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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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As the economy crumbles around it, a coalition of bodies including the Northwest Regional Development Agency today launched a strategy to combat putative future skills shortages in the North West and "age-proof" the region's future - encouraging the abolition of the retirement age and taking "positive action" to retain more over-50s in the workforce.

  • 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.