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Jennie Johnson

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Programmable clothes, shop mirrors equipped with social media feedback and virtual reality meetings will play a key role in developing the UK economy in the next 30 years – that is the outcome of the world’s first brainstorm on the EDF Energy London Eye.

Virgin Media Business has announced the judging panel for its ‘Three New Things’ competition, which will be headed by Peter Kelly, managing director of the company and includes some of the tech industry’s most influential players.

Virgin boss Richard Branson is on offer – kind of – as a prize in a Dragon’s Den-style competition to find three digital innovations that will change the way we live and work.

  • 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.