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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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The overall value of UK buyouts has increased dramatically in Q1 2010, reaching over £5bn (Q4 2009: £1.1bn) compared to only £5.6bn for the whole of 2009, according to the latest data published by the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR) and sponsored by Barclays Private Equity.

The UK commercial property market showed capital growth last month for the first time in 26 months, Investment Property Databank (IPD) said today.

  • 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.