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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Coventry is set to be transformed into the largest ‘Gigabit City’ in the UK giving businesses access to some of the fastest communications in the world.

Tardy taxpayers are getting creative with their excuses in the hope that they won’t be fined HMRC has revealed.

Manganese Bronze Holdings, the maker of London’s black cabs, is to enter administration after failing to secure the funding it needs to survive.

A further 12 TJ Hughes stores are to close over the next few days with the loss of 585 jobs.

Shampoo to toothpaste manufacture McBride is to slash its workforce following poor results.

Underlying group pre-tax profits fell 38 per cent to £19.7m despite revenues rising 18 per cent to £700.9m.The soaring cost of raw materials was seen as the main reason.

  • 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.