The Smith & Williamson Power 100 celebrates those who help shape policy, champion, mentor, support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the UK. Last year’s list saw names like Sir Richard Branson, Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox and JUST EAT CEO David Buttress recognized for their contribution to championing the entrepreneurial cause, 2017 sees this introduction of an entirely new cohort, who have also been nominated by their peers.

Smith & Williamson Partner and Head of Entrepreneurial services Guy Rigby commented, “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 professionalize 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.”

“I’m thrilled to be included on the 2017 S&W Power 100,” said Henry Joseph-Grant. “It came as a complete shock when I was told that I was not only being recognized 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, so 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.”

About Peace Tech and Henry Joseph-Grant

Headquartered in Belfast, Peace Tech is nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation across Northern Ireland. Two decades into the Northern Ireland peace process, peace is still very much a work in progress, with lots to be done to create cross-community cohesion, collaboration, opportunity, and prosperity. Peace Tech’s belief is that the key to scalable peace, is a scalable economy and they are bringing people together in Northern Ireland through innovation in technology and entrepreneurship, creating opportunity, boosting the economy ultimately resulting in a reduction of conflict and division. The bigger picture being that if they can provide a proven and measurable hypothesis that demonstrates to the world that peace is more profitable for governments, corporations and investors, than conflict, Northern Ireland can become an example of how solving conflict makes economic sense.

Henry is of course also a journalist with Irish Tech News. You can read his work here.

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