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

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A stream of changes to the education system and the qualifications available to young people could leave many companies unsure of the merits of different types of school and the relevance of job applicants' academic skills, it has been claimed.


Having a CV that sets you apart from the crowd is essential but, according to a new survey, some overeager job applicants do not know where to draw the line between outstanding and odd.

New analysis from screening provider Kroll Background Worldwide, a HireRight company, reveals that the number of discrepancies uncovered in employee CVs during 2010 increased by more than 115% compared with 2009.

Britain’s hoteliers have just weeks left to reclaim tens of thousands of pounds each in overpaid business rates from the last five years, warns business rating specialist CVS.

  • 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.