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Entrepreneurs Panel

David Pollock
Brian Hay
Tony Caldeira
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
Julie Meyer
Jennie Johnson
Charlie Mullins
Richard O'Sullivan
Steve Purdham
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts

Ascot Racecourse

High Street Ascot
Berkshire SL5 7JX
United Kingdom
Phone: 01344 878 574
Fax: 0870 460 1248
Capacity: 3000
Website URL:

Ascot Racecourse has a reputation for having hosted some of the most prestigious corporations in the world. From an executive meeting to a magnificent presentation, you will be accommodated in style. Whether configured as a Theatre, Classroom or Boardroom, the Ascot conference venues have everything an important event needs.

* Conference and training events from 10 people to 3,000
* 300 meeting and dining rooms, including 270 private boxes (12-36 people)
* State-of-the-art facilities including wireless technology

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.