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Entrepreneurs Panel

Steve Purdham
Brian Hay
Debbie Pierce
Laura Tenison
Charlie Mullins
Julie Meyer
David Pollock
Jennie Johnson
Michael Oliver
Richard O'Sullivan
Tony Caldeira
Jeremy Roberts

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Credit Suisse provides private banking services to ultra-high and high net worth individuals including the business and private interests of entrepreneurs, family offices and corporate executives. We provide our clients with expert and tailored advice and an unparalleled range of products from the world-leading industry providers.

The Co-operative Bank has the knowledge, credentials and expertise to provide a comprehensive portfolio of corporate banking services from day to day banking services through to more complex funding requirements including MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions and senior debt finance.

Bank of Scotland Private Banking offers an exceptional level of service by providing you with a dedicated point of contact through whom you can manage all your banking affairs. Establishing and maintaining the relationship with you, so we can truly understand and anticipate your needs, is at the heart of what we do.

Allied Irish Bank (GB) is a specialist business bank offering a full range of financial products and banking services to the mid-corporate market. Through a branch network, we serve the needs of many industry sectors including the professions, healthcare, childcare, hotels and leisure, environmental services, public sector and charities.

The Yorkshire Business Centre provides a comprehensive range of best value business banking services and products specifically designed to improve the financial health of our customers. With an average of 20 years experience our Business Banking Managers understand the complex financial needs of businesses, offering customers expert and tailored professional advice.

YFM Group has a proven history of adding value to growing businesses throughout the UK, via its investment and business development services.

YFM Group can invest up to £5 million in businesses looking to fund expansion, development, MBI or MBO plans. Visit our website to see how we help businesses profit from our experience.

Ultimate Finance is a dynamic, forward-thinking invoice finance provider offering a range of facilities tailored to the needs of you and your clients business.

Our service is founded on establishing a very close working relationship with you. We take time to know you and your business personally and you speak directly to our managers and directors - the people who make the decisions.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.