...EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LONDON AND THE SOUTH FINALISTS
The private equity-backed UK bank provides retail and SME savings accounts, commercial and residential mortgages, and asset and invoice finance. Founded by Phillip Monks, it has operated in the UK since 2009.
Operator of 47 casual dining restaurants across the UK, serving 4.5m customers each year. Founded by four entrepreneurs and restaurant industry veterans, its first bistro opened in Wimbledon in 2007.
Founded in 2010 by Ning Li, Made.com sells designer furniture and home accessories online. By cutting out the “middle man” and allowing users to buy furniture directly from the makers, the website offers up to 70 per cent discounts.
The customer-funded wine retailer invests in independent winemakers from around the world – in return for exclusive wines at wholesale prices. Founded in 2008, Naked Wines now has a £63.4m turnover and 200 staff worldwide.
TransferWise is an international money transfer platform, using peer-to-peer technology to cut the hidden fees charged by banks and brokers. Launched three years ago, the business has now transferred over £1bn.