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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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KPMG has forged an alliance with Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest, the world’s largest free business accelerator, to create a ‘dream team’ that will deliver business advice and support to thousands of entrepreneurs across the UK.

London firms are less optimistic about the economy and business prospects this quarter, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.

Two-thirds of companies in London are experiencing difficulties in recruiting highly skilled staff, leading to many establishing links with local schools and colleges.

The technology and creative industries will drive London’s growth in the next five years, closely followed by professional and financial services, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.

Optimism about the economy has hit the highest level since 2010 among London's businesses - although many remained concerned that an overheated housing market could hit ability to compete internationally, a new survey has found.

Three-quarters of SMEs are more confident about their prospects for growth in 2014 compared with last year - but the harsh lessons of the recession have made many reluctant to take on external funding or leverage, according to a new survey.

A reduction in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) would help SMEs to grow, a new poll by KPMG has suggested.

UK tech companies are more confident about the business outlook than their counterparts in other industry sectors, a new report has indicated.

The Government needs to speed up its decision making process when it comes to big building projects as these are essential for the economic recovery, according to the CBI.

The HS2 high-speed rail project could bring economic benefits worth £15bn a year by 2037, with regions outside London set to be the biggest winners, according to a new report.

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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.

  • 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.