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‘Why an IPO was right for musicMagpie’ – Steve Oliver

A lot has changed since Walter Gleeson and Steve Oliver launched musicMagpie from a garage in Hazel ...

The rise and rise of musicMagpie

December 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the nadir in Steve Oliver’s professional career and t...

‘Having a disabled son changed my outlook on life’

James Wilkinson recently turned 40 and is a changed man. He’s the CEO and co-founder of car fin...

How to build and sell two businesses for £50m inside a decade 

For a man who has, alongside his co-founder David Hague, built and sold two businesses with an aggre...

Meet the ‘transformation CEO’ leading fast-growth Sorted

Sorted is a company which has been on the up for some years now. Founded in 2010 by David Grimes ...

Launching: Swapi – an all-in-one loyalty e-wallet app

Who? Swapi is the brainchild of entrepreneur Pete Howroyd, who has worked in retail loyalty for o...

Don’t apologise for putting growth before profit

Manchester-based software-as-a-service company Pimberly made headlines in November after securing £...

Keep hunting for funding – you only need one ‘yes’ in 100

Startup founders face one of the hardest challenges of their life as they look to simultaneously gro...

Why turnover is for vanity and profit is for sanity

After 13 years in business Paul Woods now looks for one number – gross profit. The managing dir...

McDonald’s was the order we just couldn’t turn down

Dean Ward will never forget the meeting with McDonald’s that added rocket fuel to Evoke Creative...

‘If I saw a ceiling, I’d become bored’ – immersive tech CEO

Olga Dogadkina was always destined to lead a company of her own. Thanks to entrepreneurial parent...