Five of the UK’s richest self-made entrepreneurs

Britain has a track record of producing successful entrepreneurs, but which ones are doing particularly well?

More from The Entrepreneur

Innocent Drink’s Richard Reed on life after a 0 million company

At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at 0 million.

Recruiting native speakers to help with export growth

Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.

Andrew Morris has made sure to keep relationships in good order

Andrew Morris has made sure to keep relationships in good order

Don't burn bridges you might need later in your career

A career in business will put you into contact with a wide range of people, so maintaining contact with them can prove useful, explains Academy for Chief Executives CEO Andrew Morris.

DFJ Esprit’s Scott Sage: London is ten years behind Silicon Valley

GrowthBusiness speaks with new DFJ Esprit partner Scott Sage to find out where he's carved out an investment expertise and how he compares the London set-up with Silicon Valley.

Beat the freeze with heated cycling gloves

The success of British cyclists and disruptive tube strikes have seen a growing number of people take to the streets and bike to work.

More from: Be an Entrepreneur

If the suit fits: Elliot Suiter has seen orders grow consistently since launch

If the suit fits: Elliot Suiter has seen orders grow consistently since launch

Retail meets technology: InStitchu and its goal to provide affordable tailored suits 

From working in a bar in Australia and needing a suit for job interviews, Elliot Suiter is now building out a bespoke tailoring service making the most of a growing trend in online retail.

Nurturing a new generation of British entrepreneurs

With the Year of Code now up and running, is the UK education system finally about to start equipping children with the requisite skills necessary to build businesses?

EY now has 167,000 people based in 728 offices in 150 countries

EY now has 167,000 people based in 728 offices in 150 countries

Is it possible to nurture entrepreneurial skills within a large accountancy firm? 

Michel Driessen, operational transactions services leader at EY, looks at how staff can be encouraged to be entrepreneurial at a large professional services business.

In it for the long run: Future Fifty member Green Man Gaming

To coincide with the second crop of Future Fifty companies being named, GrowthBusiness meets Green Man Gaming and its founder Paul Sulyok to find out what being a member involves.

Toby Perkins will be supporting Small Business Saturday from his constituency

Toby Perkins will be supporting Small Business Saturday from his constituency

Toby Perkins: Small Business Saturday can help companies capitalise on potential

Shadow minister for SMEs Toby Perkins tells us how the upcoming Small Business Saturday initiative can help businesses reach the next stage of development.

What factors make a successful entrepreneur?

In an era of business builder proliferation, Simon Middleton, director at Watershed Entrepreneurs, talks about insights used to identify hi-potential, low-risk entrepreneurs.

Hugo Burge, Sascha Hausmann and David Soskin victorious at Investor AllStars

Hugo Burge, Sascha Hausmann and David Soskin victorious at Investor AllStars

HOWZAT Partners: In search of the next Trivago

Finding a promising young start-up in the highly competitive digital market needs skill and tenacity. GrowthBusiness meets HOWZAT Partners and the firm's co-founder David Soskin to find out how the investor found, and then sold, Trivago.

Focus on finance: Transform your business inspiration into success

Steve Attwell, managing director of SMB UK & Ireland at Sage, takes a look at the finance function's journey from shoebox to FD, offering practical tips for business owners and their advisers.

Big idea: Simon King of Octopus Ventures asks the question, 'why wait three years'

Big idea: Simon King of Octopus Ventures asks the question, 'why wait three years'

Building a business: A university alternative through entrepreneurship

As students picking up A-level results hope for high enough grades to secure a university spot, Simon King, a member of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, drives the case for entrepreneurship ahead of further education.

The Collider12 brand way for start-up incubation

As ever more start-ups decide that joining an accelerator is the best way to get some early traction, GrowthBusiness meets one of the new options on the block – Collider12.

Investors and customers: Hop Stuff Brewery raised £58,300 from 70 backers

Investors and customers: Hop Stuff Brewery raised £58,300 from 70 backers

Hop Stuff Brewery: Using crowdfunding to finance a beer business

South London-based Hop Stuff Brewery has become the third brewer to raise capital via equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. GrowthBusiness quizzes the company's founder, James Yeoman, to find out how the process went and just why the micro brewery craze has taken off in the capital.

Business offers for growing companies

  • Compare business insurance quotes

    Tailor your policy, compare quotes and buy in minutes! Up to 50% No Claims Discount. Compare quotes now or call 0845-0723340 today.

More from GrowthBusiness

News & Market Deals

E-commerce entrepreneurs: SecretSales.com's Nish Kukadia and Sash Kukadia

Designer flash sale site SecretSales.com closes new VC deal

A £4.5 million venture capital funding round has been closed by SecretSales.com, as the business looks to ramp up customer acquisition.

Growing A Business

Enterprise Capital Funds are now under the management of the business bank

Business finance: Where to find Enterprise Capital Funds

With Regents Park Partners II ECF bringing the total amount of Enterprise Capital Funds to 16, where does the money lie and what it is targeting?

Comment & Analysis

Is AIM's renaissance complete?

With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM.