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

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£23 million infrastructure investment has been earmarkered for Bristol, Manchester, New Anglia and Leicestershire as part of the government’s plans to build up enterprise zones.

Three members of the board of French engineering giant Alstom in the UK were yesterday arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption, conspiracy to pay bribes, money laundering and false accounting, and were taken to police stations to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office.

  • 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.