Entrepreneurs

A glimpse into how Britain's top business owners have found success. 

Why this entrepreneur turned down Richard Branson and McKinsey to start her own business

Why this entrepreneur turned down Richard Branson and McKinsey to start her own ...

Caroline Plumb co-founded FreshMinds and Fluidly, despite some unexpected advice.

Why Metro Bank's Vernon Hill isn't afraid of Lloyds, Barclays or blockchain

Why Metro Bank's Vernon Hill isn't afraid of Lloyds, Barclays or blockchain

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The founder of Britain's first new bank since 1840 on why you...

5 minutes with TrustedHousesitters' Andy Peck

5 minutes with TrustedHousesitters' Andy Peck

How two near death experiences and a dog called Dave led to the birth of...

5 minutes with Aceleron's Carlton Cummins...

5 minutes with Aceleron's Carlton Cummins...

The greentech entrepreneur has grown his university project to revolutionise the way the world disposes...

How I beat the odds... Annabel Karmel

How I beat the odds... Annabel Karmel

After the death of her daughter, the 'mumpreneur' has taken her baby food brand from...

Is Paris Europe's new tech hub?

Is Paris Europe's new tech hub?

The world's largest startup incubator highlights Paris's growing popularity as a tech powerhouse.

5 minutes with Rob Wilson, the boss turning bread into beer

5 minutes with Rob Wilson, the boss turning bread into beer

Social enterprise Toast Ale's 'Chief Toaster' is on a mission to prove that the alternative...

Meet the export entrepreneur who has taken the family business from Grimsby to global

Meet the export entrepreneur who has taken the family business from Grimsby to ...

Sean Ramsden's export business Ramsden International has benefited from Brexit depreciation and the rise of...

5 minutes with Jeff Doble, estate agent kingpin

5 minutes with Jeff Doble, estate agent kingpin

The Dexters CEO has seen his company grow despite a challenging market.

5 tips to get your business investment ready

5 tips to get your business investment ready

Private equity boss Andy Grove reveals what investors look for in growing companies.

5 minutes with George Bevis... the man leading the SME banking revolution

5 minutes with George Bevis... the man leading the SME banking revolution

The founder of fintech app Tide reveals how it's become one of Britain's fastest growing...

In defence of family businesses

In defence of family businesses

Rather than rushing to exit, entrepreneurs should consider building a business to last, says family...

How Xavier Bernal went from homeless to helping the NHS

How Xavier Bernal went from homeless to helping the NHS

The founder of growing startup Findoc is changing the way patients book appointments.

'My last trip to Libya was cut short when a bomb went off outside my hotel' - Chester King

'My last trip to Libya was cut short when a bomb went off ...

The co-owner of the International Group explains what it takes for British companies to succeed...

5 minutes with... Dana Denis-Smith, Obelisk Support CEO

5 minutes with... Dana Denis-Smith, Obelisk Support CEO

The 35 Women Under 35 alumna is using flexible legal talent to bring outsourcing back...

How this MP built a multi-million pound business by cold calling the chairman of Shell

How this MP built a multi-million pound business by cold calling the chairman ...

'To my amazement, he actually picked up,' says Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury....

5 minutes with... Susie Cummings, the entrepreneur changing the way boardrooms recruit

5 minutes with... Susie Cummings, the entrepreneur changing the way boardrooms recruit

Boardroom diversity is in, little black books are out for C-suite headhunting platform Nurole.

Entrepreneurs: Unlock your inner poet

Entrepreneurs: Unlock your inner poet

Roses are red, violets are blue, let these rhymes inspire you, says Faisal Butt.

5 secrets to transforming your start-up into a scale-up

5 secrets to transforming your start-up into a scale-up

It is possible to grow up without growing stale.

5 minutes with... Imran Shezad, founder of Zero Skin

5 minutes with... Imran Shezad, founder of Zero Skin

Born in Manchester and beloved by Rita Ora and P. Diddy, this unisex skincare brand...

5 minutes with... Doug Ker, boss of handbag maker Meli Melo

5 minutes with... Doug Ker, boss of handbag maker Meli Melo

British label Meli Melo counts the Duchess of Cambridge and Sienna Miller among its fans....

How Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad secretly became the world's richest man

How Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad secretly became the world's richest man

Recently deceased billionaire Ingvar Kamprad started Ikea in rural Sweden at the age of 17...

Gordon's foray into pink gin proves just the tonic for Pinkster

Gordon's foray into pink gin proves just the tonic for Pinkster

Why things are looking rosy for the pink gin pioneer.

Tangle Teezer boss: 'I'm doing a Dyson'

Tangle Teezer boss: 'I'm doing a Dyson'

Shaun Pulfrey, inventor of the world's most popular detangling brush, breaks into uncharted territory (the...

How to get your dream job with a start-up

How to get your dream job with a start-up

VC and author Jeffrey Bussgang shares tips on picking the right company to work for....

5 minutes with... Andrew Keeble, founder of Heck

5 minutes with... Andrew Keeble, founder of Heck

The sausage-maker on building a £25m brand in five years, why he'll never sell the...

5 minutes with... Tej Lalvani, TV Dragon and CEO of Vitabiotics

5 minutes with... Tej Lalvani, TV Dragon and CEO of Vitabiotics

The new dragon on finding a niche and his plans to expand the family supplements...

The power of walking

The power of walking

Nothing beats the creative rush of a good stroll. Let's walk and talk, says Faisal...

Meet James Cadbury, the chocolate entrepreneur taking on mighty Mondelez

Meet James Cadbury, the chocolate entrepreneur taking on mighty Mondelez

A scion of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty unveils bold plans for a confectionary start-up.

5 Minutes with Alex Robson, King of Soho gin

5 Minutes with Alex Robson, King of Soho gin

The co-founder of West End Drinks named her gin in honour of her co-founder's father,...

A cheat's guide to growing your business

A cheat's guide to growing your business

The path to start-up success is long, not to mention steep. Fortunately, there are some...

Gett CEO Matteo de Renzi: 'If we don't keep on changing, we die'

Gett CEO Matteo de Renzi: 'If we don't keep on changing, we die' ...

The ride hailer doesn't expect Uber to go anywhere fast.

2017 in business: A year in review

2017 in business: A year in review

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love said MT... here are our picks...

10 minutes with...Send My Bag CEO Adam Ewart

10 minutes with...Send My Bag CEO Adam Ewart

Meet the entrepreneur taking on excess baggage fees.

How Paul Redpath went from student to software entrepreneur

How Paul Redpath went from student to software entrepreneur

SPONSORED: Straight out of uni, Paul Redpath started Catalyst2 with just one server. Here's how...

10 minutes with... Johnny Hon, Global Group

10 minutes with... Johnny Hon, Global Group

The Hong Kong based VC tells MT what he looks for when investing in entrepreneurs....

How to survive your first year as a start up

How to survive your first year as a start up

VIDEO: In the UK, 20% of businesses collapse within the first year. Five entrepreneurs reveal...

5 minutes with...LDN Muscle co-founder Tom Exton

5 minutes with...LDN Muscle co-founder Tom Exton

YouTuber, City worker and co-founder of a £1.4m fitness business... Tom Exton isn't afraid to...

ClickMechanic co-founder: 'Hustle hard, get out there, experiment'

ClickMechanic co-founder: 'Hustle hard, get out there, experiment'

VIDEO: Andrew Jervis (pictured right) co-founded ClickMechanic in 2012 and has built it into the...

Five minutes with... Solitaire Townsend, Futerra

Five minutes with... Solitaire Townsend, Futerra

The co-founder of the sustainability-focused 'change agency' says a little optimism can make all the...

Five minutes with... Nails Inc founder Thea Green

Five minutes with... Nails Inc founder Thea Green

Thea Green left journalism to set up her own chain of nail bars in 1999....

How can SMEs exploit Black Friday?

How can SMEs exploit Black Friday?

Black Friday is huge for big retailers, but smaller businesses are also getting in on...

Meet the entrepreneur giving insurance an upgrade

Meet the entrepreneur giving insurance an upgrade

Phoebe Hugh wants to put the power in the hands of the consumer with Brolly....

Laundrapp boss Ed Relf: 'Always hire for your weaknesses'

Laundrapp boss Ed Relf: 'Always hire for your weaknesses'

VIDEO: Want to scale up your start up? We quizzed five entrepreneurs on how they...

Meet the entrepreneur tackling TV diversity

Meet the entrepreneur tackling TV diversity

Josh Wilson saw few BAME faces in television production, so he decided to do something...

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...

Laundrapp co-founder: My 10 biggest lessons

Laundrapp co-founder: My 10 biggest lessons

Serial entrepreneur Ed Relf has expanded on-demand laundry service Laundrapp into 100 towns and cities...