Entrepreneurs

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

UK  entrepreneurs need more than just ambition

UK entrepreneurs need more than just ambition

Britain is not short of entrepreneurial aspiration, but growing it is what counts.

Start-Rite shows that small steps can lead to big transformations

Start-Rite shows that small steps can lead to big transformations

A back to basics approach has helped Britain's oldest children's shoe manufacturer find its feet....

The Emoov Story - an investor's perspective

The Emoov Story - an investor's perspective

The hybrid estate agent has increased in value one hundredfold since Faisal Butt backed it...

How Prezola matched John Lewis at the wedding game

How Prezola matched John Lewis at the wedding game

In just seven years Prezola has grown to become the UK's leading wedding gift list...

'The dot com bubble exploded... 10 months later the first plane flew into our building'

'The dot com bubble exploded... 10 months later the first plane flew into ...

How Ingvar Gudmundsson survived 9/11, the Icelandic banking crisis and made the most of a...

'We will probably end up being the biggest pollution company in the world' - Gobbler Boats founder

'We will probably end up being the biggest pollution company in the world' ...

Social entrepreneur Paul Jauncey says he has found the solution to coastal oil pollution.

How to fast track the launch of your product

How to fast track the launch of your product

Graham Harris went from factory worker to multi-million pound business owner when he invented the...

Tech entrepreneur Sumir Karayi: 'I went to one of the worst schools in the country'

Tech entrepreneur Sumir Karayi: 'I went to one of the worst schools in ...

The founder of IT firm 1E on failing fast, British innovation and why you can't...

Surviving the early days of a start-up

Surviving the early days of a start-up

Founding a business is not for the faint-hearted, says Faisal Butt.

Swapping the clinic for the App Store

Swapping the clinic for the App Store

Therapy Box founder Rebecca Bright uses her experience as a speech therapist to create apps...

Giving up could be the best decision you ever made

Giving up could be the best decision you ever made

Starting a business without challenging your biases puts you on the path to disaster.

Eat Natural's co-founder on turning peanuts into pounds

Eat Natural's co-founder on turning peanuts into pounds

From hand-making bars in a small factory in Essex, Praveen Vijn now sells 100 million...

Entrepreneurial lessons from a clown

Entrepreneurial lessons from a clown

MT sat down with real life clown, Partyman Group founder, CEO and business coach James...

The secret to going global with WeWork's Eugen Miropolski

The secret to going global with WeWork's Eugen Miropolski

Having grown Airbnb across Europe, WeWork's European MD knows a thing or two about international...

5 minutes with Damien Lee, instant noodle disrupter

5 minutes with Damien Lee, instant noodle disrupter

Virtual kiosks and going against the grain have helped to turn Mr Lee's Noodles into...

Lessons from Warren Buffett: 'The rule of 20 punches'

Lessons from Warren Buffett: 'The rule of 20 punches'

Be patient and pick your battles, says Faisal Butt.

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.