Cardiff businessman named as one of the young entrepreneurs of the year

November 24, 2011 by  

A 30 year old businessman from Cardiff has been named as one of the people on this year’s Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year list.

Luke Cornish is the brain behind Timto, a company that lets people collaborate to buy presents for birthday parties via a website. The company also allows people to raise money for charities when they buy gifts through it. Cornish commented on the win and on his company, saying:

“At Timto we have a big vision to bring together people, communities, organisations (such as Business in the Community), charities and retailers to make celebrating even more memorable… In 2012, we are going to be unveiling a Corporate Social Responsibility tool for large employers – another key service that will help Timto raise millions for charity.”

The Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs list is now in its third year and was created as an integral part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This is an initiative that helps to promote and support start-up businesses, giving talks, advice and information on a range of business issues, from finance to business card printing.

Cardiff-based Cornish joins the previous winners who are aged between 18 and 35 and whose businesses meet commercial, social and environmental targets. Social responsibility and environmental awareness are increasingly important factors not only for fledgling businesses but these are also a key part of how consumers perceive established companies, such as print companies in Cardiff.