Top 50 influencers in ecommerce and shipping
Welcome to the top 50 influencers in the UK covering ecommerce, shipping and delivery. These experts and commentators are the people that most industry professionals follow and listen to online. For the full methodology behind this data skip to the end of the post.
The profile text is taken from each person’s Twitter bio.
If you spot any errors or missing details please email us and let us know.
1 Mark Pigou
Co-Founder Internet Retailing Magazine, eDelivery Magazine, Entrepreneur. Dad. Keeps busy with @etail, @edeliverynet, @tamebay
2 Andrew Busby
Retail Analyst, Writer & Keynote Speaker | Contributor @Forbes | Founder @RetailReflect | @IBM Futurist | Top 20 Retail Influencer | Contributor @RetailWeek
Website: retail-reflections.co.uk | Twitter: @andrewbusby | Linkedin: Profile
3 Ian Jindal
eCommerce and Multichannel Retail. Consultant, publisher, speaker, NED. http://InternetRetailing.net @etail @retailx @edeliverynet @tamebay
Website: ianjindal.com | Twitter: @ianjindal | Linkedin: Profile
4 George MacDonald
Executive Editor of Retail Week and Harringay enthusiast. Most tweets will be about retail but this is a personal feed so all views my own etc etc.
Website: | Twitter: @GeorgeMacD | Linkedin: Profile
5 Chris Brook-Carter
Managing director of Retail Week and World Retail Congress. Always on the side of retail and passionate about its ability to do good. Posts are all my own
Website: retail-week.com | Twitter: @CBC90 | Linkedin: Profile
6 Ruth Waring FCILT
Multi award-winning Transport Consultant. Founder of Women in Logistics UK, member of #theLogistics100 top influencers & SilkThread compliance web app CoCreator
Website: labyrinthsolutions.co.uk | Twitter: @RuthWaring | Linkedin: Profile
7 John Ryan
John Ryan is a retail specialist and journalist
Website: newstores.co.uk | Twitter: @newstores | Linkedin: Profile
8 Priyanka Asera
Head of #Retail, @eyefortransport & run the @d3summit in NYC! Talk to me about #omnichannel #supplychain or spicy Mexican food!
Website: d3summit.com | Twitter: @PriyankaAsera | Linkedin: Profile
9 Gemma Goldfingle
Features editor of Retail Week and freelance business journalist. Professional cynic/Geordie.
Website: | Twitter: @gemmagoldfingle | Linkedin: Profile
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10 Mary Portas
It’s time we made this happen. No more excuses. No more acceptance. We can and we will do this. Join me in helping us all #WorkLikeaWoman
Website: worklikeawoman.co.uk | Twitter: @maryportas | Linkedin: Profile
11 Dan Barker
I'm a big fan of ecommerce, emarketing, ebusiness, & selected other words beginning with e.
Website: barker.co.uk | Twitter: @danbarker | Linkedin: Profile
12 Nicola Harrison
Retail Week head of creative insights. Northerner living the Tottenham dream
Website: retail-week.com | Twitter: @NicolaRHarrison | Linkedin: Profile
13 Nick Bubb
The legendary Retail Guru and author of The Daily Retailer. Also cricket lover, racing tipster, bookworm, gardener, weather expert and avid newspaper reader!
Website: | Twitter: @NickBubb1 | Linkedin: Profile
14 Lawrence Jones MBE
Entrepreneur | CEO @UKFast, @UKFastSpace & @Secarma | Owner of @FarinetVerbier | MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS PODCAST: http://apple.co/2JEoSsE | DBA #CEO #speaker
Website: lawrencejones.co.uk | Twitter: @Lawrence_Jones | Linkedin: Profile
15 Jennifer Creevy
Content Director at Retail Week. All views expressed are my own.
Website: | Twitter: @JenniferCreevy | Linkedin: Profile
16 Laura Hare
Marketer, History Enthusiast, Geordie and all round chatterbox enjoyably living my life aided by red lipstick, lots of yoga and great chat.
Website: | Twitter: @Laura_Hare_ | Linkedin: Profile
17 Graham Soult
Retail consultant, high street champion and @PlaceManagement Fellow. #Retail insight and #digital marketing at @CannyInsights; online promotion via @CannySites
Website: cannyinsights.com | Twitter: @soult | Linkedin: Profile
18 Natalie Berg
Retail analyst & founder @nbkretail. Tweeting about global retail trends through an Anglo-American lens 'Amazon’ out in 2019 https://amzn.to/2RPs1K0
Website: nbkretail.com | Twitter: @Natalie_Berg | Linkedin: Profile
19 Glynn Davis
Business Writer - covering the retail industry along with pubs, beer and restaurants. Founder of http://Retailinsider.com and http://www.Beerinsider.com
Website: retailinsider.com | Twitter: @GlynnDavis | Linkedin: Profile
20 Richard Wilding OBE
Supply Chain & Logistics Expert | Professor at Cranfield, U.K. | Consultant | Author | Speaker | OBE for service to business | #supplychain | #logistics |
Website: richardwilding.info | Twitter: @SupplyChainProf | Linkedin: Profile
21 Ben Sillitoe
Freelance business editor/journalist/copywriter, specialising in retail & tech. Founding ed @EssRetail & @retailgazette. Tweets: retail/tech/travel/LFC/running
Website: | Twitter: @BSillitoe | Linkedin: Profile
22 Charlie McBroom
Presenter of @SellerHubTV - Co-Founder of http://FittedCommerce.com - Leading Ecommerce Expert & Advisor. Former Product Manager of @Linnworks #Ecommerce
Website: sellerhub.tv | Twitter: @McEcommerce | Linkedin: Profile
23 Chloe Rigby
Business journalist, ecommerce/multichannel specialist. Editor, http://Internetretailing.net. All views my own. @etail
Website: internetretailing.net | Twitter: @Chloe_Rigby | Linkedin: Profile
24 Miya Knights
Twittering Head of Industry Insight at @WeAreEagleEye & @RetailTechUK Publisher
Website: | Twitter: @mazzaknights | Linkedin: Profile
25 Martin Newman
Chairman, Practicology, Advisory Board Member, Yext, Afterpay. Author of "100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience" buy here https://goo.gl/PYiyUs
Website: Practicology.com | Twitter: @martinnewman | Linkedin: Profile
26 Neil Ashworth
Retailer, Logistician, Seasider. All views my own etc etc
Website: collectplus.co.uk | Twitter: @ashworn | Linkedin: Profile
27 Laura Heywood
Commercial editor at Retail Week, interested in all things retail especially property, tech, supply chain, multichannel & innovation.
Website: retail-week.com | Twitter: @LauraH_RW | Linkedin: Profile
28 Claire Prance (Muir)
Fashion, beauty and consumer products global retail and eCommerce logistics. Commercial Director @SEKO_Logistics
Website: sekologistics.com | Twitter: @ClaireMuir | Linkedin: Profile
29 Martin Shaw
Lover of technology, research, ecommerce, and the Oxford comma. Head of Research @RetailX & @etail
Website: | Twitter: @etail_martin | Linkedin: Profile
30 Chris Dawson
"Editor and cofounder of http://www/TameBay.Com Full time eBay seller"
Website: tamebay.com | Twitter: @cidawson | Linkedin: Profile
31 Alex Mortimer MSc CSCM
Commercial Director @supplychainacad | #AwardWinning #SupplyChain #Business & #Organisational #Development | #Disruptive #Technologies |
Website: supplychainacademy.org.uk | Twitter: @thealexmortimer | Linkedin: Profile
32 Mike Butcher
(MBE) Editor-at-large @TechCrunch + @TechForUK @ThePathfounder @Techfugees @Tech_Vets @TechHub @Coadec @TheEuropas Insta: mikebutcher Telegram: mike_butcher
Website: mbites.com/contact | Twitter: @mikebutcher | Linkedin: Profile
33 Maureen Hinton
Retail analyst - UK, global, all views expressed are my own
Website: globaldata.com | Twitter: @maureen_retail | Linkedin: Profile
34 Paul McCorquodale
"COO | CTO | Founder & CEO | Helping Businesses Develop Strategy | Empowering High Performance teams | e-commerce | telecoms | FoodTech | Tech disrupter"
Website: | Twitter: @paul_MccQ | Linkedin: Profile
35 Mike Bainbridge
Digital innovation at @awscloud, speaker, writer, prolific reader and full of ideas. I help companies innovate and transform using cloud. Views are my own.
Website: thehostinginsider.net | Twitter: @DgtlMike | Linkedin: Profile
36 Bryan Roberts
Insights director at tcc global. Personal tweets about shops, Haribo, burgers & football.
Website: tccglobal.com | Twitter: @BryanRoberts72 | Linkedin: Profile
37 Rebecca Thomson
Head of commercial content at Drapers, covering technology, digital, innovation and supply chain in UK fashion
Website: | Twitter: @Rebeccathomson_ | Linkedin: Profile
38 Tom Enright
@Gartner #Retail Supply Chain Research Director. I tweet about my latest research and anything new happening in global Retail
Website: | Twitter: @TomFromGartner | Linkedin: Profile
39 Clive Flucker
Qualified to instruct on the complete range of fork lift trucks, loading shovels, lorry loaders, mobile platform & agricultural machines. http://aftt.co.uk
Website: aftt.co.uk | Twitter: @CliveFlucker | Linkedin: Profile
40 Chris Hoskin
Regional Director of Marketing, EMEA @Narvarinc Trying to do things that matter for people who care #loyaltybeyondreason #ecommerce #postpurchase
Website: | Twitter: @chrishoskin | Linkedin: Profile
41 Graham Charlton
Editor in Chief at SaleCycle. Covering ecommerce and related topics. Which is quite a lot.
Website: blog.salecycle.com | Twitter: @gcharlton | Linkedin: Profile
42 James Gurd
Owner of Digital Juggler, Ecommerce + Digital Marketing consultancy & co-host of #EcomChat weekly ecommerce discussion on Monday. Please join in!
Website: digitaljuggler.com | Twitter: @JamesGurd | Linkedin: Profile
43 Rob Gregory
Respected and experienced analyst on global retail. A Research Director for leading international retail research firm. Specialise in global and future trends.
Website: | Twitter: @RobGregOnRetail | Linkedin: Profile
44 Richard Wishart
Enterprise Architect - Implementing disruptive business models. tracking technologies - barcodes, QR codes, active and passive RFID, WSN and RTLS
Website: del-mgt.com | Twitter: @Richard_Wishart | Linkedin: Profile
45 James Hayes
Director of Business Development | Parcelhub, part of Whistl Group #ecommerce #parcel #delivery kids, incredible wife, loving life!
Website: | Twitter: @ParcelJames | Linkedin: Profile
46 Liz Morrell
Freelance retail & business journalist/ content creator, research editor for @etail and camping and cycling writer. Shopaholic, chocaholic and wordaholic!
Website: lizmorrell.wordpress.com | Twitter: @LizMorrell | Linkedin: Profile
47 Steve Dresser
Former retailer - now insight provider for execs worldwide. 'The man Supermarket CEO's turn to' (BBC). Charity trustee for a nursery (kids, not plants).
Website: groceryinsight.com | Twitter: @dresserman | Linkedin: Profile
48 Chloe Thomas
I help eCommerce biz get more customers. Speaker, Author, Consultant, Host @eComMasterPlan #podcast http://bit.ly/1KS8XBo Book http://CustomerPersuasion.co.uk
Website: eCommerceMasterPlan.com | Twitter: @chloethomasecom | Linkedin: Profile
49 Tom Jones
#B2BMarketing #bizdev consultant at @RetailWeek Contributor @NPLHmag Fan of THFC, WRU & live music.
Website: retail-week.com | Twitter: @JonesTP | Linkedin: Profile
50 Chris Druce
Group news editor of Commercial Motor & Motor Transport and a business news junkie (http://Motortransport.co.uk)
Website: commercialmotor.com | Twitter: @RTM_ChrisDruce | Linkedin: Profile
About this data (Methodology)
Over a couple of months we built a sample list of 1000 high profile industry professionals active and working in the e-commerce and delivery space.
From that sample list, we ran it through our custom research code and statistical tools to find out who are the people, publishers, and companies that most of these industry professionals follow and listen to.
This list is then ranked according to how many of the 1000 follow them.
The tens of thousands of results were then filtered down to the top 50 individuals and researched for additional profile data. This document also contains 15 additional influencers who just missed making the top 50.
Sources: The data is based on Twitter research and of course not all influential people are on social media (but most of them are).
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