Shortly after opening her first stand-alone store, in London, Victoria Beckham has been crowned most successful entrepreneur in the UK by British business magazine, Management Today. The magazine uses data from government agency Companies House and ranks winners based on turnover growth, job creation and overall wealth in the past five years. During that time Beckham’s business has increased turnover from £1 million to £30 million and from three staff to 100.
“It is her finely tuned business acumen that wins her the top spot,” said Philip Beresford, who compiled the Management Today list and also compiles the UK’s Sunday Times Rich List. “Victoria Beckham, who is worth £210 milion, has become a “supremely talented entrepreneur in the fashion business.”
The Spice Girl turned designer beat a pharmaceutical business, clothing chain and building firm to the top spot. Her closest rival Amit and Meeta Patel’s pharmaceutical company Auden Mckenzie, turned over £52 million and employs 79 staff. In third was Mahmud Kamani, creator of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com.