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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Hide and seek

Wealthy tax dodgers who own properties overseas are being targeted in a new scheme launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The body has put together a 200-strong team of investigators and specialists to identify rich people who are evading their taxes.

HMRC has used sophisticated data mining techniques to identify those who own property overseas and, using risk assessment tools, it will highlight those who do not appear legitimately to be able to afford the property, as well as those not declaring their income and gains.

  • 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.