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After Flybe announced its plans to cut Cardiff Airport flights to Paris and Glasgow early last month, the airport has now secured CityJet, part of the Air France airline group, to operate their Glasgow and Paris (Orly) routes and immediately fill the breach left by Flybe.

Digital magazine platform lekiosk is planning to develop new services in the UK and expand across Europe after securing $7.1 million (£4.4 million) in series B investment from Paris-based CM-CIC Capital Prive and the French government-backed FSN PME investment fund.

Stagecoach has sold its subsidiary which operates Manchester’s Metrolink services, Stagecoach Metrolink Limited (SML), to French company RATP Dev UK, a division of RATP Development - the company that operates the Paris Metro.

An entrepreneur has announced his plans to establish the “world’s smallest multinational”.

  • 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.