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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Closing a VAT loophole that allows companies to avoid the duty on goods valued at up to £18 by moving offshore would not damage small firms and may even lead to their "resurgence" on the high street, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

  • 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.