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

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Have you ever thought about taking on an intern but aren’t sure where to start? Fear not, we have put together a guide to internships which tells you what you should and shouldn’t do.

Let’s get one important thing out of the way before we get started though. An internship is not just a form free labour; it is much more than that.

  • 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.