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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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A project to unlock investment in roads and transport in Preston and Lancashire in a bid to boost economic growth has moved a step closer.

Design guru Wayne Hemingway will lead a panel on how to build global brands at a conference to be held next month at Lancaster University.

Council leaders have welcomed news that Preston’s City Deal has been given the green light.

Larger businesses in Lancashire should apply for funding from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), according to Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council.

Work has started on the redevelopment of the Luneside East site in Lancaster.

BT is creating 300 jobs in Lancashire with the opening of a state-of-the-art customer contact centre in Accrington.

A total of 2,500 jobs will be created in Lancashire as part of a project to extend access to fibre optic broadband to 97 per cent of the county’s premises by the end of 2014.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for Lancashire and Cumbria is backing a bid to bring superfast broadband to all parts of Lancashire.

Businesses in Lancashire are being encouraged to take on apprentices as part of a new campaign.

Supermarket chief Edwin Booth is the chair of the new Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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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.