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Property people take their place at UK’s ‘tech top table’

James Dearsley and Russell Quirk and several others join Richard Branson, Mary Portas and Stephen Fry in the annual list of those with the most clout in tech.

Nigel Lewis


A list of the most influential people in UK technology has been published and four property people are in the Top 100.

These are James Dearsley from proptech consultancy Unissu (Pictured below), Russell Quirk from PR firm Properganda (pictured, bottom), SEO consultant Lucas Zelezny (who has worked with Zoopla) and developer and Urban Splash founder Tom Bloxham.

james dearsley proptechQuirk is listed as one of the top five business leaders in the UK tech sector behind Richard Branson and the founder of Starling Bank, Anne Boden.

These four property people are in exalted company within the list including high-ranking politicians, journalists, business leaders and public figures.

These key tech influencers include Stephen Fry, Mary Portas, Monzo bank founder Tom Blomfield and Crowdcube founder Luke Lang, whose platform has helped several proptech firm gain funding.

Russell Quirk proptechThe tech influencers list is published by PR firm Tyto which only releases the top 100 but gives its clients sight of a wider list of 500 people.

Tyto says proptech people make up 6% of all the people on the full list. This includes an academic, three business leaders/entrepreneurs, three journalists and two venture capitalists.

The Tyto Tech Power list has been running since 2017 and tracks people’s fame and influence within the proptech sector by measuring their social and traditional media appearances and public speaking engagements.

Last year the Top 100 included just two names; Quirk and property journalist Graham Norwood.

James Dearsley will be speaking at this month’s Negotiator Conference. Read his recent report on the proptech sector.

November 14, 2019

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