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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

The Pinstripe-Trousered Philanthropist

Mike Fahy asks whether Sir Ronald Cohen's vision for social enterprise can transform society, or has he been hanging around with Gordon Brown for too long?

The pace maker

Michael Fahy meets Pace Micro founder David Hood - one of the few entrepreneurs to have made a fortune from technology manufacturing.

Vice and Verses

After making a fortune from "printing hieroglyphics between two bits of dead tree", it seems only fitting that publishing magnate Felix Dennis is pledging his fortune to a forest. Michael Fahy reports. Pics: Claire wood

Noblesse Oblige

Mike Fahy meets the leisure magnate who is tapping into a renewed sense of English gentility but can't bear the thought of his exclusive hotels being seen as stuffy. Pics: Claire Wood.

Captain Morgan

Meet the housebuilder entrepreneur who feels that fans of his beloved Liverpool FC have been getting a rum deal of late. Stuart Anderson reports. Pics: Claire Wood

Teenage Kicks

When he's not flying choopers or rallying cars, Steve Perez is involved in some form of entrepreneurial derring-do. Michael Fahy meets the thrillseeking founder of Global Brands.

  • 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.