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

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Women’s fashion retailer Jane Norman is the latest high street name to enter administration.

The UK arm of Habitat has gone into administration, putting some 900 jobs at risk.

Home furnishing retailer Habitat is reportedly up for sale and could be sold to the owner of Argos and Homebase.

  • 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.