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Charlie Mullins
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Business groups have given George Osborne's call for an above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage (NMW) a lukewarm reception, warning that the economy is not yet in a strong enough position to sustain it without costing jobs.

Interior designer Kelly Hoppen is one of the new panellists of BBC show Dragons’ Den.

Serial entrepreneur Theo Paphitis has left Dragons’ Den to concentrate on running his businesses.

A TV presenter who named and shamed companies ripping members of the public off has been jailed for 12 weeks for benefit fraud.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners will get a chance to pitch business ideas to seven leading business figures when Peckforton Castle in Cheshire turns into its own version of the Dragons' Den.

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has been accused of a "disingenuous" rewriting of history over the central bank's role in the build-up to the financial crisis.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force behind the UK economy, according to Karren Brady, star of BBC One show, The Apprentice.

Budding entrepreneurs with great business ideas have got the chance to secure investment while starring in a new TV show for BBC Three.

A bogus entrepreneur who conned a £230,000 investment out of Dragons' Den stars Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis has been jailed for what the Crown Prosecution Service described as a "brazen and audacious fraud carried out on national television".

London-based boutique talent agency Red Door Management has opened a new office at The Greenhouse in MediaCityUK, Salford.

  • 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.