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

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A New York Times bestselling author is joining a line-up of blue-chip speakers from the likes of Google and Microsoft at a digital marketing conference in Liverpool.

Apple is now worth $624bn (£396bn), making it the world’s most valuable company of all time.

Apple has overtaken rival firm Microsoft to become the world’s biggest technology firm.

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

  • 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.