Rob Williams, co-founder of one of the UK’s leading online companies Dolphin Music, died in a skiing accident yesterday evening while on holiday in the Swiss Alps. Mr Williams had been part of a group break for UK entrepreneurs in the ski resort of Verbier. He became separated from his group during very harsh weather conditions. His family and work colleagues have now been informed.
The hunt for Rob and his co-founder and life-long friend Jason Tavaria has been well documented online and involved his friends frantically attempting to use Twitter, GPS and iPhones to try and pinpoint their location. And although the technology used may well have been of some help to the search party, it is likely that Verbier’s Mountain Rescue team was far more instrumental in Jason’s rescue. Whatever the circumstance – and no doubt more details will come out in due course – tragically, Rob had become separated from his friend in harsh blizzard conditions.
Rob was one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, building an $18m turnover business in the UK, as well as encouraging young people in business.