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

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Tardy taxpayers are getting creative with their excuses in the hope that they won’t be fined HMRC has revealed.

The principal contractor behind the refurbishment of the famous Hippodrome on London’s Leicester Square has been made to pay nearly £34,000 after a worker who had strayed into an unauthorised area fell over four storeys.

A hair and beauty salon owner has been named and shamed after she failed to pay one of her employees the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

A former bankrupt director of a food company from Leicester has been sentenced to sixteen months in prison for running a company and obtaining credit whilst bankrupt.

  • 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.