At Best Startup UK we track over 130,000 UK startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United Kingdom based CEO’ operating in the Personal Development space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Companies House UK, Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CEO of CENTURY Tech
Former libel barrister, Priya founded FMCG business Masala Masala in 2008 successfully launching its products into nationwide supermarket chains and independent retailers. The company’s charitable arm has provided over 1 million meals and 35,000 vaccinations to the underprivileged in India and Africa. In 2014 Priya founded CENTURY Tech, which is set to disrupt the education sector by utilising big data and data mining techniques to improve students’ learning outcomes. Priya has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Forum, an advisory board member to several educational/skills organisations, including a founding entrepreneur of Gazelle Group Colleges. Priya was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.
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About CENTURY Tech: CENTURY is the award-winning artificial intelligence teaching and learning platform for schools, colleges and universities.
Co-founder & CEO of Second Nature
Christopher Edson CEO & Founder of EU Top 50 Startup, Forbes 30 Under 30
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About Second Nature: Second Nature is a digital programme that helps people lead healthier lives
Founder & CEO of Spill App
During university, Calvin took time out to learn the equivalent of a computer science degree in just a year, funded by a job-matching site and cake delivery firm he’d founded.
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About Spill App: Spill is a startup that offers a message-based therapy app to help improve workplace well-being.
CEO of Ivy House London
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About Ivy House London: Ivy House London is a personal and professional development company that offers leadership and life skills training and coaching programs.
Founder and CEO of Yogaia
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About Yogaia: Yogaia is the first live, interactive online yoga studio in the world. With Yogaia, the studio is where you are.