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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

Mecure London Gatwick Airport Hotel

Povey Cross Road
Horley RH6 0BE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01293 820169
Website URL:

The Accor Mercure London Gatwick is located in 5 minutes from the Terminals by shuttle or car and about 7 minutes from the M23. There is extensive on-site parking (when booked through Gatwick Reservations) at the Hotel and access to the Airport by the Hotel's 24-hour shuttle bus.

The Hotel also has a business centre and 15 meeting rooms with full equipment and services.

  • 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.