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A smartphone app for farmers has earned a Middlesex University student a business master class with Sir Richard Branson after he won a competition to find outstanding Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Virgin Atlantic has launched its first domestic route and will now fly between Manchester and London Heathrow going head-to-head with British Airways.

On the eve of today’s Queen’s Speech Sir Richard Branson, president of airline Virgin Atlantic, yesterday warned against the Government’s proposed plans to replace air passenger duty with a “per plane” levy.

Four British Airways executives fixed the price of fuel surcharges in a secret deal with Virgin Atlantic, a court was told today.

  • 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.