The Grad Factor is an events-driven brand created and wholly owned by serial entrepreneur Keith Chaplin-Mabbutt, dedicated to helping enterprising individuals get funded to launch, develop and scale their own businesses. Our mission is to identify and support the new ideas and start-ups emerging all the time across the UK. To empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and business owners.

Specifically, The Grad Factor offers university students the chance to enter the UK’s biggest National televised student enterprise competition.

Meet Some Of Our Team

Keith oversees the core delivery team across the company. He supports Chelsea FC and resides in Kent. Follow him on Twitter @keithmabbs.

Keith Mabbutt

Founder & Creator
Ian is a highly experienced coaching and training professional and consults on our National events schedule, facilitating the delivery programme. He is a big fan of F1 and follows Arsenal FC.

Ian Barratt

Enterprise Programme Consultant
Charlotte has been a trusted advisor to leaders across the listed-markets, formally being ‘Head of Network’ for both a ‘Global CEO’ and ‘Managing Partner’ network for Europe’s premier peer-to-peer network.

Charlotte Argyle

Chief Mentoring Consultant
20 years experience in fund management and corporate finance, Laurence is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and an FCA Approved Person for Corporate Finance Services. Though nobody seems to know what he actually does..

Laurence Hayes

Finance Director
ACA qualified, Hannah previously worked as a Financial Controller in a £90M start-up business gaining invaluable experience in financial modelling and business planning. Her passion lies with start-ups and she runs her own business helping new companies reach success.

Hannah Yates

Business Advisor
Paul is a dedicated professional eventer and previous lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School. Having worked with some of the world’s top events companies he is a firm champion of our mission to deliver enterprise driven events that enhance employability prospects.

Paul Barton

Chief Events Consultant