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

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MFI, the brand that was once the UK's biggest seller of flatpack furniture, is being resurrected as an online retailer.

Work has now started on a new cable car scheme in East London.

Property developer Millshomes has entered administration, making it the latest victim of the collapse of the city living market.

Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) has introduced a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS).

Government ministers are calling for businesses and individuals to submit evidence on the default retirement age to feed into the review taking place next year.

Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly has said that linking Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations could improve rail congestion in the area.

A study carried out this year by the Department for Transport and Network Rail will investigate a £2bn expansion of the rail network. Improving rail services in the North is high up the agenda

  • 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.