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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Final consignment

The Government is planning to axe tax rules that have allowed retailers to avoid paying VAT by despatching goods from the Channel Islands. As from 1 April 2012, low value consignment relief (LVCR), which costs the Treasury more than £100 million a year, will be scrapped.

LVCR was originally designed as a VAT exemption for goods coming from outside the European Union. It meant EU members would not have to collect small amounts of VAT, which would have cost more than it was worth.

  • 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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.