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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Gateway Conference Centre

Gateway Conference Centre
71 London Road
Liverpool L3 8HY
United Kingdom
Phone: 0151 298 3200

The Gateway Centre occupies a dominating position in Liverpool’s City Centre. However, few people among the bustling crowds on London Road realise that this eye-catching building houses a unique conference centre with an enviable array of facilities.

  • 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.