Tom Savage: Bright Green Talent
Tom Savage, 27
Company: Bright Green Talent, Blue Ventures, Make Your Mark With A Tenner, Tiptheplanet.com
Savage was recently recognised as New Statesman Edge Upstarts Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2003 he and Alasdair Harris set up Blue Ventures, running marine conservation trips to Madagascar. It makes about £350,000 a year, has won two UN prizes, responsible travel awards and recently, an award worth £140,000. He has also set up a ‘wiki’ for submitting eco-friendly tips called Tip The Planet, launched Make Your Mark with a Tenner with Oli Barrett and sits on the board of Young Enterprise London. His latest venture, Bright Green Talent, founded with Paul Hannam, is a recruitment agency helping companies with a CSR or environmental agenda recruit and retain talented staff.