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Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson is taking 30 entrepreneurs for a jaunt on the London Eye tomorrow for a brainstorming session on the future of UK business.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson has become the first person on LinkedIn to reach one million followers.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of companies, said he sees positive signs for the global economy.

"There have been some hopeful signs in the last six weeks, but I think the jury is still out to see whether that's self-sustaining or not," he told Reuters in an interview.

Branson said that when the economy turns around, so will flagging demand for business travel.

  • 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.