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

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Only 18 months since the horse meat scandal began in 2013, consumers and businesses have reverted to a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on supply chains according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Confidence among small and medium-sized manufacturers tumbled for a third consecutive quarter in the three months to January as new orders fell and output stagnated.

Manufacturing activity in the UK grew in November, but more slowly than expected.

The recovery of the UK service sector gathered further momentum in October, with growth of activity and new business reaching their highest in over two years, according to latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

The service sector showed its strongest activity since the start of the credit crunch in October, a purchasing managers survey showed 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...

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.