North West Business Insider, the region’s leading business publication, has this week announced its prestigious 42 Under 42 list, which recognises younger business leaders that have already made a big impression across the North West. The latest instalment of the annual institution includes our CEO, Shaun Gibson, alongside an impressive list of representatives from sectors as diverse as property, media, marketing, manufacturing, accountancy, retail, hospitality, IT and hair and beauty.
Insider established the 42 under 42 more than 30 years ago, and in that time, has inducted many entrepreneurs who have gone on to become some of the region’s senior business leaders.
Once you have been invited in to the ‘42s’, you are in for life, and throughout the year, this business alumni are regularly asked for their advice, insight and expertise. They will also be invited to dinners, round tables, and other notable events.
Miri Thomas, Insider editorial director, said: “Unveiling the 42 Under 42 class of 2022 is a personal highlight for me. Forty-two-names join our hall of fame, which is our collection of the trailblazers, innovators and rising stars. It feels even more special because these people are handpicked out of dozens of nominations and it means a lot to them. I contacted each one before we went to press and the replies I received were genuinely heartfelt.”
Already a seasoned entrepreneur, Shaun's impact on the North West stretches beyond Telcom, having previously co-founded Manchester's first tech co-working space in 2012, following his work to promote the North West and wider UK's startup ecosystem under the Tech Britain social enterprise he also co-founded.
“It’s a massive honour to be a part of North West Business Insider’s 42 Under 42. Recognition of any sort is always great to receive, but to be a named on such a prestigious list alongside so many incredible entrepreneurs is something I’m really proud of.” Shaun Gibson