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.
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.