In contrast, the UK produces entrepreneurs who are often also philosophers and thinkers, such asAnita Roddick, the founder of The Body Shop
, who set a precedent for the way corporations interact and integrate social causes in the 1980s and 1990s; the US seems to produce entrepreneurs who like to break into systems; a young university dropout who is often taken into the nursing wing of a VC group and molded into a CEO. Of course, there are always rare exceptions to the uni dropout rule, and one of our current clients, the iconic Cambridge-based Annie Brooking, who is CEO of Bactest,
a company that won last year's Telegraph SME of the Year Award,
left her Australian university during her first year to become a self-educated inventor, entrepreneur and visiting University Professor in Computer Science at Newcastle University.