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Entrepreneurs Panel

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


Wed, 8th Feb 2012

It’s a sad fact that as the Christmas holiday fades into memory many couples decide they’d like their marriage to become a thing of the past too. What do entrepreneurs in this position need to consider?

Wed, 8th Feb 2012

Recession or no, the city boys need to keep looking sharp. Nick Wheeler tells Stuart Anderson about banks, receivers and building a £100 million shirtmaker.

Fri, 23rd Dec 2011

The deals market took yet another spanking in 2011. EN identifies six exceptions to the rule

Fri, 16th Dec 2011

Looking to raise some cash in 2012? Then read on...

Fri, 16th Dec 2011

Who will run the empire when you’re gone – or at least sunning yourself on your private island? EN examines the best ways to protect your wealth when passing on the family firm.

Fri, 16th Dec 2011

They’ve got great businesses, great prospects and all their own teeth. EN subdues its green-eyed monster and profiles some of the UK’s brightest entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

Thu, 15th Dec 2011

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Thu, 17th Nov 2011

How can you go about ditching a rubbish member of staff without ending up in a tribunal? EN investigates

Wed, 16th Nov 2011

Own your own premises? Want to offload them? Read EN’s guide to the sale process.

Thu, 10th Nov 2011

Thinking of a private senior school for the sprogs? EN studies the landscape of independent education.

Thu, 10th Nov 2011

Being an entrepreneur is, of course, all about taking risks but carving out a business empire in some of the more “lively” parts of the world can mean putting more than your money on the line. EN investigates.

Thu, 10th Nov 2011

With the construction industry battered and bruised by the economic downturn, one company’s mixture of oldfashioned graft and forwardthinking innovation is providing a ray of sunshine amid the gloom.

Mon, 17th Oct 2011

Stephen Less owns Secrets, London’s biggest chain of table dancing bars. EN lifts the veil.

Mon, 17th Oct 2011

Mobile commerce is poised for the kind of big bang that saw internet shopping become commonplace. EN investigates.

Mon, 17th Oct 2011

All kinds of businesses regularly hold everything from internal staff conferences to educational events for clients and prospects. How should you organise the perfect conference?

Mon, 17th Oct 2011

I know nothing about HR, not a thing, not a clue,” Andy McNab tells EN. It’s a distinctly unshocking admission from the SAS man turned best-selling novelist.

Fri, 23rd Sep 2011

A court ruling six years ago combined with the credit crunch to all but kill off the traditional overdraft. In its place more and more mainstream businesses are turning to invoice finance when they need working capital.

Fri, 23rd Sep 2011

From share schemes to duvet days, today’s owner-manager can use a host of benefits to win hearts and minds among the workforce – but what should you offer? And does it actually do any good? EN investigates.

Tue, 20th Sep 2011

Moni Varma processes and supplies most of the rice sold in British supermarkets. Now, as he tells Stuart Anderson, he is branching out into ready meals and considering a stock market flotation.

Mon, 19th Sep 2011

The relationship between PR firms and many journalists has undergone a shift in recent years. What does this mean for entrepreneurs as sources and consumers of business news?

Fri, 26th Aug 2011

This year’s Equality Act and changes to grievance procedures a couple of years ago have changed the rules of the Tribunal game. Have you got the stomach for the fight?

Fri, 26th Aug 2011

From classic cars to gold bullion, investors have been looking beyond traditional asset classes to provide a decent return on their savings. How wise is this?

  • 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.