In association with Julius Baer

Tough choices and worthy winners in a dazzling field

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer reveals the regional and overall winners of a competition that attracted entries from every business sector and every corner of the UK — and gave the judging panel a fiendishly difficult set of choices

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

Piedmontese cows are used by Avocet to produce methane for fuel, and meat for food

2018 finalists lunch – Scotland and Northern Ireland

5 October 2018 12:35 pm

In days past, Scotland and Northern Ireland were shipbuilding titans, with Glasgow overseeing the launch of cruise liners like the…

Children playing Warwick Music plastic instruments

2018 finalists lunch – Midlands

3 October 2018 11:43 am

Today we’re in the baronial setting of Hampton Manor Hotel in Warwickshire — a long iron shot from Birmingham Airport,…

Touchlight Genetics has the capability to make DNA products ‘ten times cheaper and ten times faster’

2018 finalists lunch – London and The South

27 September 2018 2:42 pm

This week we gathered in the elegant dining room of our sponsor, the private bank Julius Baer, to meet the…

2018 finalists – The North East

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  rradar has established a vast online resource for clients seeking legal advice, a database for risk management, and the…

2018 finalists – Scotland and Northern Ireland

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Amiqus ID is an encrypted online system for client-onboarding and transaction checks, with the intention of tackling cyber risk…

2018 finalists – The North West and Wales

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  AMPLYFI has created DataVoyant, which it claims is ‘the most advanced business intelligence and research tool in the world’.…

2018 finalists – The Midlands

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Black Pear’s principle activity is software research and development in the healthcare sector. Its greatest innovation has been the…

2018 finalists – London and The South

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Carwow is a comparison website that aims to facilitate car sales in the smoothest way possible.   Echo is…

A nation of original thinkers

11 August 2018 9:00 am

What does the range of entries for the Economic Disruptor of the Year Award tell us about British entrepreneurial talent?

Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018 – the regional finalists

12 July 2018 3:21 pm

We are delighted to announce the finalists, region by region, for The Spectator Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards sponsored…

Patience has its rewards

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In the last of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer talks to serial entrepreneur and investor Luke Johnson, who also chairs StartUp Britain, a national campaign in support of entrepreneurship.

The path to growth — and the exit

23 June 2018 9:00 am

In the third of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer asks how successful start-ups attract capital for growth — and how founders can enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Entrepreneurship is a way of life

2 June 2018 9:00 am

In the second of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, serial brand-builder and start-up investor, James Espey, talks to Martin Vander Weyer about his philosophy of life and business.

Smart advice for entrepreneurs

12 May 2018 9:00 am

In the first of a series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Tracey Reddings and Julian Cooper of Julius Baer International in London talk to Martin Vander Weyer about the advice every business-builder needs.

Announcing the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Human progress has depended on economic disruptors since long before the advent of the internet. The internal combustion engine was…