Ian Lucas -Award winning Brighton entrepreneur and founder of Redseven, which is a hen and stag based company that arranges stag weekends for clients. Ian has won a number of awards including the 2009 Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year and the City Entrepreneur Mentor in 2008 and 2009.
Nick Hewer– Hewer is a businessman turned television personality, who spends a lot of his spare time on the coast in Brighton. His PR Company was hired by Amstrad, the people that look after the likes of Lord Alan Sugar, to represent them in 1983. He sold his PR agency in 1998. Hewer is also an aid to Alan Sugar on theApprentice, currently airing on BBC One.
Tony Bloom –Nicknamed “The Lizard” due to his supreme ability to sliver his way around a poker table. He has made most of his millions from gambling and owns his own Betting company called Star Lizard. He also owns Brighton and Hove Albion FC. After securing a 95% shareholding in the club in 2009 he invested £93 million into the development of the club’s new ground.
Andrew Green – A teacher turned entrepreneur. He enjoyed working and teaching film so much he decide to purchase Brighton Film School. Since his purchase the course can offer a more extensive range of flexible, competitively priced courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications and has generated rave reviews from local media.
Andrew Comben – Heis the current Chief Executive of the Brighton Dome theatre. The venue is one of the most up and coming exhibition centres in the south of England. They have recently just renewed their contract to house the vastly popular Brighton Festival. The work of Comben has been highly praised.
Paula Murray – The force behind the success of Creative Brighton – a company that is the creative industry leadership group for Brighton & Hove. She landed the role at this unique business thanks to her previous role as Head of Arts & Creative Industries where she helped to drive the Creative Industries development in the city in recent years.
Mike Holland -Mike Holland is a businessman, landlord and property developer with a huge presence in Brighton. He has recently put forward plans to revitalise the iconic Brighton pier. Holland said the architects said the cost of restoration would be about £25m – a figure he reportedly would fund himself. He has also appeared on the Channel 4 hit-show Secret Millionaire.
Linda Gravener – Owner of popular restaurant Brickers Restaurant – she also has plans to redevelop another building into another top-class area for dining.
Richard Heath – The brains behind successful local furniture business Richard Heath Furniture Ltd. He also does some brilliant work within the local community where he regular holds Q&A sessions with aspiring entrepreneurs.
Dennis Audley – The current leaseholder of Saltdean Lido, a Grade II-listed outdoor pool in East Sussex, which plays a big part in his huge portfolio of real estate in the Sussex area. He is currently planning to redevelop the site into prestigious apartments, if getting permission from the council. If accepted he’s bound to make a hefty return on his investment.
Paul Crowther – A very hands on businessmen, whose profitable career has seen him rise to lofty heights in the Marin world. He is the current owner of Atlantic Marine Sales and Charter Co, Atlantic Marine and Aviation Ltd – the leading supplier of a variety of boats and aeroplanes that jet in and out of Brighton.