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

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Sports Direct has bought Republic from administrators, saving 2,100 jobs.

JJB Sports has entered administration resulting in the loss of around 2,200 jobs.

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

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has provisionally decided to close its probe into alleged price fixing at JJB Sports and rival retailer Sports Direct.

  • 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.