The 25 most influential people in British business

From famous entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar to the men behind John Lewis and Soho House, these are the most powerful people in business

You’ve heard of Lord Sugar. You shop in Peter Jones’ shops. You use Sir James Dyson’s appliances and book holidays with Sir Richard Branson. You read Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, support Mike Ashley’s football team and listen to Simon Cowell’s artists.

The influence of British businesspeople isn’t to be underestimated. So take a look through the list below to see just how far-reaching and all-pervading Britons are in the multi-billion world of business…

Sir Martin Sorrell, founder of PR group WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell

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