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      Tomasz Czechowicz, Polish entrepreneur, sets the standard for prosperity

      If Poland’s transformation had a face, then Tomasz Czechowicz’s would be it. Mr Czechowicz, 43, has tracked Poland’s rise...

    2. June 2, 2013

      Lord Sugar calls for green energy target

      Lord Sugar has called on the government to insert a 2030 target for green electricity into the energy bill to end the...

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    1. FT Alphaville

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      Will the Greece CDS auction be 'fair'? -- Part 1

      Are you feeling relieved that the whole CDS trigger debate for Greece might be over? Well, you may have been relieved too...

    2. December 8, 2011

      ‘Reality TV can stop you being taken seriously’

      Winning the first television series of The Apprentice proved a double-edged sword for Tim Campbell – it opened doors but...

    3. June 7, 2011

      Labour seeks tools to boost private sector

      Labour is no longer seen as an anti-business party after 13 years of responsible government, according to John Denham,...

    4. June 6, 2011

      A cloud gathers over our digital freedoms

      Not so long ago we had standalone computers, in my case a loveable Amstrad, on which we kept our paltry data and software....

    5. May 31, 2011

      Pace investors greet Leighton appointment

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    6. March 24, 2011

      BSkyB warms to YouView internet TV project

      British Sky Broadcasting has joined a new advisory board for YouView, the internet-television joint venture it has heavily...

    7. March 7, 2011

      Top job for Sugar as delay-hit YouView

      Lord Sugar has been installed as chairman of YouView after a series of delays to the internet-television joint venture. Kip...

    8. October 22, 2010

      Go on, give us a smile

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    9. October 11, 2010

      Lessons they don’t teach on ‘The Apprentice’

      The son of a poor tailor from London’s East End, he rose to become a millionaire entrepreneur, television celebrity and...

    10. January 28, 2010

      BSkyB

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    11. July 27, 2009

      Thumbs-down for Lord Sugar

      Lord Sugar, the TV star and entrepreneur famed for the sharpness of his put-downs, has been dealt a vote of no-confidence...

    12. July 26, 2009

      Industry thumbs-down for Lord Sugar

      Lord Sugar, the TV star and entrepreneur famed for the sharpness of his put-downs, has been dealt a vote of no-confidence by...

    13. June 12, 2009

      Brown summons puts Sugar in spotlight

      Sir Alan Sugar’s appointment as the government’s enterprise champion has this week put not just his management style but...

    14. June 11, 2009

      A spoonful of Brown-Sugar for the voters

      A whiff of desperation surrounds Gordon Brown's appointment of businessman and television celebrity Sir Alan Sugar as...

    15. June 10, 2009

      A spoonful of Brown-Sugar for the voters

      A whiff of desperation surrounds Gordon Brown’s appointment of businessman and television celebrity Sir Alan Sugar as...

    16. June 8, 2009

      Sugar says he will be neutral adviser

      Sir Alan Sugar yesterday criticised Gordon Brown's tax policies and pleaded ignorance over the meaning of a "Labour whip",...

    17. June 7, 2009

      Sugar says he will be neutral adviser

      Sir Alan Sugar on Sunday criticised Gordon Brown’s tax policies and pleaded ignorance over the meaning of a “Labour whip”,...

    18. June 6, 2009

      Sir Alan off to undiplomatic start

      Sir Alan Sugar made a characteristically undiplomatic debut as the government's "enterprise champion" yesterday, asserting...

    19. June 5, 2009

      Sir Alan off to undiplomatic start

      Sir Alan Sugar made a characteristically undiplomatic debut as the government’s “enterprise champion” on Friday, asserting...

    20. June 5, 2009

      'You're hired!', premier tells Sugar

      Sir Alan Sugar, the entrepreneur and television star, found himself yesterday in the unusual position of being told "You're...

    21. June 5, 2009

      Brown sweet-talks Sugar to sprinkle stardust on reshuffle

      Sir Alan Sugar, the entrepreneur and television star, found himself yesterday in the unusual position of being told "You're...

    22. June 4, 2009

      ‘You’re hired?’ Sir Alan Sugar seen at No 10

      Sir Alan Sugar, the entrepreneur and television star, on Thursday emerged from 10 Downing St, fuelling speculation that he...

    23. May 29, 2009

      Sky bids big for Virgin channels

      British Sky Broadcasting has made what appears to be a knock-out bid for a package of seven digital television channels...

    24. May 28, 2009

      Sky bids big for Virgin Media channels

      British Sky Broadcasting has made what appears to be a knock-out bid for a package of seven digital television channels...

    25. March 20, 2009

      Get happy in bed not the boardroom

      Is making money better than sex? A trainee stockbroker claims in the upcoming series of The Apprentice , BBC's business...

    26. March 19, 2009

      Get happy in bed not the boardroom

      Is making money better than sex? A trainee stockbroker claims in the upcoming series of The Apprentice, BBC’s business...

    27. October 11, 2008

      Sir Alan surprises market with 3.9% Woolworths stake

      Sir Alan Sugar, the founder of Amstrad computers and host of BBC television's The Apprentice , has built a 3.9 per cent...

    28. October 10, 2008

      Sugar surprises with Woolworths move

      Sir Alan Sugar, the founder of Amstrad computers and host of BBC television’s The Apprentice, has built a 3.9 per cent stake...

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      October 10, 2008

      Iceland’s Baugur reviews UK retail interests

      Baugur, the Icelandic group, was seeking Thursday night to clarify the status of its interests in large chunks of the high...

    30. July 23, 2008

      Brown entertains host of big names

      Sir Alan Sugar is among a string of business leaders to have been entertained by Gordon Brown at Chequers, according to a...

    31. July 2, 2008

      Sugar steps down from Amstrad

      Sir Alan Sugar has retired, rather than been fired, as chairman of Amstrad, the electrical goods distributor where he made...

    32. April 8, 2008

      Next generation climb Sky board

      The average age of the British Sky Broadcasting board has been lowered by its latest appointments, not coincidentally...

    33. March 22, 2008

      What they did next

      On Wednesday, Sir Alan Sugar, multimillionaire, mentor and self-proclaimed enemy of “schmoozers, bullshitters [and] liars”,...

    34. March 22, 2008

      What the Apprentices did next

      On Wednesday, Sir Alan Sugar, multimillionaire, mentor and self-proclaimed enemy of "schmoozers, bullshitters [and] liars",...

    35. November 1, 2007

      Apprentice Sugar

      Since the 60-year-old Sir Alan Sugar sold his Amstrad business to BSkyB he still occasionally has to pay a visit to see the...

    36. October 16, 2007

      Promising signs for Blinkx

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    37. August 2, 2007

      Debt specialist outperforms

      Debts.co.uk outperformed the market after the personal insolvency specialist said trading for the year was in line with...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 1, 2007

      Murdoch Jr goes shopping: BSkyB buys Amstrad

      UK pay-TV company BSkyB on Tuesday agreed to buy Amstrad, the consumer electronics company run by Sir Alan Sugar, the...

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