Managing Director, Legend Times
Tom Chalmers is the Managing Director of Legend Times, a group of five publishing companies he has founded. He started his first company in 2005 when aged 25, Legend Press, a book publisher focused predominantly on mainstream literary and commercial fiction. Chalmers subsequently acquired Paperbooks Publishing, and later launched Legend Business, a business book publisher, followed by self-publishing and writer workshops companies, New Generation Publishing and Write-Connections, respectively. He also founded IPR License in 2012, a global rights licensing platform, which after two rounds of funding he sold in 2016, and is the founder of new content curation venture AIContexx.
He was the 2018 winner of the Global Outstanding Young Person Award in the Big Ben Awards at Westminster and has been shortlisted for UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year, UK Young Publisher of the Year, UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year, and longlisted for the Enterprising Young Brit Award. He also speaks regularly on publishing and business and is a Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust.
MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd
Life Peer & Former Chairman of Marks and Spencer
CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army
Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Director, Clore Leadership
Peer & Former Cabinet Minister