UK’s brightest entrepreneurs aged 35 and under revealed

10th annual Young Guns boast average turnover of £7.1m

Growing Business is celebrating the talents of 45 young entrepreneurs who have been named as the Young Guns of 2012.

With an average age of 31, the entrepreneurs behind 30 inspiring companies were awarded the title at an awards ceremony held at London’s Kensington Roof Gardens.

The 2012 Young Guns mark the 10th year of the successful awards and join a long list of previously recognised young entrepreneurs including Richard Reed of Innocent Drinks and Thea Green of Nails Inc.

The CEOs, managing directors and co-founders far exceeded the entry requirements of £1m turnover and/or £250,000 worth of funding, boasting an average turnover of £7.1m and £4m worth of investment.

Attended by over 50 successful entrepreneurs, the ceremony also saw Matt ‘Mills’ Miller and John Sinclair of ustwo awarded the overall title of haysmacintyre Top Gun, while alumnus Mayank Patel OBE of Currencies Direct was named Farrer & Co’s Golden Gun.

Recognised for their disruptive companies and impressive growth, the entrepreneurs aged 35 and under represent a variety of sectors across eight different counties, ranging from money transfer services to fertility boosting product creators.

Crimson Publishing’s editorial director, Ian Wallis is pleased to reveal such a diverse group of Young Guns for 2012: “The quality, diversity and uniqueness of entrepreneurial companies bursting through in the UK never ceases to astound.

“Starting and growing a fast-growth company is highly risky, exciting and most of all, damned hard work. Despite that and the backdrop of a tough economic climate, there’s no shortage of good entrepreneurs finding gaps in sizeable markets. This list celebrates entrepreneurial endeavour in glorious Technicolor.”

View the full list of 2012 Young Guns and their profiles here

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