Daniel Lowe: UKSolutions
Focus: IT data storage and consultancy
Daniel Lowe, 31
When Daniel Lowe first started presenting to large companies in his late teens, he struggled to be taken seriously – to the extent that it was often easier for him to pretend to be an employee rather than the managing director. However, that’s not a problem he has anymore, with UKSolutions now turning over more than £4m. The company specialises in hosting premier data for clients of all sizes, which is stored in a unit that makes Fort Knox look low security. His business weathered the recession admirably, growing by 34% last year, and his 200-plus clients include Aston Martin, the Co-op and Visit Britain.