Mark Smithson, CEO and Founder, Marks Electrical Group plc

Mark Smithson, CEO and Founder, Marks Electrical Group plc

Broadcast on: November 16
Duration: 0:35

LSEG’s Joanna Trup speaks to Mark Smithson, Marks Electrical Group plc Founder and Chief Executive Officer, to discuss the white goods company’s impressive growth and successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

Having built the business to over £80 million in revenue, Mark shares his insights in taking the company from a small oven renewal service in his Dad’s garage to becoming one the UK’s largest next-day delivery suppliers for white goods.

With further discussion around how the successful IPO has transformed Mark’s Electricals, the conversation also highlights how it overcame some of the common obstacles that other entrepreneurs may face along the way.

  • Head of Spark Live

    Jo Trup, Head of Spark Live, London Stock Exchange

    Joanna works at the London Stock Exchange, as Head of SparkLive, their webcasting platform, focusing on Issuers interaction with the investor community post results announcements, capital markets days and transaction-related announcements.Prior to joining LSEG in 2021, Joanna spent nearly 14 years at Société Générale, firstly based within DCM and M&A, in roles across London & Paris. She then spent 5 years in ECM working on capital raisings and IPO’s for UK & Northern European corporates. Joanna then moved over to look after the Corporate Access team in London for 8 years.She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with Management Studies from University College London.

  • CEO and Founder

    Mark Smithson, CEO and Founder, Marks Electrical Group plc

    Mark Smithson founded Marks Electrical in 1987, aged 21, and has overseen the growth of the company ever since. Since founding the business, Mark has built strong relationships with key manufacturers over a long period of time and continues to drive and develop the Group's strategy and daily business operations.Under Mark's leadership, the Group has developed into a fast growing online electrical retailer in the MDA market in the UK.

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