Reacting quickly to market conditions and reformulating the business plan saved my company, says Gary Laurence, founder of recruitment specialist Huntress.
As a DJ, Bruno Brookes found fame and fortune as the nation’s favourite radio presenter. As an entrepreneur he has found success much harder to come by. But, following a few commercial flops, he believes his latest radio venture will thrive.
Eduardo Loigorri and Rob Steele founded business and accounting software company Exchequer in 1984, when they were both 18. Without any external funding, the business has grown to sales of £10 million.
John Perceval swapped a comfortable golfing retirement life to start an internet business in 1996. He tells GrowthBusiness why, now he’s back at the coalface, he’s not quite ready to retire again just yet.
Design agency Now Wash Your Hands launched in 2001 in a depressed market, but has experienced strong growth and is looking this year to double its current turnover of £1 million.
Losses of £73 million, an ousted management team and huge overheads are just three of the factors that have plagued airports and property group Planestation – yet one entrepreneur is aiming to make the business profitable.
Financial backing from the likes of Atlas Venture and Reuters has so far paid off for Eric Guilloteau, founder and chief executive of software company Corizon.
Adrian Tripp is founder and chief executive of Quest Media, which three years ago launched the National Business Awards. They aim to promote excellence and achievement across the British business community.
Oldham-based Innovative Technology, which designs and manufactures a range of low-cost bank note validators, employs 150 people and has a turnover of £15 million.
Brother and sister Ed Reeves and Rachel Clacher are aiming to corner the market with Moneypenny, their telephone answering company.
Rapid growth can backfire if the right controls are not in place. Business XL talks to a company founder whose business has overcome administration and has asked for input as part of our Breakthrough Clinic.
Birmingham City Football Club now has an enviable reputation – both on and off the pitch. Managing director Karren Brady tells GrowthBusiness how she instilled a culture of success in a perennially depressed venture.
Liz Jackson launched her telemarketing business, Great Guns Marketing in 1998 with £5,000 from the Prince’s Trust. The business now has a turnover of £1.5 million, and has grown more than 40 per cent each year.
The right decisions are not always the best ones, explains Penny Streeter, founder of Ambition 24. The company provides nurses and carers on a last-minute basis and has a turnover of over £50 million.
Growth Business Case Study - Richard Downs started specialist travel agency website Iglu.com in 1998 with funding from credit cards, friends and family. He tells us how he created a profitable online travel company.
The super-exclusive, uber-exquisite and disgracefully expensive status car is the universal symbol of success. Everyone eventually succumbs to the allure of owning the smartest set of wheels money can buy.
ihotdesk is an IT outsourcing consultancy. Set up four years ago, the business has around 25 employees. Turnover is just shy of the £1.5 million mark and the company expects to grow by 30 per cent this year.
Midven has invested in Warwickshire-based Aeristech for the second time in three years.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.