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

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Lancashire-based Crown Paints has been sold to Danish coatings supplier Hempel in a multi-million pound deal.

Lancashire-based Crown Paints has won a business management award.

The soaring costs of raw materials have led Akzo Noble, the Dutch owner of ICI to announce major job cuts.

The paint and chemicals company says plans to slash 3,500 jobs to try to save more than £80m a year.

  • 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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

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.