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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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More than £2.2 million in government funding will be invested into developing a chain of attractions along the Fleetwood coastline, and into attracting new businesses along the Sankey Canal between Widnes and Warrington.

Over £27million is available for communities to boost their economic development in this year’s Coastal Communities Fund, communities secretary Eric Pickles has announced.

The South East Food Group Partnership has secured funding from the Government’s £24 million Coastal Communities Fund.

  • 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.