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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Despite the volume of IPOs falling by a third in 2015, compared to the previous year, the outlook for Northern company listings looks positive over the next 12 to 18 months, according to business intelligence firm EY.


North West plcs have bucked a national trend, with fewer of them issuing profit warnings in the first six months of 2014, according to a report from EY.

Certainty and stability are at the top of the Budget wish list from businesses, according to an EY survey, with nearly 80% of companies stating that it should be a key driver of the Chancellor’s tax policy choices.

  • 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.