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

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The recession has created a toxic environment for business, with most UK managers still feeling insecure about the future and businesses struggling to regain a competitive footing, according to a new report from Lord John Eatwell, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Thirty six per cent of the UK’s construction workforce thinks the dominant management style within their organisation is negative, putting the UK’s economic recovery at risk.

  • 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.