“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. Drucker,


Minicab monarch: John Griffin

John Griffin is the man behind Addison Lee, an acquisitive, multi-million pound minicab business which is taking on the might of London's black taxi drivers.


When an entrepreneur’s ambition is truly limitless

In business, some people really do reach for the stars. Simon Cook, chief executive of venture capital firm DFJ Esprit, explores what happens when an entrepreneur's ambition is truly limitless.


Scott Nursten: What I wish I’d known

After Scott Nursten’s entrepreneurial dreams fell apart in Zimbabwe, he came to the UK and started IT company s2s. The business has won numerous awards and was acquired by technology company Bailey Teswaine in 2007. He is still managing director

PR and Marketing Strategy

Caprice talks lingerie (and business)

Having made the transition from lads' mags to business, former Wonderbra model Caprice Bourret now fully finances, designs, models and markets her own lingerie brand, By Caprice.


Social entrepreneur: Jenny Legatte

Jenny Legatte of equestrian social enterprise Equibuddy tells how sharing resources enabled her to combine charitable and commercial aims.


Keith Tozzi: Accidental entrepreneur 

Keith Tozzi may have stumbled across the idea for drugs and alcohol testing provider Concateno, but there’s nothing fortuitous about the chairman’s approach to growing a business for a big sale.


Go with the flow: Charlie Mullins

From the age of nine, plucky plumber Charlie Mullins dreamed of picking up a plunger. The 52-year-old saw his company Pimlico Plumbers recently turn over £13.2 million and his clients include Jonathan Ross and Daniel Craig.


Spending it: Kavita Oberoi

Fresh from her appearance in Channel 4 reality show The Secret Millionaire, the founder of Oberoi Consulting talks to GrowthBusiness about entrepreneurial responsibility.


Robin Holiday’s racing heart

Robin Holiday combines his entrepreneurial acumen with a commitment to the community through his not-for-profit school uniform business.

Venture Capital Funding

Eric Archambeau: Strictly mainstream

GrowthBusiness interviews Wellington Partners’ Eric Archambeau.


Wish I’d known… Tom Weston

Back in 1999, Tom Weston hired a chief exec to take the reins, allowing him to become chairman of the company he had founded, Sunrise Software. Three years later, Weston discovered Sunrise was on the verge of going under.


Jonathan Straight: specs appeal

The CEO of AIM-listed recycling products company Straight reveals why he loves making a spectacle of himself.