Skip to content

Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Category: LondonSyndicate content

Councils will be allowed to retain all of the £26bn raised through business rates as part of the "biggest transfer of power to local government in living memory", George Osborne has announced.

Adventurer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes and lawyer, businesswoman and The Apprentice mentor Margaret Mountford have been confirmed as speakers for the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange.

Virgin Start-Up Foodpreneur Festival is returning for its second year, offering up-and-coming food and drink businesses the chance to crack the American market.

Unemployment rose by 25,000 to 1.85m in the three months to June, according to official figures.

Feefo, the independent online ratings and reviews provider, is opening a new London office to support its international expansion.

Greater Manchester recorded the highest growth rate of any LEP area in England, including London and Birmingham, according to the latest figures.

Scotland should have greater devolved power over business to help generate growth and attract investment, deputy first minister John Swinney has argued.

Brent Council has become the first in the country to approve a discount on business rates for companies that pay the Living Wage.

2014 was a record year for start-ups, according to new research.

Chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans to build “the Northern Powerhouse” in an Autumn Statement aimed at bringing balance to the economy.

  • 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.