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More than 2000 new jobs and apprenticeships will be created as part of a new government campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school.

The Government today announced it has agreed to support Airbus with up to £340 million repayable launch investment for the development of the A350 XWB.

ECGD, the UK’s official export credit agency last year provided £1.46 billion of support to UK exporters and UK investors undertaking business overseas.

Its annual report, published today, showed ECGD issued 136 guarantees and insurance policies to support British companies competing in overseas markets, compared to 96 in the previous financial year.

  • 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.