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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...

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  1. The UK Entrepreneur of the Year

    Growth of start­-ups accelerates and the big increase means UK entrepreneurs are provi...
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  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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