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

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KPMG has forged an alliance with Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest, the world’s largest free business accelerator, to create a ‘dream team’ that will deliver business advice and support to thousands of entrepreneurs across the UK.

Female entrepreneurs and business leaders from Greater Manchester are invited to take part in a series of free workshops to help them embark on new challenges and develop their businesses.

A £15 million fund for budding entrepreneurs in the North West, which is expected to create around 3,000 new businesses and 5,000 jobs, has been launched.

The Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a £95 million investment from the Regional Growth Fund that that he said would benefit hundreds of small businesses that can’t access commercial funding.

The company that makes the paint used to mark the pitches at Anfield, Old Trafford and White Hart Lane among others is expanding its overseas operations.

Compudal has secured a £4.7 million funding package from NatWest and RBS Invoice Finance to help boost its stock levels.

  • 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.