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

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As the nation’s athletes prepare to compete for the ultimate prize on the world stage we will honour those North West deals and dealmakers that broke away from the pack during 2011.

North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
27 October 2011
Mere Golf and Country Club, Cheshire

Nominations for the 10th annual EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are now closed.

  • 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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, 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.