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The chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland has admitted the bank is paying big salaires to staff who are not "worth it".

Sir Fred Goodwin, the controversial former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland has landed a new role as international advisor to architects RMJM.

David and Simon Reuben who own 32.5 per cent of collapsed licensed retail group Premium Bars & Restaurants have blamed banks for stopping them from saving the company.

Premium, which owns the Living Room, Prohibition and Bel and the Dragon chains, went into administration last week after lenders rejected an offer of £52m.

David Roberts, medical services director at Lancashire County Cricket Club, is expanding his chain of private clinics.

  • 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.