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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

IoD hub Manchester

IoD hub Manchester
Peter House
St Peter's Square Oxford Street
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 209 3150
Website URL:

IoD hub Manchester offers members and up to three guests free use of a Directors' Room for meetings, with power points for laptops and self-contained computer stations equipped with the latest business software.

Private meeting rooms are available for hire at preferential rates to members on a half-day or full-day basis. These are ideal for private meetings away from the office, or for members travelling across the UK.

  • 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.