Nathan Bowles


During his time at Biffa, Nathan found himself constantly frustrated with the lack of outsource businesses who could deliver complex, full turnkey labour solutions. Noticing a gap in the market, Nathan founded Smart Solutions in 2007.

During the past 8 years Nathan has overseen the exponential growth of the business that now provides a vast array of people focused business services across numerous sectors throughout the UK, turning over more than £90m in the past 12 months and employing over 5,000 people every week.

Embodying the spirit he encourages in Smart Solutions he has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial efforts from the likes of the Chamber of Commerce & Ernst and Young, as well as ensuring the business remains in the 50 fastest growing businesses in Wales for the past 5 years.  This sees Smart Solutions listed as position 25 Investec’s Mid-Market 100 ranking of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, one of only two companies based in Wales.

People power fact:

Nathan has constantly innovated business processes & technology to meet the changing requirements of clients