“An entrepreneur has to have the self-belief they know what they're doing, whilst managing an enterprise where between morning to evening anything could happen that can shift your plan”
Tevin Tobun CEO
Business leader, Tech entrepreneur and Philanthropist. These are some of the words that have been used to describe CEO Tevin Tobun and how he made a life changing decision to take the unconventional route to becoming a successful self-made entrepreneur. Founding the award-winning multi-sector company GV Group, ROUTD Technologies as well as his charitable Foundation for the advancement of education and career opportunity.
A Desire to Win
Tobun graduated from Middlesex University London with a degree in Health Studies. He then launched a design and build business, which was to focus on space reconfiguration of schools and educational institutions and set about to secure future funding to launch his initial business.
After relentless pitches and failed funding attempts, He finally secured investment and won the bid for his business at a young age.
Tobun continued on his personal journey to grow his business with innovation and new ideas. It is with this in mind, that he founded another division of the business, a food transport and logistics business that focused on last mile delivery aiming to increase efficiency and reduce emission. GV Group was born, making deliveries across the education, social, healthcare, business, retail & industry sectors. A true entrepreneur, he identified a gap in the market by making food distribution more efficient around London by using smaller vans for different deliveries as opposed to the larger standard HGV’s, which in turn now deliver meals to over 10 million schools across the UK.
Two decades on, University of Cambridge Business School Alumni Tobun, has turned GV Group into one of the UK’s leading independently owned B2B last mile food logistics specialists’ companies, employing over 500 people. Working with some of the largest and most successful food companies in the UK.
Recently, Tobun has founded ROUTD a software technology, purpose built tech platform that modernises and revolutionises how the “last mile” is serviced. ROUTD gives businesses complete transparency through a trackable, auditable, interface to ensure safe delivery, efficiency and guaranteed sustainability at the customer end. Having worked in last mile logistics for over two decades, GV Group & ROUTD Founder Tobun truly understands the challenges and demands of their customers and is delighted after many years in development Tobun can offer an efficient digital platform to meet the needs of his customers looking for a comprehensive,
reliable delivery solution.
Using Artificial Intelligence to analyse, extract and track all facets of the delivery process, Tobun has already made significant innovations and will continue to trailblaze within the logistics B2B industry in the future.
Resulting in yet another one of GV Group’s success stories, alongside its global footprint in the UK, South America and Africa, delivering over 24 million goods valued over £300 million.
Lifetime Patron at Springboard
Chair of NGO Inspirational You
Board member Middlesex University
Council member at Open University
2017 Institute of Director Award: Winner of the Director of the Year Award for London and South East 2017
2019 EMpower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Role Model
2019 Powerlist Award Winner: Listed as one of the top 100 most influential Black Executives in the UK
2020 EMpower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Role Model
2020 Powerlist Award Winner: Listed as one of the top 100 most influential Black Executives in the UK
2021 Powerlist Award Winner: Listed as one of the top 100 most influential Black Executives in the UK
2021 LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 'Ones to Watch'
2022 Powerlist Award Winner: Listed as one of the top 100 most influential Black Executives in the UK