28 May 2012 by Mike
To celebrate the past six decades of the Queen's reign,
we've put together a list of the sixty most influential British
entrepreneurs, one for each year, whose businesses have shaped the
world we live in. Now, we want you to decide who's the best. We
want your vote
to find out who is the most influential entrepreneur of the last
When Queen Elizabeth II walked wide-eyed into Westminster Abbey
on 2 June 1953 to be crowned Queen of Britain, the only Apple that
people cared about grew in orchards, the web was something spiders
spun and tweeting was a pastime of birds in the sky. How times have
Now we have super brands that have risen from nowhere and
fantastic entrepreneurs pioneering all sorts of business ideas that
would have been a thing of science fiction when the Queen first
donned her crown.
So, will Sir Richard Branson's adventures with Virgin be enough
to earn him the title of Britain's most influential entrepreneur?
Maybe the likes of ASOS founder Nick Robertson impact on your life
more each day? Or does Tim Smit, the man behind the Eden Project,
deserve the accolade more for his efforts in social enterprise?
To cast your vote for the most inspirational entrepreneur of the
last 60 years, click
Once you've voted, tweet and share with everyone you know to
give your chosen entrepreneur the best chance of winning.
The winner will be announced on Friday 1 June, voting
finshes at 11am on the same day.