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Entrepreneurs Panel

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


Thu, 15th Jun 2006

His plans to buy the Neverland ranch mights seem as wacko as Jacko himself, but to Simon Yates of QS discounts running a family business is as easy as 1-2-3. Stuart Anderson reports.
He claims to be “a family man with a family store” but Simon Yates’ latest plan might be taking fatherly generosity a tad too far.

Thu, 15th Jun 2006

Organising a conference requires more nerve and guild that most people think. So, what should you consider before sending out the invitations? James Graham reports
Picture the scene: It's 5pm, and tomorrow you're hosting the region's event of the year, a

Wed, 14th Jun 2006

A Manchester-based business has emerged from relative obscurity to become a market leader in just five years. Michael Fahy meets the managing director of EN’s Most Entrepreneurial Company 2006, Expansys.

Thu, 28th Jul 2005

Duncan Bannatyne has risen from relative obscurity to household name within a matter of six months. But is there more to this media whore than a desire to see himself on the small screen? Ann Summers chief exec – and guest interviewer - Jacqueline Gold tries to find the smooth edges to this rough diamond.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.