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Jennie Johnson
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Richard O'Sullivan
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Jeremy Roberts
Brian Hay
Laura Tenison
Debbie Pierce

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Lawyers are reminding all non-executive directors (NEDs) that their personal assets could be seized by creditors if their company becomes insolvent.

Employers should pay attention to retirement age law over the next 12 months as it’s likely to change, despite a recent ruling that imposing a default retirement age of 65 is lawful.

Employers are being warned of the consequences of changing employees’ terms and conditions in an attempt to cut costs.

After 2,000 British Airways employees voted almost unanimously to reject the airline’s cost cutting proposals and with car manufacturers sending workers home on half pay for months at a time, bosses are reminded that changing terms and conditions is legally risky.

Partnership bosses are being urged to reassess their business set up as a matter of urgency to reduce the risk of personal liability for business debts.

Legal experts say recessionhit business owners operating as a partnership could be leaving their personal wealth dangerously exposed and could benefi t from remodelling as a limited liability partnership.

  • 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.