Skip to content

Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Category: Grant ThorntonSyndicate content

Business confidence in the North West has grown significantly this quarter following the general election, according to a new survey.

Business optimism in the West Midlands is above the national average after firms saw strong year-on-year performance in sales and turnover, according to a new survey.

Privately held businesses (PHBs) in the UK reduced the number of their employees significantly over the past year with many planning to freeze pay over the next 12 months, according to the latest International Business Report (IBR) survey from accountancy firm Grant Thornton.

  • 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.