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In this report

The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March 20. Read about the winners below.

Return to risk

Lionel Barber
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The FT Boldness in Business Awards have become the pre-eminent forum for recognising entrepreneurial risk-taking and business innovation

Videos from the awards

Lionel Barber and Lakshmi Mittal
Lionel Barber and Lakshmi Mittal on Boldness in Business Awards shortlists
Moya Greene, pvideo
Royal Mail’s chief awarded Person of the Year
Carlos Yepes
Bancolombia’s chief on the strengths of a winning corporate syndicate
Man with briefcase jumping through a hoop on fire. Illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole for Boldness in business March 2014
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Passing the test

In a post-financial crisis world where caution is often the watchword, genuinely innovative risk takers stand out

three persons at a judging table. Illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole
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Thorny issues

Deciding what makes some businesses bolder than others in how they achieve success is not an easy task

Moya Greene
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Stamp of authority: Moya Greene

Known as a tenacious corporate moderniser, the Royal Mail chief executive is bolstering her reputation at the newly privatised company

Workers check goods at the logistics center of a Tmall online shop in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 5, 2013
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Alibaba: Ma’s bazaar

The company has almost single-handedly brought ecommerce to China

The MetLife stadium, New York

Skanska’s lofty ambitions

The Swedish group is well on the way to achieving its aim of being the world’s greenest building contractor

Smart moves by Bosch

The German company is applying its expertise in automotive technology to innovation in a host of new consumer products

Pesa: Express recovery

The Polish train and tram maker’s technical and financial acumen has made it an international player within barely a decade

Taavet Hinrikus, left, and Kristo Käärmann, founders of TransferWise
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On the charge

TransferWise wants to shake up personal banking by making services cheaper, faster and more transparent

A new dawn for Sindicato Antioqueño

Colombian companies developed a resilience during the drug wars that has made them highly competitive with foreign rivals

Success stories

Short profiles of this year’s Boldness in Business winners


The nominees for this year’s categories

Peter Tufano: Starter for 10

The Saïd business dean says awards were an education