Antony Chesworth: EKM Systems
Focus: Internet Service Provider
Antony Chesworth, 30
Company: EKM Systems
One in every five online shops is powered by ekmPowershop.com, the system Antony Chesworth developed in his bedroom eight years ago. In the early struggle to get customers, he racked up £25,000 of debt, but perserverance has meant he now sees 500 new clients every month, employes 35 staff and will genrerate a profit of more than £1m this year. The service is still unique in that it allows people with no computer knowlege to set up an e-commerce site easily. Plus Chesworth has recently launched new products and services to boost global expansion.