Two familiar faces were featured in this years prestigious Maserati 100 as founders Gareth Jones and Mandy Weston were listed in the Sunday Times’ list of promising enterprises.
In partnership with the Sunday Times, the Maserati 100 aims to recognise Britain’s innovators and highlight 100 “game-changing” entrepreneurs who are shaping the business world.
Gareth & Mandy were listed as the ‘People’s Champions’ highlighting the businesses emphasis and efforts to promote self-employment and get more people engaged with the local economy.
The official launch event took place in the Times’ headquarters overlooking the skyglow of The Shard Quarter and London Bridge. As well as an address from the editor and stakeholders, the evening featured a free bar which contributed to a diverse and productive evening of networking amongst the other businesses featured in the list.
Andrew Lynch, the Assistant Business Editor of the Sunday Times wrote: “This year, for the fifth Maserati 100 list supported by the Italian luxury motor brand, our team — comprising enterprise editor Peter Evans, Sabah Meddings, Liam Kelly and food editor Lisa Markwell — have scoured Great Britain and Northern Ireland for outstanding talent.
“They have not selected the big-name entrepreneurs who have made their exits and can sit on their laurels. Instead, their choices recognise many founders who have spent years chipping away at the coalface, constantly improving their products and services.”
Mandy Weston said the whole Town Square team were proud to be listed amongst other promising enterprises: “Since starting the business last year we’ve not really come up for air, so when we found out that we had been listed, it was a great moment to pause and take stock at just how far we have come in such a short space of time. Some of the businesses on the list are world-class and have the potential to become household names, so to be listed amongst them as People’s Champions is a real honour.
“We are really proud of what we’ve achieved with Town Square so far and are excited by the projects we will be working on through 2019 and beyond.”