William Berry: AccommodationForStudents.com
Focus: Online property finder for students
From a germ of an idea when he was a student, Berry has established AccomodationForStudents.com as one of the most sophisticated property search sites on the internet. His speedy domination of the niche has secured 10,000 landlords for a £5 fee, effectively blocking off competition. Berry has been keeping himself busy with other interests, too – he recently sold debt advisers Thomas Charles for £12.5m and has a group turnover of £4.5m.