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Mark Roy - Turned £25,000 into £17m turnover The REaD Group

Name: Mark Roy Nationality: British Companies run: The REaD Group Mark set up The REaD Group in 1991 with just £25,000 of personal funds. His vision, dogged determination and entreprenuerial spirit have held strong throughout and continue eighteen years after inception to play a major part in the overall culture and ethos of the Group. Extremely influential within the direct marketing industry, Mark is Chair of the Direct Marketing Association's Environmental and Best Practice Groups, is a long-standing member of the Data Council and last year was ranked 5th in Marketing Direct's 'Power 100'. His no-nonsense, common sense approach to business has let the Group to being included inThe Sunday Times 'Fast-Track 100' and being identified last year as being the eighth-fastest growing business in the South East.

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