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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Aylesbury Country House Hotel

Aylesbury Road Hockley Heath
Solihull B94 6PL
United Kingdom
Phone: 01564779207
Fax: 01564770917
Capacity: 55
Website URL:

Our purpose built Conference Centre offers a choice of meeting rooms and self-contained refreshment area. The Aylesbury Suite can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people while two further conference rooms hold up to 36 and 55 people respectively. For smaller meetings or breakaway groups the centre also has three syndicate rooms.

The Hotel provides 32 ensuite bedrooms, 28 of which are housed in the charming Mews cottages. However, if you would like to treat yourself to a bit of luxury, why not upgrade to one of our 5 luxurious and spacious bedrooms in the main house.

  • 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.