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Charlie Mullins
Steve Purdham
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Julie Meyer

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A concrete pumping firm has been prosecuted after members of the public and a police car were sprayed with concrete when a delivery pipe ruptured.

A contracting company based in Hertfordshire and its managing director have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker received an electric shock from a live junction box.

Hertfordshire-based DisplayPlan has been bought out by its management team for an undisclosed sum.

KBioscience, which specialises in DNA testing, has been sold to fellow analytical sciences firm LGC Genomics for an undisclosed sum.

  • 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.