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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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A report has called for the rules on taxation for medium sized firms to be relaxed, claiming that the current system limits firms’ ability to expand and contribute to the UK’s economic growth.

Businesses in London are being urged to exploit the potential for trade in Canada, as new figures reveal that Commonwealth markets are proving particularly valuable for the capital’s exporters.

Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to free workshops on support for business growth, research and development tax credits and innovation.

  • 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.