Howbery Park entrepreneur makes the Forbes List

The 26-year-old CEO of an innovative digital services company based at Howbery Business Park, has made the Forbes Europe ‘30 Under 30’ list. Marcus Taylor, CEO and co-founder of Venture Harbour, has been included in the 2018 edition of the list in the Media and Marketing sector.

The digital innovation studio has helped hundreds of companies grow their business online, having expanded from one employee to a globally-distributed team of more than 20 since setting up at Howbery Business Park.

Having brought together a team of passionate digital marketers, product designers and developers, Venture Harbour has built nine ventures so far, ranging from lead generation software to artificial intelligence chatbots, transforming the way over 3 million marketers and entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Leadformly, a software service that helps capture more leads, which is the company’s latest venture and its most successful to date, is now used by leading brands all over the world. Other products include Marketing Automation Insider which helps marketers find the best software.

Marcus said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised by Forbes. Venture Harbour continues to expand with each of the new ventures we build, and I’m really proud that we are now one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the UK.”

Donna Bowles, Estates Manager at Howbery Business Park, said: “We are not at all surprised to see Marcus being acknowledged by the Forbes list. We’re very proud of Marcus’s success, and also of his aim to make Venture Harbour one of the best places to work. They have made themselves a unique creative space, with standing desks and a non-corporate feel. We often see Marcus and the team playing outdoor sports on the park lawn, and it’s good to see they take time out to play as well as work hard!”