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

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LifeBook, the personal autobiography service launched in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Roy Moed, is planning a rapid expansion of its business and brand after securing £1.6 million in early stage funding from Octopus Investments.

A construction firm based in Surrey has been prosecuted after one of its workers narrowly escaped death.

Entrepreneurs in Surrey are defying the downturn if the results of a new report from Barclays is anything to go by.

A multinational cement firm has been fined £200,000 following the death of a worker in an explosion at one of its factories.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at an industrial estate in Surrey.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has imposed prohibitions on two former directors of a small independent financial advice firm which was based in Surrey.

Surrey-based ecommerce vendor Actinic has joined forces with European ecommerce firm Oxatis, which is one of the main providers in France, Italy and Spain.

Surrey-based construction company Wates Group has bought maintenance and refurbishment firm Linbrook Services for an undisclosed sum.

Kent-based GML Construction’s modular division has secured its second largest project to date – a £1.3 million scheme to create a new two-storey classroom block at Surrey County Council’s Banstead Community Junior School, Surrey.

Chester-based pharmaceutical business IS Pharma, which is listed on the AIM market, is set to merge with rival company Sinclair Pharma.

  • 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.