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    1. November 29, 2013

      Hairdresser’s brush with success

      Shaun Pulfrey, 51, launched his Tangle Teezer detangling hairbrush in late 2007, having been turned down for an investment...

    2. October 8, 2013

      ‘Entre-tainment’ plays role in making business more popular

      Britain now has more businesses than viewers of Dragons’ Den, the television show in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch for...

    1. July 25, 2013

      As a critic of capitalism, Welby is a man with a point

      For the unbeliever, the correlation between moral authority and wearing a big, pointy hat has always been suspect. But...

    2. March 28, 2013

      Dragons’ Den Jones reopens Jessops

      Jessops, the photography retailer, made a surprise return to the high street on Thursday as Peter Jones, the entrepreneur,...

    3. March 6, 2013

      Discounted parts shore up Lookers sales

      Changes to rules governing takeovers of auto dealerships are creating expansion opportunities for Lookers, the chain of UK...

    4. February 1, 2013

      Dragons’ Den Jones snaps up Jessops

      Jessops, the camera retailer that collapsed into administration in January, has been snapped up by a group of investors...

    5. October 9, 2012

      Education: Proper schooling of future entrepreneurs

      Entrepreneurs may be made, rather than born, but can they be taught? The increased media coverage of business, through...

    6. August 15, 2012

      Pick-up in UK car market boosts Lookers

      The UK car market is picking up – and it is picking up at Lookers quicker than elsewhere. The car dealer outperformed the...

    7. May 25, 2012

      Recipe for success

      Entrepreneur, cook and musician Levi Roots, 53 – whose real name is Keith Graham – rose to fame after pitching his Reggae...

    8. May 10, 2012

      Bonus rise for Pendragon chief rejected

      Pendragon, the UK car dealer, became the latest victim of rising shareholder anger against excessive pay after investors...

    9. March 13, 2012

      Branson seeks aid for young entrepreneurs

      School leavers who opted not to go to university would be eligible for a student loan to start a business instead if plans...

    10. January 6, 2012

      JD Sports set to rescue Blacks Leisure

      JD Sports is set to acquire the bulk of Blacks Leisure, the struggling outdoor clothing retailer, through a pre-pack...

    11. January 5, 2012

      ‘Dragon’ Jones joins race for Blacks

      Peter Jones, the entrepreneur and star of the BBC programme Dragons’ Den, has emerged as one of four bidders battling to win...

    12. September 23, 2011

      Giving birth to a drain on resources

      From Mr Peter Jones. Sir, Clive Cookson’s analysis (“Welcome, number seven billion”, September 19) is a timely reminder of...

    13. August 17, 2011

      Lookers’ interim revenues reach £1bn

      Money-conscious consumers opting to repair their cars rather than purchase a new vehicle have pushed interim revenues at...

    14. August 6, 2011

      Axis-Shield gains after rival’s hostile offer

      Axis-Shield , the medical diagnostics group, bucked the weak market trend on Friday. Its shares firmed 1.8 per cent to 458p...

    15. July 29, 2011

      Expansys shares up on 30% revenue rise

      Shares in Expansys jumped this week after full-year like-for-like revenues at the Aim-traded online store operator rose by...

    16. July 18, 2011

      Rights hitch in enterprise celebrations

      Global Enterprise Week (GEW), the annual celebration of start-up activity, is without a British backer with only two and a...

    17. March 15, 2011

      Small caps: Avanti bucks weak trend

      Avanti Communications Group bucked the weak market trend, rising 6.2 per cent to 450p after the satellite communications...

    18. March 9, 2011

      Lookers boosted by car parts business

      Even if they are not buying new cars, drivers’ determination to keep their current vehicles in good condition more than...

    19. January 13, 2011

      Employee ideas thrown to the dragons

      The boardroom is buzzing with a mix of excitement and nerves. A team of employees optimistically watches as the executive...

    20. January 7, 2011

      Do they smoke in heaven?

      Sir David Tang offers his idiosyncratic advice to readers I once saw you in New York outside Harry Cipriani at the...

    21. December 6, 2010

      Enterprise UK hit by funding cut

      The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is pulling the plug on its funding for Enterprise UK, the...

    22. November 22, 2010

      Education essential for new businesses to succeed

      The rate of failure for new businesses must be brought down significantly if the UK is to become a more enterpreneurial...

    23. November 18, 2010

      20 questions: Peter Jones

      Known in Britain as one of the investors in reality television programme Dragons’ Den, and in the US for American Inventor,...

    24. November 15, 2010

      Business mentoring network to be set up

      A national network of 40,000 business mentors to help advise nurture fledgling entrepreneurs is to be created by the...

    25. November 3, 2010

      Commitment to apprenticeships

      From Mr David Frost and others Sir, As the FT reports every day, business is a competitive environment. Rarely does the...

    26. August 18, 2010

      Lookers sees used car slowdown

      Looking up: the car dealer’s interim overall sales and profits increased, but while new vehicle performance shone, used cars...

    27. July 17, 2010

      Fire-breathing – and full of hot air

      The theme music is sinister. Black Range Rovers, top-class gas guzzlers, sweep into an empty street. Four men and one woman...

    28. July 6, 2010

      Expansys to expand via £38m reverse takeover

      Peter Jones, the telecoms entrepreneur, is to combine Expansys, the Aim-traded e-commerce site in which he is the largest...

    29. June 19, 2010

      ‘Good design touches the soul’

      Nadja Swarovski, 40, is vice-president of international communications and creative director of the Austrian-based crystal...

    30. March 10, 2010

      Parts and service unit drives Lookers into black

      Lookers, the motor dealership, moved from a loss to a profit after it sold more parts and services in Britain's worst year...

    31. March 10, 2010

      Car repairs drive Lookers into black

      Lookers, the motor dealership, moved from a loss to a profit after it sold more parts and services in Britain’s worst year...

    32. February 25, 2010

      Moneysupermarket plans £25m pay-out

      Moneysupermarket.com has pledged to return an extra £25m in special dividends to shareholders as a display of confidence...

    33. February 24, 2010

      Moneysupermarket plans £25m pay-out

      Comedian Omid Djalili is raising a smile at the price-comparison site as the TV adverts in which he stars have boosted...

    34. November 27, 2009

      Imran Hakim: My First Million

      Imran Hakim, 32, appeared on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den in January 2007, seeking investment for his iTeddy – a soft toy that...

    35. October 31, 2009

      Scrappage buoys Lookers

      Lookers, the car-dealership network, forecast that full-year results would be ahead of last year thanks to the government's...

    36. October 30, 2009

      Lookers benefits from car scrappage scheme

      Lookers, the car dealership network, forecast that full-year results would be ahead of last year thanks to the government’s...

    37. October 20, 2009

      Defaults on European securities set to deepen

      Default rates may have peaked for US mortgage-backed bonds, but the worst is likely still to come for European securities....

    38. October 19, 2009

      Europe securities defaults set to deepen

      Default rates may have peaked for US mortgage-backed bonds but the worst is likely still to come for European securities....

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