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Penny Streeter’s tough decisions at Ambition 24

The right decisions are not always the best ones, explains Penny Streeter, founder of Ambition 24. The company provides nurses and carers on a last-minute basis and has a turnover of over £50 million.

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Fast, cool, classic cars

The super-exclusive, uber-exquisite and disgracefully expensive status car is the universal symbol of success. Everyone eventually succumbs to the allure of owning the smartest set of wheels money can buy.

Entrepreneurs

Cally Affleck’s mail order coffee business Boaters: What I wish I’d known

Former air hostess Cally Affleck and her husband Richard set up mail order coffee business Boaters in 1989 with £1,000.

Entrepreneurs

On the up…Great Guns Marketing

Liz Jackson launched her telemarketing business, Great Guns Marketing in 1998 with £5,000 from the Prince’s Trust. The business now has a turnover of £1.5 million, and has grown more than 40 per cent each year.

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Anne Glover: Leading lady

There’s a new hand on the tiller at the Old Boys’ Club (aka BVCA), the redoubtable Anne Glover.

Entrepreneurs

Karl Watkin: The lure of technology

Ideas man Karl Watkin is back - with an enthusiasm undimmed by a three-year bear market.