49. Bright Green
Founder: Tom Savage
Bright Green, a green recruitment consultancy, is Tom’s fourth business. Hailed as a social enterprise ‘veteran’ at just 24 years old, the entrepreneur insists the emphasis is on making money. “Money doesn’t have to be about lining pockets,” he explains. “It gives us an opportunity to solve problems.” The business is made up of ‘a good set of people’. “We’re not just your average recruitment business – everyone here is an environmentalist,” he declares. Clearly, the formula has worked well: Bright Green’s turnover is predicted to reach around £500,000 in 2008.