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Laura Tenison
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Steve Purdham
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David Pollock
Michael Oliver
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Brian Hay
Tony Caldeira
Charlie Mullins
Julie Meyer

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A two-month market test of the Government's Connection Vouchers scheme has been launched to help businesses in five cities secure faster and better broadband.

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

London Euston has been named as one of ten locations across the UK that will trial a single compliance process for enquiries across a range of different taxes, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Manchester employment law consultancy Peninsula is to open a new office in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Architecture firm the Harris Partnership has received planning permission for a new £3 million Travelodge hotel in Morecambe’s Arndale Centre. The contractor appointed to build out the scheme is Belfast-based Gilbert Ash.

Budget airline easyJet plans to cut its flying programme at London's Luton airport by a fifth and close its East Midlands base.

Crown Paints is cutting 140 jobs at its UK and Irish operations.

The company is to cut nearly 10 per cent of its 1,500 workforce, at its Darwen headquarters and at sites in Warrington, Hull, Belfast and Dublin.

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  • 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.

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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.