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Debbie Pierce
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Brian Hay
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Michael Oliver
Richard O'Sullivan

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JJB Sports is preparing to call in administrators after failing to find a buyer.

Sports Direct look set to buy JJB Sports, which is reportedly on the brink of administration.

JJB Sports has been fined £445,000 for failing to disclose accurate information about the cost of two acquisitions.

JJB founder David Whelan has exited the business he founded in 1971, having sold his family’s 29 per cent stake for £190 million.

Whelan’s shares were bought by a joint venture formed by the Icelandic group Exista and Chris Ronnie, formerly of Umbro and Sports Direct.

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  • 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.