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Hotel Chocolat founders land tasty £40m payday

Hotel Chocolat founders land tasty £40m payday

Peter Harris and Angus Thirlwell have floated the company today at a value of £167m. Will it be able to avoid the mistakes of Thorntons?

 

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06 May 2016

A year on from the introduction of SPL, parents who have tried the option discuss how it could change flexibility surrounding parental leave.

 
 
Meet Joseph Valente, the entrepreneur who won over Alan Sugar

Meet Joseph Valente, the entrepreneur who won over Alan Sugar

06 May 2016

The plucky winner of The Apprentice 2015 has big plans for his plumbing and heating firm.

 
 
What were the 90s like for business?

What were the 90s like for business?

06 May 2016

It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some gems from times gone by. The fourth in our series: 1991-95.

 
 
How the Biscuiteers are icing their way to sweet success

How the Biscuiteers are icing their way to sweet success

05 May 2016

Entrepreneur Harriet Hastings doesn't think her biscuit delivery business will be crumbling anytime soon.

 
 
Caroline Plumb's three top reads

Caroline Plumb's three top reads

04 May 2016

The CEO and founder of FreshMinds enjoys reading about the art of rhetoric, Paula Radcliffe and Genghis Khan.

 
 
Hermann Hauser: 'An A team with C technology wins over a C team with A technology every time'

Hermann Hauser: 'An A team with C technology wins over a C team with A technology every time'

03 May 2016

YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: Hermann Hauser on how he started Acorn Computers and why biosciences will be the next big thing.

 
 
The BHS blame-game is an ugly business

The BHS blame-game is an ugly business

29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: You might not like Philip Green's taste but a healthy economy needs his like.

 
 
Meet the former stripper who has Waitrose going wild for his noodles

Meet the former stripper who has Waitrose going wild for his noodles

29 April 2016

Ross Mendham's low-carb Bare Naked Foods are proving a hit with the health-conscious.

 
 
Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

29 April 2016

Immersing yourself in your venture is the only way to know whether you're a good fit, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

29 April 2016

The ecommerce site has made significant improvements to gender parity in its workforce.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form