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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Plug and play

Business owners will be able to receive 20 per cent, up to £8,000, off the cost of a “plugin” (electric) van.

The Government has extended its Plug-In Car Grant scheme to include vans in a bid to make electric vehicles more affordable.

According to transport chiefs, the extension is great news for businesses due to the lower running costs of electric vehicles.

To be eligible for the scheme, vans will have to meet performance criteria to ensure safety, range and ultra-low tailpipe emissions. Consumers,both business and private, will receive the discount at the point of purchase.

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  • 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.