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

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UK cities are being urged to come up with bold ideas that could help to solve major problems and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities, as part of a new competition.

Virgin Atlantic needs a partner in order to remain competitive, according to the airline’s founder Richard Branson.

Almost £9million of debt used to fund the take-over of Manchester United is up for sale.

The debt forms a small part of the £790million take-over of Manchester United by the Glazer family in 2005.

Sankaty Advisors, an investment unit of Boston-based private equity fund Bain Capital LLC, is selling the loans, according to Bloomberg.

  • 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.