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

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Businesses should come to the UK if they want to research and develop GM technologies, environment secretary, Owen Paterson, said today.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson announced over the weekend a €300 million (£270m) loan guarantee to GME Europe which will help secure the company’s operations in Britain and the rest of Europe.

The future of car marker Saab was in doubt today, after parent GM said it was unprepared to put any more money into the loss making company.

In a further blow the Swedish Government said it was not minded to step in to save the company.

  • 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.