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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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The UK's recovery from recession is proving slow going for small business owners, according to a survey conducted by ICM.

New research into attitudes towards tradespeople has revealed that the public places more trust in hairdressers than many other trades and car salespeople are trusted least.

Government and its agencies are still paying small businesses late despite making commitments over a year ago to pay within 10 days, the Federation of Small Businesses-ICM “Voice of Small Business” Annual Survey report shows.

  • 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.