Stephen Conway

Stephen Conway’s Loughton-based developer, Galliard Homes, is working on three developments in Birmingham, together worth £500m. Galliard, which is one of London’s largest developers, was co-founded in 1991 by Conway.

An East Ender by birth, Conway left school in 1964 aged 16 and developed his early entrepreneurial spirit through trading, working in a bank and running a market stall at weekends.