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

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The employment outlook for graduates this year is the best it’s been since before the crash, if a the latest employment index from accountancy firm BDO LLP is anything to go by, with a “bullish” rise in businesses expecting to hire predicted for the next three months.

Businesses are increasingly in the mood to hire, according to the latest report on business trends from accountants BDO LLP.

Too many medium-sized businesses in the North West are missing out on the essential support they need to export and invest abroad, a new study from the CBI and BDO has suggested.

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.

  • 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.