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

Features

Fri, 9th Oct 2009

Putting on an event is easy. Putting on a great one that doesn’t turn out to be a damp squib or descend into a scouse wedding isn’t.

Fri, 9th Oct 2009

Many entrepreneurs plan to fund their retirement by selling their business- something one or two have come to regret recently. EN examines the cases for and against saving in a pension scheme.

Fri, 9th Oct 2009

People keep telling us that entrepreneurs looking to buy new businesses at the moment are like fat kids in the sweetshop. EN exposes the reality

Tue, 6th Oct 2009

Newspaper wholesaler Dawson News went from a thriving business to administration in the space of six months. How? EN investigates.

Tue, 6th Oct 2009

The new chairman of the NWDA comes with impeccable business credentials. Can he keep them that way?

Thu, 27th Aug 2009

The recession offers up plenty of distressed companies to would-be turnaround investors. But how many of them should just be bought a one way ticket to Zurich?

Thu, 27th Aug 2009

Workplace bullying is hard to define and even harder to stamp out. But if you don’t it just might ruin you.

Thu, 27th Aug 2009

Is the gym membership the first or last thing to go in a recession? Elizabeth Donevan asks whether the real bottom line of the gym industry needs whipping into shape.

Thu, 27th Aug 2009

Innocent Smoothies is probably the most successful “ethical” brand since the Body Shop. Co-founder Richard Reed speaks to EN about charity, saving the rainforests and taking Coca Cola’s shilling

Tue, 25th Aug 2009

The world's gone swine flu crazy. What does it mean for your business?

Tue, 25th Aug 2009

The automotive industry actually looks to be in recovery, though you wouldn't know it from its own publicity. EN investigates.

Fri, 3rd Jul 2009

Go to any corporate do in the region and chances are you'll see bald accountants with Russian stunners on their arm. The magic of numbers? We think not. EN looks at the real bottom line of the escort industry and it is unusually firm.

Fri, 3rd Jul 2009

You spent a fortune on your website. So why are your user statistics so dismal? EN investigates.

Fri, 3rd Jul 2009

There has never been a better time for the entrepreneur to contemplate divorce.

Fri, 3rd Jul 2009

What happens when a rough-and-tumble businessman enters the refined world of fine art? EN speaks to Bill Clark and finds out.

Thu, 2nd Jul 2009

Invoice finance and asset-based lending were pretty-much the only growth areas of banking last year. What’s the situation now?

Thu, 2nd Jul 2009

Is running a theme park child’s play or a financial rollercoaster ride? EN examines the real bottom line.

Wed, 1st Jul 2009

As returns on investments plummet, some surprising asset classes are beginning to take centre stage. Northern Art is one of them. EN examines the reasons.

In 1993 a medium-sized painting by the (then) young Manchester artist Liam Spencer could be had for £400. Today the price would be closer to £14,000.

Tue, 2nd Jun 2009

Business trips have been hit hard by the recession, but is there still an argument for entrepreneurs to travel in style? EN investigates.

Tue, 2nd Jun 2009

The lid is about to come down on almost 300 years of piano manufacturing in Britain. EN investigates the demise of a once-great industry.

On 31 October 2009 the last piano factory in Britain will fall silent. The fate of the Kemble and Company facility in Milton Keynes was sealed on 30 April when its parent company Yamaha announced the timetable for its closure.

Tue, 2nd Jun 2009

The lid is about to come down on almost 300 years of piano manufacturing in Britain. EN investigates the demise of a once-great industry.

Thu, 21st May 2009

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates consistently vie for the top spot in global wealth rankings.  The Stock Market crash has this year seen Buffett take second place. EN finds out how the old man keeps up.

  • 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.