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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Plumbers are not the only traders who will be able to takeadvantage of HM Revenue & Customs’ Plumbers Tax Safe Plan, according to accountants.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could lose out on research and development (R&D) tax breaks worth £1bn if the Coalition’s reform proposals go unchallenged, accountants say.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has hammered home the message that it will stop at nothing to claw back tax revenue, by announcing a 200 per cent penalty for those failing to declare assets held in offshore bank accounts once the New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) deadline passes.

  • 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.