“Oh God. Oh God, honey. Are you kidding me?” The model and TV personality, Caprice, in her signature Californian drawl, describes EN’s suggestion that she’s faced a “tough” couple of years in business as a major understatement.
If Cameron, Clegg et al thought putting together the UK’s first coalition government in 65 years was tricky, wait until they get going on the deficit and sorting out the tangled mess that is UK business policy.
We hear a lot about what “business” thinks of Government policy – usually meaning the opinion of the salaried chief exec of some talking shop or other. EN asks real entrepreneurs what they would like to say to the new Prime Minister.
We keep being told that Britain is fastbecoming a nation of singletons, whatever they might be. So is finding Mr Right for a legion of Bridget Jones’s a licence to print money? EN inspects a firm bottom line.
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.