there are many opportunities to open a new business.Hope this stories gives a strong dedication for those who are new to business.

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  19. I think london is a very beautiful country. I never really seen it as a type of place where there are these types of businesses. I can see where there luxury lives come from.

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  20. London is 1 of the most beautiful countries in the world and top of that businesses are everywhere, with business luxury lives.

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  21. London is the best city in europe i think, so with top businesses it will become number one in the world

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  22. London has been the hub of the world trade and governance during British rule all over world. Now that rule is gone, but London has the same significance as far as business is concerned. It is a heaven for real entrepreneurs.

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  23. As an upcoming business women I find this article very interesting. the news of success business is an inspiration of people like us. A very good article. But can be given some more infomations also.

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  24. I am doing my own business and good to know about another business men story. I planned to take all these achievers as my role model and achieve some thing in my life. Thanks for sharing good article about those popular businessmen. Your article is really impressive and motivating others

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