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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says it expects interest rates to rise in the first half of the year.

Retail sales unexpectedly fell at their sharpest annual pace in five months in January thanks to icy weather and the reversal of the VAT cut.

More than half of UK employers revealed they were planning to freeze staff wages for the second year in a row.

  • 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.