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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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A new competition has been launched to find the most innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups using wireless technology.

Outgoing BT chief executive Ian Livingston has succeeded former HSBC chairman Lord Green as trade and investment minister.

BT is creating 300 jobs in Lancashire with the opening of a state-of-the-art customer contact centre in Accrington.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the telecoms industry don’t have the manpower, resources or finances to make taking on apprentices a viable option.

The British education system is failing to develop young people's entrepreneurial skills, according to a new survey of employers.

BT is suspending its graduate recruitment scheme.

The firm blamed the recession and for the decision and said it could be some time before the scheme is reintroduced.

BT said it was committed to the 2009 intake of graduates who are due to start in September and vowed to support them throughout their programmes.

  • 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.