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 Textiles 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.
CEO of Heist Studios
Toby Darbyshire started his career at management consulting firm Bain & Company, later moving on to co-found home energy provider Engensa, with the aim of delivering solar panels to the masses. After exiting Engensa to Chinese renewables company Hanergy, which later licensed Engensa to IKEA as part of their in-store solar offering, Toby was looking for other consumer sectors in need of disruption, and co-founded Heist in 2015.
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About Heist Studios: Heist Studios is an online bodywear brand that manufactures tights for women.
CEO & Founder of Kniterate
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About Kniterate: Kniterate is an affordable and compact digital knitting machine for your workshop.
Co-Founder & CEO of SupplyCompass
Gus Bartholomew is the Co-Founder and CEO of Supplycompass.
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About SupplyCompass: Empowering fashion brands and manufacturers to produce better, together.
CEO and Founder of TamiCare
Tamar Giloh is the CEO and Founder of Tamicare.
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About TamiCare: Tamicare is an R&D, innovation and engineering company specializing in the field of textile and nonwoven materials.
Founder & CEO of Sansible Wearables
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About Sansible Wearables: Sansible Wearables creates wearable technology for rugby players called LiveSkin, for better sports performance.