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

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Going horizontal is no longer the preserve of your finance director at the Christmas do, as it seems buyers of entrepreneurial firms have gone that way too - albeit in a very different and altogether more respectable sense.

Despite the individual tales of cold weather-related woe from retailers, it appears that the high street as a whole got off relatively lightly from the coldest December on record.

Wondering why your productivity has fallen through the floor today? It’s because your staff are too busy using your computers to buy Christmas presents to get any work done.

  • 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.