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

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Semple Fraser has confirmed its intention to appoint administrators.

DWF has acquired fellow law firm Cobbetts.

DWF is to acquire fellow law firm Cobbetts via a pre-pack deal.

Foreign investors have been behind many of the large property transactions in the UK this year. They have been especially dominant in London and the South East with sales such as the Battersea Power Station, which was sold to a Malaysian consortium. What impact do foreign investors have on the UK’s commercial property market? Do they give the market more stability?

A recent report indicated that tenancy lengths for SMEs are getting shorter, with the average letting period now standing at 4.1 years. Given the ongoing eurozone crisis, do you think the trend for shorter leases is here to stay for the foreseeable?

  • 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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, 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.