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David Pollock
Charlie Mullins

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A £12m Green Business Park designed to boost economic prosperity and create hundreds of jobs in South Bristol has been officially opened by mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson.

Women Outside the Box (WOTB), a Bristol-based business platform for women, has launched a competition to find the UK’s best female digital start-up.

£23 million infrastructure investment has been earmarkered for Bristol, Manchester, New Anglia and Leicestershire as part of the government’s plans to build up enterprise zones.

SMEs and start-ups having fuelled a surge in the take-up of industrial units across Bristol, reflecting a rise in business confidence, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.

As Bristol Old Vic moves towards its 250th anniversary in 2016, the company has launched a membership scheme for the Bristol business community to help secure the future of the building for another 250 years.

Plans for a huge wind farm off the north Devon coast have been axed by developer RWE Innogy, due to ‘technical challenges’.

Businesses in 16 cities will have access to the UK’s first superfast 4G mobile broadband network before the end of the year.

London-based businesses make up half of the finalists in the Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year category of the National Business Awards.

Recruitment specialist Timothy James Consulting is opening an office in Manchester.

Most commercial insurance policies will cover businesses for damage to their premises following the riots in London and other UK cities, despite the common assumtion that claims arising from "civil disobedience" are usually excluded.

  • 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.