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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Bridgewater Hall, The

Bridgewater Hall, The
Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3WS
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 950 0000
Capacity: 1875

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester's international concert hall, provides a unique and alternative venue for a variety of corporate functions. The magnificent auditorium, the stylish foyers and the tall, spacious dimensions of the Barbirolli Room offer flexibility for events from 10 to 1875 delegates.

  • 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.