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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Anticipated growth in demand for finance and expected constraints on the availability of lending from banks and other sources could leave SMEs facing a finance gap of between £84bn and £191bn over the next five years, a Government-commissioned report has warned.

The Government will expand the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG), introduce a new £1bn Business Finance Partnership and push on with £40bn worth credit-easing measures as part of an "ambitious" package to support private sector growth, it has been announced.

  • 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...

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.