Belfast Telegraph

Derry businessman Henry Joseph-Grant recognised in top 25 of the UK's most influential entrepreneurs

Henry Joseph-Grant from Draperstown in Co Londonderry has been named among the top 25 of the UK's most influential entrepreneurs.

Henry, founder of Belfast-based Peace Tech, is listed in the 2017 Smith and Williamson Power 100.

The list celebrates those who support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the UK.

Last year's list saw names like Richard Branson, Karren Brady, Martha Lane-Fox and Just Eat CEO David Buttress recognised for their contribution to championing the entrepreneurial cause.

Henry helped to build Just Eat from an early startup in the UK to $2.4Bn IPO.

He then went on to work for other leading technology companies across the world and now utilises his experience to help start-ups scale and is involved in mentoring work with Seedcamp and PiLabs. He is also the founder of Peace Tech in Northern Ireland helping local entrepreneurs.

"I'm thrilled to be included on the 2017 S&W Power 100," said Mr Grant. 

"It came as a complete shock when I was told that I was not only being recognised in the Power 100, but also in the top 25 of the list, amongst an exciting group of influencers and leaders, who take an active role supporting and shaping the entire UK entrepreneurial ecosystem.

"It's an honour and I hope my inclusion helps to shine the spotlight on my country of birth - Northern Ireland and it's entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Smith & Williamson Partner Guy Rigby said: "We are delighted to include Henry Joseph-Grant in The Smith & Williamson Power 100.

"The list celebrates those who use their experience or expertise to provide vital support to help inspire, mentor, connect and professionalise the UK’s up-and-coming businesses.

"Without the likes of Henry and those listed, many brands that are household names today would simply not exist – they are critical to the wellbeing of the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

The full 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100 list is available here.

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