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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Features

Thu, 11th Aug 2011

Back in the day a decent sauna, pool and restaurant were the essentials for a corporate hotel. Now that business travel is more about work, the must-haves seem to be complimentary Wi-Fi and a good mobile signal.

Thu, 11th Aug 2011

Illegal in countries like France and Germany, the trade in Nazi memorabilia thrives in the UK and interest is on the rise. Just who’s selling this stuff? And who’s buying? And why? EN investigates.

Thu, 11th Aug 2011

Burnley is a town that has splashed the regeneration cash on a grand scale and hopes to revive itself as a manufacturing hub. Is it working?

Thu, 7th Jul 2011

Are webcasts a flash-in-the-pan marketing gimmick or a handy tool for the hard-working entrepreneur? EN turns on, logs in and finds out.

Thu, 7th Jul 2011

Your company is going great guns but you have reached saturation point in the UK. Where should you look to for your first overseas operation – across the Channel or across the pond? EN examines the relative merits and pitfalls

Thu, 7th Jul 2011

If the recession wasn’t enough to dampen the nation’s party spirit, then rumours that the Bribery Act would effectively outlaw corporate hospitality had the industry choking on its cheese and pineapple. EN looks at the business of wining and dining – and how to avoid getting your nibbles nobbled.

Thu, 7th Jul 2011

Analyst firm Gartner has predicted that by 2012 a fifth of businesses will no longer own their own IT assets. So who will own them instead? The “cloud” apparently. EN explains.

Thu, 7th Jul 2011

The record producer whose pop sound redefined the word “commercial” tells us that for him Stock, Aitken and Waterman was never about the money. Kirsty Hewitt speaks to the only Pop Idol judge to own a steam train.

Mon, 4th Jul 2011

In 2010 new admissions to AIM experienced a “dead cat bounce”. This year Daddy has taken out his spade and is digging a hole next to the back fence.

Fri, 3rd Jun 2011

Thinking of refurbishing your office? Or moving into a new shell? EN asks what you need to know about office fit-outs.

Fri, 3rd Jun 2011

Believe it or not, and despite storm clouds threatening, the market for insurance could be a lot worse. EN explains.

Thu, 2nd Jun 2011

Considering buying a business? EN presents ten things to think about beforehand

Wed, 1st Jun 2011

The chess playing ex-Dragon Richard Farleigh has eschewed the life of a Monte Carlo playboy in favour of an “almost Buddhist” existence. Andy Jowett asks him about his long, strange trip from rags to riches.

Wed, 1st Jun 2011

With the Bribery Act set to come into force in July, has the Government’s final guide to compliance allayed fears over the legislation?

Wed, 11th May 2011

Keeping the toffs from fighting with the oiky entrepreneurs after dinner is far from the only challenge involved in running a cruise line. EN examines the real Plimsoll line...

Wed, 11th May 2011

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have been hailed as providing unprecedented marketing opportunities. But they also pose unprecedented legal risks. EN investigates.

Tue, 10th May 2011

Unless you’re the entrepreneur whose product will halt the ageing process, you’ll need a pension to support you when you finally call it a day. But with tax reliefs changing almost daily, how can you make
sure you have enough to keep the Continental GT in new tyres?

Tue, 10th May 2011

Ask anyone in Britain to name an entrepreneur and the first name you are likely to hear is “Richard Branson”. So, when we found out that Lawrence Jones, founder of UKFast, was paying the Virgin boss a visit we seized our chance to ask him to bag an interview for EN.

Tue, 10th May 2011

Where would you go to book a luxury cruise? Chorley, of course. Stuart Anderson speaks to James Cole, co-founder of Cruise 118.

Fri, 8th Apr 2011

When you’re charging 30 per cent of the sale price plus a listing fee, you’d think you couldn’t fail to make money running an auction house. But are salerooms’ margins going, going, gone? EN values the real bottom line.

Fri, 8th Apr 2011

Businesses are beginning to expand and invest once again. But you can still drive a hard bargain with landlords if you’re thinking of moving to a new office. From rent-free periods to capital contributions, EN examines the deals that can – and should – be done.

Thu, 7th Apr 2011

With reliefs under scrutiny like never before and politicians blurring the lines between avoidance and evasion, what loopholes are left for entrepreneurs looking to (legitimately) keep their hard-earned cash out of the taxman’s hands? EN investigates.

  • 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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, 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.