Mario Carrozzo

Aged 14, Mario showed a natural aptitude for enterprise while still at school, working alongside his father in the family property and catering business, he gained invaluable life skills and experience, which played an instrumental part in his later success.

Deciding to go it alone, Mario acquired and developed his first property aged 18 and he used the experience to expand his skills in planning, construction and housing, developing a wealth of contacts in the property & banking sector along the way.

Over the past 25 years Mario has continued to run a number of successful property businesses and in spite of the early 1990's recession, he has generated a self-made property portfolio worth in excess of £100m.

His instinctive ability to source an opportunity whilst adding value is fundamental, making him a true entrepreneur & property magnate.

In 2009, following another economic downturn, Mario founded Caridon Property Ltd, having identified a gap in the market to assist individuals hit by a troubled economy, using his infinite knowledge and experience as a landlord to pioneer one of the first rent guarantee schemes in London, assuring a reliable income for Landlords and a guarantor for vulnerable tenants who were struggling to find accommodation.

Caridon Property continues to thrive and is now part of the award-winning Caridon Group, a multi-million pound Property Development and Lettings Company, dedicated to serving the local communities they operate in.

A highly respected property entrepreneur, industry campaigner and dedicated family man, Mario continues to apply the same hands-on approach and determination to every project he undertakes. His passionate conviction towards social responsibility guides the vision of the Caridon Group, whilst pledging a commitment to create new opportunities and fairer housing for all.

Mario was recently crowned Entrepreneur of the Year by the Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2017.

His motto is “Always lead by example, believe in what you do and why you do it! ”.