Kate Bassett

Features editor

Kate has been a business journalist for the past 14 years, editing Real Business magazine and writing for The Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. At MT, you'll find her interviewing business big shots and entrepreneurs, commissioning columnists and running MT's Inspiring Women event.

Jane Wurwand: 'I wouldn't have started Dermalogica if I'd stayed in the UK'

Jane Wurwand: 'I wouldn't have started Dermalogica if I'd stayed in the UK'

Jane Wurwand left Britain in her 20s and went on to launch skincare brand Dermalogica, which sells more than 28 million products globally each year. Here's how she did it.

My secret to staying afloat

My secret to staying afloat

Half of all UK start-ups fail within five years. Five entrepreneurs, including Hiver Beers founder Hannah Rhodes, share their secret to survival.

How I built the UK's fastest growing challenger law firm

How I built the UK's fastest growing challenger law firm

Sarah Goulbourne started law firm Gunnercooke in a Costa Coffee in 2010. Now it's turning over £20m. Here's how she's shaking up the legal sector.

My worst moment in business

My worst moment in business

VIDEO: From dealing with dodgy suppliers to watching huge investment deals fall through, these entrepreneurs have been through it all. Here's how they survived.

Real Innovation Awards 2017: Harnessing the Winds of Change winner

Real Innovation Awards 2017: Harnessing the Winds of Change winner

Charles Rolls and Tim Warrilow knew they could shake up the drinks market with a new premium mixer. Here's how the Fever-Tree founders built a £2.5bn brand.

Real Innovation Awards 2017: The George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person joint winner

Real Innovation Awards 2017: The George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person joint winner

Martha Silcott had to develop the 'skin of two rhinos' to get her business off the ground. Now her biodegradable FabLittleBags are revolutionising the way women dispose of tampons.

Real Innovation Awards 2017: If At First You Don't Succeed winner

Real Innovation Awards 2017: If At First You Don't Succeed winner

Backed to the tune of $450m, OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal has created India's largest branded network of budget hotels. But that wasn't his original business plan...

Meet the entrepreneur turning baldness on its head

Meet the entrepreneur turning baldness on its head

Simon Lane (pictured right) was inspired to start his 'hair-tattooing' business Brandwood after losing his own hair in a childhood accident.

Bulletproof founder: 'I'd rather be a mongrel than a pedigree'

Bulletproof founder: 'I'd rather be a mongrel than a pedigree'

Immigrant Gush Mundae was stopped and searched by the police every week. Now he runs a £16m global design agency.

'Work like mad in your 20s - before you have kids'

'Work like mad in your 20s - before you have kids'

Rachel Carrell went from corporate CEO to starting her own nanny-sharing site. Here's how.