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

Entrepreneurs

Rising star James Murray Wells of Glassesdirect.co.uk

James Murray Wells started online spectacles retailer Glassesdirect.co.uk with the last £1,000 of his student loan. With the help of VCs he is now aiming to turn it into a £1 billion company.

Entrepreneurs

My best business decision: Sam Sharma

Sam Sharma, CEO of courier company Rico Logistics, took a massive risk when he decided to set up a national delivery network.

News

Rising star: James Murray of Glassesdirect.co.uk

James Murray Wells started online spectacles retailer Glassesdirect.co.uk with the last £1,000 of his student loan. With the help of VCs he is now aiming to turn it into a £1 billion company.

Entrepreneurs

Rachel Elnaugh Interview

Rachel Elnaugh shot to fame in 2005 as one of the investors on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, but crashed back down when her gift experiences business Red Letter Days went to the wall, along with her career as a dragon

Entrepreneurs

Eric McCleneghan: the fastest car on the road

Most business leaders need a break from the stresses of running a company. And then there are those who chill out by doing something even more stressful, like Eric McCleneghan, CEO of discount retailer Premier Direct.

Growth Planning

Meet the eco-entrepreneurs

‘A lot of environmental initiatives are seen as costing money – for example, going carbon neutral – but this one offers the double whammy of cost savings and doing something to help the environment.’

Entrepreneurs

Simon Daniel: Charged with success

Simon Daniel is a little bit strange. He says things like: 'Fifteen billion batteries a year are made and thrown away. I worked that out the other day to be the equivalent to a column of batteries going to the moon and back.'

Entrepreneurs

Malcolm Millar is full steam ahead at Raymarine

Having recently been crowned Chief Executive of the Year at 2006 Quoted Company Awards, Malcolm Millar continues to drive Raymarine, the provider of hi-tech products for the leisure boat industry, forward at a rate of knots.

Entrepreneurs

Jeremy Middleton: Media Square mogul

Jeremy Middleton is passionate about using acquisitions as a rapid growth strategy and there's no denying he knows how to put failing businesses back on their feet.

Entrepreneurs

Martin Webb: Worldly-wise Webb

Martin Webb has dabbled in DJ’ing, bankrupted a design company, and successfully launched and sold bar chains and radio stations. His current ventures include an exclusive French adventure centre, a printing website and a not-for-profit pub. And he still finds time to star on Channel 4.

Entrepreneurs

Betting on the big deal

In 1997, City Cruises was an established business with turnover approaching £4 million but founder Gary Beckwith wanted more. A year later, he risked everything by betting he could secure a lucrative contract.

Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Clark: What I wish I’d known

Jonathan Clark founded direct marketing agency Clark McKay & Walpole in 1995 with Janet McKay. By September this year he had created a business boasting revenues of £9.1 million and operating profits of £900,000.