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Airport operator BAA is selling Stansted Airport after deciding not to challenge a ruling forcing it to sell the airport.

UK airport operator BAA said rising business traveller traffic, particularly at Heathrow, helped cut losses in the first nine months of 2010 and unveiled plans for a bond issue to refinance part of its £2bn debt.

BAA has won a key part of its appeal against the Competition Commission ruling that it must sell three of its airports.


BAA has announced the sale of Gatwick, Britain's second busiest airport, to US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners for £1.51bn.

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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.