Euan Blair grew up in Downing Street. But instead of following his father into politics, the eldest son of the former Prime Minister became a tech entrepreneur. He launched White Hat in 2016 with business partner Sophie Adelaman. Believing that university is “broken as a route for delivering the talent businesses need”, White Hat matches school leavers with apprenticeship opportunities at major employers such as Facebook and Clifford Chance. It reaches out to students from London's most deprived boroughs, offers training and coaching through its tech platform, plus an online and offline community for apprenticeships. The system works: 97 per cent of White Hat apprentices pass their qualifications (compared to an industry average of 67 per cent) and, within their jobs, 91 per cent receive a promotion or pay rise. White Hat employs 130 people.