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Laura Tenison

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Small businesses are being urged to check staff contracts to prevent confusion surrounding the royal wedding bank holiday and the Easter period.

Partnership firms should review their retirement age policies, lawyers warn.

Lawyers are warning employers and HR directors to prepare for major changes after the introduction of the new Equality Act.

The recent Court of Appeal decision in favour of British Airways in a case in which it was being sued for religious discrimination by a woman who said its dress policy prohibiting staff from wearing any visible adornment around the neck breached her rights as a Christian to wear a cross should, according to lawyers, be treated with caution by other employers.

Lawyers are urging small business owners to ensure their salary systems are fair following a glut of equal pay claims in the public sector.

  • 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.