Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Hedley Aylott is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Summit, part of the award winning Summit group of companies established in 1995.
Graduating in Engineering from Nottingham University, he trained as a professional composer in Manchester before releasing the first-ever record from a British prison in 1995. Hedley went on to establish Summit Arts, a charitable arts organisation specialising in music, drama, film and digital media that created two groundbreaking rock operas and won a BAFTA award. In 2000, Hedley was nominated for a Creative Briton award for his work in developing arts in prisons. In the same year, he co-founded Summit to better develop Summit’s creative ideas and strategy through the Internet, and to give retailers a competitive advantage online.
Insider Media listed Hedley as one of Yorkshire’s top ‘Under 42’ young entrepreneurs – the ones to watch, in 2008.
A keen polo player and founder of the White Rose Polo Club, Hedley is also a qualified pilot and water-ski instructor. He loves sailing and competes at Cowes Week and other sailing regattas.