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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Business failures in the retail sector last year hit levels not seen since the early-90s recession, according to the latest Industry Watch report by accountants BDO and thinktank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). Rising unemployment and low consumer confidence further suppressed high street spending, meaning around 3,600 retail businesses went to the wall in 2009.

  • 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.