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

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Beverly Williams, former director of lingerie chain La Senza, will take the helm at JJB Sports following Keith Jones’ exit.

Troubled sportswear retailer JJB has gained a surprising shareholder - Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Gates has built up a stake of 3.14% in the Wigan based company.

Shares in the retailer rose 15% on the news netting Gates an instant paper profit.

JJB's statement says the shares are held by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

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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.