A property developer, a filmmaker and a digital marketer are among the names to have made it into Insider‘s prestigious 42 Under 42 list.
The latest instalment of the annual institution, which recognises the most promising business leaders and entrepreneurs under the age of 42 from across the North West, includes representatives from sectors as diverse as property, media, marketing, manufacturing, accountancy, retail, hospitality, healthcare, IT, and hair and beauty.
The 2016 edition features a mix of high-profile business leaders and up-and-coming names, all with time on their side to go on and achieve even more in the future.
They include: Stephen Beech of residential property developer Beech Holdings; Simon Owen of video production company Standby Productions; Nick de Sousa of restaurants Tariff & Dale and the Lead Station; Solly Solomou and Arian Kalantari of media company TheLADbible Group; Johnny Shanahan of hairdressing group BarberBarberUK; and Kelly White of digital marketing agency Red Cow Media.
Miri Thomas, Insider editorial director, said: “Unveiling the 42 Under 42 class of 2016 is a personal highlight for me. Forty-two-names join our hall of fame, which is our collection of the trailblazers, innovators and rising stars.
“It feels even more special because these people are handpicked out of dozens of nominations and it means a lot to them. I contacted each one before we went to press and the replies I received were genuinely heartfelt.”
North West Business Insider‘s 42 Under 42 list is sponsored by Kuits, Saffery Champness, and the Salford Business School at the University of Salford. It is hosted by the Lowry Hotel.
For a more in-depth version of the list, including profiles of every entry, check out the October 2016 edition of the North West Business Insider magazine.
Here is the 2016 North West Business Insider 42 Under 42 list:
SIMON POTTS (35), The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants
GEORGINA LIVESEY (40), The PJ Livesey Group
DEAN WARD (36), Evoke Creative
STEPHEN BEECH (38), Beech Holdings
JAMES HITCHEN (33), East Coast Concepts
MICHELLE ROTHWELL (29), Watch This Space
NICK DE SOUSA (40), Tariff & Dale and The Lead Station
PAUL CHEETHAM (38), Sedulo Group
SIMON OWEN (33), Standby Productions
JAMES EDEN (33), Private White VC
CHARMAINE O’CONNOR (38), PP O’Connor
DAVID LEVINE (39), Shortbite (DigitalBridge)
SOLLY SOLOMOU and ARIAN KALANTARI (both 25), The LadBible Group
NIEL BETHELL (39), High Access
SIMON NIXON (36), InstaSmile
DAVID GABBIE (35) and ARRON GABBIE (37), Beauty Bay
JAMES BLAKE (40), Hello Soda
AMANDA PITCHER (31), Powder Systems Limited (PSL)
JOHNNY SHANAHAN (37), BarberBarberUK
TIM MEARS (39), Axon
KELLY WHITE (27), Red Cow Media
STEPHEN JOHNSON (40), ROQ
KEVIN JONES (34), Shopblocks
MATTHEW FARRELL (33) and JOHN ENNIS (34), Graffiti Spirits
ROBERT WILDE (33), Volcanic
RACHEL EMSON (39), Vivid
JAMES BRAYSHAW (39), AdaptiveComms
ANDREA ZECCHINO (29), Veeno
CHRISTOPHER McLAUGHLIN (34), MIS Active Management Systems
BETH O’DONNELL (32), Fearlesss.com
CHRIS HILL (36), The New World Trading Company
STEVE BARTLETT (24) & DOMINIC MCGREGOR (23), Social Chain
ALEX RUSSELL (34), Property Alliance Group
NINA (38), ALEX (36) AND NIK WYERS (33), Floorbrite
JULIAN ROEBUCK (42), Gresham Office Furniture
SAM WHITE (41), Action365 / Pukka Insure