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

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The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped by 85 per cent over the past 40 years according to new statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive.

A scrap metal company and a businessman have been sentenced for serious safety breaches that led to a site worker losing both legs as the doors of a 16-tonne baling machine closed on him.

One in six construction sites in Merseyside are not complying with health and safety legislation.

A Burnley-based plastics firm has been fined a total of £8,991 after one of its workers narrowly avoided severing his fingers.

Employers need to take the risks from asbestos seriously, or thousands of people will continue to die in the UK as a result of breathing in the deadly fibres.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned small companies to take their responsibilities seriously, after a man fell through the roof of a DIY superstore in Wigan and later died.

  • 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.