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Julie Meyer
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Michael Oliver
David Pollock
Laura Tenison
Richard O'Sullivan
Steve Purdham
Charlie Mullins

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The Government needs to return investment in the UK's creaking infrastructure to pre-recession levels as soon as possible if it wants to fire up the economy, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is lobbying the Government for a series of specific tax cuts as part of proposals for ‘responsible growth’ as the economy heads out of recession.

The Government has today published a plan for the new generation of broadband in the UK.

The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations, including specific proposals on:

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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.