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Tony Caldeira
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Brian Hay
Jeremy Roberts
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Michael Oliver
David Pollock

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The Chancellor has backed small business with a budget that simplifies the tax system and cuts business rates says the Federation of Small Businesses.

In the knowledge based economy, optimised use of data is central to helping organisations make better decisions. However a new study of performance reporting conducted by KPMG and ACCA has found that almost 40% of finance professionals believe decisions are still primarily based on ‘gut feel’.

More London firms plan to expand during the next 12 months but most will do so outside of the capital, new research has revealed.

UK-listed companies should give accountancy firms the opportunity to bid for their audit work at least every five years, the Competition Commission (CC) has proposed.

Retail sales dropped at the fastest rate for a year in April.

Businesses in London expect to start hiring as normal again in the next six months, following a slowdown in recruitment in the first half of 2012, a new report has indicated.

KPMG is launching a start-up hub in London’s Tech City in a bid to support and promote high-growth companies in the capital.

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

Thousands of jobs at embattled hotel chain Travelodge have been secured as a result of a rescue deal.

A “large debt burden and expensive leases” has prompted Travelodge to enter a company voluntary agreement (CVA).

  • 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.