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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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The cost of protecting intellectual property has been cut by 40 per cent for businesses who apply for trademark protection online.

The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Offi ce of the European Union (OHIM) has cut the cost of a community trade mark, which legally protects a brand or company logo in every EU country, to around £830 as of 1 May in its second fee cut in five years.

  • 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.