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Tony Caldeira
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Brian Hay
David Pollock
Charlie Mullins
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver

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The Government has to increase competition in banking in order to support business and protect the economic recovery, it has been claimed.


Manufacturers in the South East have reported worse than expected results in the last three months, new figures have revealed.


Britain’s manufacturers are continuing to report buoyant trading conditions on the back of rising demand in overseas markets, according to the latest survey from the Engineering Employers Federation.

Sickness absence appears to be on a downward trend amongst UK workers, according to a major sickness absence study of the manufacturing industry, released today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, and insurance company Unum.

  • 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.