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

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A survey by Vodafone has revealed that IT departments are no longer seen as a nest of nerds, but an important engine for a company’s strategic direction, however many business leaders are concerned that their tech chiefs aren’t keeping pace with changing nature of their role.

Vodafone is inviting UK-based mobile entrepreneurs to enter Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010, a competition to identify and develop the best, most innovative mobile internet start-ups.

Vodafone has launched a new reward scheme for all its customers and as part of the launch is offering one SME the chance of F1 glory.

New research from mobile phone company Vodafone UK has revealed that British bosses have doubled the time they spend on growing their businesses compared to six months ago.

  • 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.