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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Some of the country’s biggest companies, including international corporates such as Tata Steel, are uniting with small firms and business lobby groups alike to demand a “fundamental” reform of the business rates system.

Independent retailers need to be original and learn how to work together if they want to make the most out of the high street, according research for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) published as part of Independent Retailer Month.

  • 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.