17 posts categorised "Brian Henderson"

10 November 2016

UK Tech still on top

By Brian Henderson What a year it’s been. We’ve seen several noticeable achievements, including the largest tech deal by a UK corporate, a steady stream of IPOs and new companies reaching unicorn status. The UK tech sector is thriving and we should be really proud of our community. Last night...

13 October 2015

FinTech: We meet Rhydian Lewis CEO and founder of RateSetter

By Brian Henderson Rhydian Lewis is CEO and founder of RateSetter. Although the business was launched in 2010, the initial concept was dreamed up back in 2002 and amongst other things, it was the recession that helped encourage Rhydian to seize the market opportunity. RateSetter is now one of the...

29 July 2015

Hassle free: We meet Alex Delpedge and Will Herrmann from Hassle.com

By Brian Henderson Hassle.com is a free to the consumer, destination web site that puts together buyers and sellers of home based services. For our latest Fast Growth Founder's story, we interviewed Alex Depledge (CEO & Co-founder) and Will Herrmann (Finance Director) from Hassle.com to ask them about the challenges...

25 June 2015

Unicorn Companies: Can the UK rival the US?

By Brian Henderson At the end of April we held a roundtable with some of the UK’s fastest-growing start-ups and our friends at Tech City News, to discuss what could be holding British companies back from global recognition. Unicorn companies are hitting the headlines regularly and are defined as those...

22 June 2015

UK Private Business Awards – shortlist announced

By Brian Henderson In association with HSBC Private Bank and The Supper Club, we recently announced the shortlist for the fifth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists were selected from the hundreds of entries received from private businesses across the UK. The four categories we are really excited about...

13 March 2015

Advice for future founders?

By Brian Henderson There are so many challenges for founders of UK tech and media start-ups wanting to succeed in such a fiercely competitive environment. And all whilst needing more than a bit of luck along the way! It’s really hard to sum up in just one piece of advice....

17 February 2015

Fast Growth Forum 2015 - Register now

By Brian Henderson "Success is not about the quality of your ideas; it’s about the quality of your execution." I am pleased to announce that for the second year we are supporting the Fast Growth Forum in London on 24 & 25 March 2015. The event will feature another really...

16 January 2015

The dawn of the sharing economy

By Brian Henderson We recently held a roundtable at our offices with some of Britain’s top sharing economy companies, and our friends at Tech City News, to discuss the opportunities, and risks, of their business models and the future potential for the sector. With a growing number of collaborative consumption...

17 November 2014

And the winners are…

By Brian Henderson The great and the good of the UK technology industry descended on the Westminster Park Plaza on Wednesday 12 November to celebrate the UK tech awards 2014. The awards have gone from strength to strength, with a packed audience of around 700 in attendance this year. The...

06 November 2014

Trip of a lifetime: We meet Arnaud Bertrand, co-founder of HouseTrip.

By Brian Henderson Arnaud Bertrand is the co-founder of HouseTrip. After launching in January 2010, and moving from Lausanne to London in 2011, HouseTrip is now one of the fastest growing holiday rental websites in Europe. We met Arnaud to talk about the secrets behind his success and also his...

10 October 2014

Luxury Tech: We meet José Neves CEO and founder of Farfetch

By Brian Henderson José Neves is CEO and founder of Farfetch and an entrepreneur who began his career with a technology business founded whilst studying Economics at Universidad de Porto in 1994. He quickly added to his portfolio, establishing contemporary shoe brand Swear in London in 1996, followed by bstore...

08 October 2014

UK tech awards short-list celebrates another good year for UK tech

By Brian Henderson The tech sector is broad and complex in the UK but what is clear is that we continue to produce great innovations, management teams and businesses. The short-listed nominees for the UK Tech Awards 2014, sponsored by PwC, hail from all across the UK and cover a...

02 April 2014

UK Tech Awards 2014: celebrating a thriving tech sector

By Brian Henderson The tech sector in the UK is clearly performing well at the moment and while there is talk of another bubble, away from the headlines there are many really innovative companies emerging across the UK. These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements...

18 February 2014

The UK's fastest growing tech company: We meet Titus Sharpe, CEO of MVF

By Brian Henderson Global Customer Acquisition business MVF recently entered the PwC sponsored UK Tech awards which aim to shine a light on the stars of the UK technology industry. They were also ranked number one in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and were recognised as the fastest growth...

16 December 2013

Tech City or Tech Britain? Tech City and Tech Britain?

By Brian Henderson This was the key question in a recent round table which we sponsored with Tech City News, but is also a talking point amongst my clients and contacts. Does it actually matter as long as the UK is in the spotlight and we are celebrating the successes...

24 October 2013

Celebrating an exciting year for the UK tech sector

By Brian Henderson This year the techMARK awards was given a reboot to reflect the UK technology industry as it is today, by creating the UK Tech Awards. At last week's nominations panel meeting, chaired by our UK tech leader Jass Sarai, the competition was fierce. In deciding the short-list,...

18 July 2013

From Nation of shopkeepers to Nation of web entrepreneurs?

By Brian Henderson In my role, I speak to a lot of people who are passionate about working with entrepreneurs, but have been really impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit shown by two members of my team - one who left us last year to start his own business and another...