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

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A decision on a case currently at the European Court of Justice (ECJ)which strengthens the EU’s consumer rights laws could make trading more difficult for online retailers.

The opinion from the Advocate General stressed that the EU Distance Selling Directive (1997) entitles online buyers to return used goods “without charge or penalty” regardless of the length of time since purchase.

  • 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.