Entrepreneurs

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Martin Lewis, OBE

PGDip 1998

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, is an award-winning campaigning TV and radio presenter, newspaper columnist and author.

He is also known as the most searched for British man on the Internet.

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Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, DBE

BSc 1965

Doug and Dame Mary founded retail optics chain Specsavers in 1984. As of 2016, it has an annual turnover of £2.8 billion and over 30,000 staff in Europe and Australasia. They received Honorary Fellowships in 2005.

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Tiffany Wright

MA 2004

Tiffany is founder and director of UK and Europe's first romance-planning company The One Romance. She also has a six-part TV series on Sky called "The Proposers". She regularly writes for magazines and national newspapers, and has appeared on Fox News, BBC News, ITV, Sky and Lifetime.

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James Taylor

BSc 2004

James is the founder of SuperStars. SuperStars helps schools to raise standards through sport, drama, art and music, working with more than 80,000 children a week. James has appeared on BBC’s "The Last Millionaire", and is the face of the Welsh Assembly’s marketing campaign for Graduate Start Up Support.

George Owen MBE (BA 1978)

Chairman of Omnibus, London

Robert Hartill (BSc 1990; PhD 1994)

Computer programmer and web designer who founded the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

George Pearce (BA 2013)

Managing Director, IAMP Media.

Laura Dunn (BA 2007)

Owner, LED Media.

Mike Bampfield (BSc 1974)

Co-founder and director of Augustus Business Consulting.

Pooja Misal (MBA 2009)

Founder and Executive Director of The SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes.