Nick D’Aloisio and Oli Barrett amongst GQ’s ‘100 most connected men’

Young Gun alumni featured in magazine’s elite guide to UK’s top networkers of 2014

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Men’s magazine GQ has today printed its guide to the country’s ‘100 most connected men’ of 2014 with Oli Barrett, member of the 2011 Young Guns, and teenage entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio, 2013 Young Gun, featured.

Created in partnership with research firm Editorial Intelligence, the guide is said to be the first, annual list of its kind to showcase the key businessmen who use social media and personal networks to “create value and understanding”.

Split into five different categories, the guide outlines those that are ‘connectors'; enablers who introduce others, ‘socialites'; renowned for their hospitality and generosity, ‘influencers'; widely admired and followed, ‘leaders'; front and centre in organisations, and ‘spiders'; part leaders and spokesmen.

The “100 connected men” span various different industries including business and tech, sports, culture, PR, media and publishing and politics.

Featured at number 46 is serial entrepreneur Barrett, renowned for his networking and socialising, listed as a ‘connector' following the success of his ‘social action' venture Cospa and his role as co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. 

Slightly further down the list, at number 52, is young multi-millionaire D’Aloisio, recognised as a ‘leader' after he secured an estimated £19m exit to Yahoo from his “news summarising” app Summly last year.

For the full list of the UK's ‘100 most connected men' of 2014, click here

Megan Dunsby

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