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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Confidence in the economy is on the up according to the latest Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index, which shows that more than 90% of Entrepreneurs expect the economy to improve over the next few months and are optimistic about their prospects.

One of the key lessons to be learnt from the recession is that few if any companies can ignore the threat of fraud. David Alexander, the president of the UK Chapter of the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners and director of Forensics at Smith & Williamson offers advice.

  • 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.