Entrepreneurs

Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse
People

Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse

Retail baron Philip Day, once seen as the saviour of the British high street, is under fire for holding to a monastic silence as his suppliers struggl…
26 Jul 2020
Mahmud Kamani: a modern rags-to-riches tale
Mahmud Kamani
People

Mahmud Kamani: a modern rags-to-riches tale

Mahmud Kamani turned fast-fashion website Boohoo into a business worth billions. The coronavirus crisis may have brought the company’s biggest challen…
19 Jul 2020
Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help
Small business

Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help

Time is running out to secure help from the first round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
3 Jul 2020
Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30
Ben Francis © Andrew Fox / Alamy Stock Photo
Entrepreneurs

Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30

At the age of 19, Ben Francis spent £1,000 in savings on a sewing machine and screen printer, and learnt how to make garments for the bodybuilding sce…
1 Jul 2020
Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon
Tatyana Bakalchuk of Wildberries ©  Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Entrepreneurs

Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon

Wildberries, the business Tatyana Bakalchuk founded in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave in 2004, has become Russia’s leading ecommerce si…
30 Jun 2020
New grants for the self-employed
Small business

New grants for the self-employed

Self-employed workers can now apply for government support if their income has been affected by Covid-19.
22 May 2020
Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch
Entrepreneurs

Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch

Julian Hearn developed Huel as a "functional" food to replace meals for the time-poor.
13 May 2020

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Kate Daly: why you should break up with divorce lawyers
Entrepreneurs

Kate Daly: why you should break up with divorce lawyers

After a particularly acrimonious and expensive divorce, Kate Daly quit her job to set up a service to help couples separate without rancour.
12 May 2020
Elizabeth Davis: how I invented my own beauty products
Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Davis: how I invented my own beauty products

Ex-engineer Elizabeth Davis formulated her own products in her spare time to gain an edge in the ultra-competitive beauty industry.
11 May 2020
Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz started Attic Self Storage back in 2008.
21 Jan 2020
Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"
Entrepreneurs

Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"

Kai Feller set up Bark.com to streamline the tedious process of looking for service providers such as cleaners, accountants or gardeners.
21 Jan 2020
Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million
Entrepreneurs

Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million

Fourteen-year-old Alina Morse created Zollipops, her sugar-free confectionery company, out of her desire for treats that wouldn't rot her teeth.
20 Jan 2020
Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success
Entrepreneurs

Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success

Kristian Tapaninaho grew Ooni, his pizza-oven business, through "bootstrapping" – quick and successful growth with very little external funding.
17 Jan 2020
Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers

Prestige Pawnbrokers secures loans against high-end assets.
17 Dec 2019
Five questions for: Rob Moore, co-founder of Progressive Property
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Rob Moore, co-founder of Progressive Property

Progressive Property is a property investment training company that also develops, converts and lets properties.
20 Nov 2019
Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes
Economy

Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.
17 Nov 2019
Moneymakers: the child prodigy aiming to abolish ageing
Entrepreneurs

Moneymakers: the child prodigy aiming to abolish ageing

Laura Deming dropped out of MIT to set up a biotechnology fund to invest in companies tackling ageing.
13 Nov 2019
Five questions for: Tom McGillycuddy, co-founder, tickr
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Tom McGillycuddy, co-founder, tickr

Tickr is an app that helps investors focus on impact investing.
6 Nov 2019
Five questions for: David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap

Capital on Tap lends money to small UK businesses.
16 Oct 2019
Five questions for: Matt Dyson, director of Rockit
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Matt Dyson, director of Rockit

Rockit designs and makes products for babies to help them sleep.
2 Oct 2019
Five questions for: Amy Golding, CEO of Opus Talent Solutions
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Amy Golding, CEO of Opus Talent Solutions

Opus Talent Solutions is a recruitment and training consultancy that focuses on the technology and energy sectors.
3 Sep 2019
Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking

Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm.
19 Aug 2019