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Everything you need to know about Onfido

The business focusing on identity verification

Elliot Castle

How to sell a house without any hassle

We speak to Elliot Castle from We Buy Any Home

Quiqup group shot

CEO and co-founder, Bassel El Koussa, reveals all about Quiqup

Take a look at this delivery service business


We speak with Upad the online letting agent

James Davis, Founder and CEO of Upad


HeadBox prepares for expansion

What is the company all about? Take a look…

House under repair

This London startup is changing the way Brits repair homes

The hottest London startup you need to know about 

Jaqui O'Donovan

Meet the woman who struck gold with garbage

Everything you need to know about O’ Donovan Waste Disposal

Richard Peel

How Richard Peel scaled his outsourcing business

We chat to the director of AFP Services Limited

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton carries their handbags and they've just raised £3m - meet team Knomo

The British bagmaker that wants to conquer international markets

Jamie Laing

From ladies' man to businessman - Made in Chelsea playboy Jamie Laing on scaling his sweet brand Candy Kittens

Can the McVitie’s heir repeat his family’s success by selling gourmet gummy candy?

Property Partner Dan Gandesha

Crowdfunding for homes? Residential investment for as little as £50? Sounds incredible. We meet Property Partner's Dan Gandesha

The founder and CEO of Property Partner, Dan Gandesha, tells us how he plans to build a “global property stock exchange”

Amer Hasan

The former cab driver who REJECTED Dragons' Den to launch Uber rival Minicabit

Can Amer Hasan’s taxi app hit £100m in revenue by 2020?

Adam Breeden Bounce Entreprenerd

Entreprenerd: Less stress, more successVideo

Adam Breeden, co-founder and CEO of table tennis bar Bounce, on how entrepreneurs can make it through Christmas without tearing their hair out

Entreprenerd viral selfie Lee Thompson

Entreprenerd: How to go viralVideo

Anyone can do it, with a bit of creativity and planning

Donald Trump self pointing

Is banning Trump from the UK the most popular political cause ever? It looks that way

Here’s which petitions the block Trump petition has trumped

Alice Bentinck

Entreprenerd: The problem with women in techVideo

What’s stopping women from launching their own tech start-ups?

Virgin Galactic 747

Branson to launch Virgin Galactic rockets into space from jumbo jetVideo

Boeing 747 named Cosmic Girl to be used as launchpad for space travel

Robyn and Sandip Entreprenerd

Entreprenerd: The painful truth of quitting your job to run a start-up that doesn't go to planVideo

We meet a man who found out growth doesn’t necessarily equal long-term success

Susie Ambrose and Robyn

Entreprenerd: From refugee to multimillionaire in 25 yearsVideo

We meet a woman who built her business from literally nothing

Peter Goodman

Entreprenerd: Here’s how to fail the right wayVideo

We chatted to an entrepreneur whose business was a massive success… well, at least the last one was


From zero to £300m in eight years – 6 infallible business lessons from BrewDog founder James Watt

How a former fishing boat captain set up one of the UK’s largest craft beer companies

Lord Sugar

How rich is Lord Sugar?

Millionaire or billionaire? We find out

Alison Esse

Entreprenerd podcast: How a cheeky small business managed to convince clients it was bigVideo

It just took a little help from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant

Mark Wright apprentice

EXCLUSIVE: Running a business with Lord Sugar is 10x harder than The Apprentice, says winner Mark Wright

Ahead of the new series of The Apprentice tomorrow, we caught up with last year’s winner on what it’s really like working with Lord Sugar

Sir James Dyson

How rich is Sir James Dyson?

The vaccum king has no vacuum of money in his life

Lord Karan Bilimoria

What is Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria's new tech venture?

Entrepreneur and cross-bench peer Lord Bilimoria is venturing into the tech sector by launching PictoSo – a free photo-sharing app for smartphones.

Ross Williams

The love business: How Ross Williams set up a £43.2m dating network

The founder and CEO of Venntro Media Group on scaling his business

Things that entrepreneurs want from government

Five things that entrepreneurs want from government

What do businesses need to make Britain an economic powerhouse?

Kids Company

"I'm worried people might kill themselves" - Inside the collapse of Kids Company

Will the media have “blood on its hands” as Kids Company closes its doors?

London skyline with Google, Facebook and other logos superimposed onto the skyline

Here's how Britain can build more billion-dollar tech companies

The tech sector has never seemed more welcoming for would-be entrepreneurs, says Powa Technologies founder Dan Wagner

Edwina Dunn, founder, Dunnhumby

Edwina Dunn: Tech is no longer a “men-only” industry

The Dunnhumby co-founder says it’s vital that a new culture which embraces science and technology is rooted in our education system as well as wider society

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins OBE: Britain needs more apprenticeships, not degrees

The Pimlico Plumbers founder and CEO says Britain needs to get over its obsession with degrees

Businesspeople boxing

Ed's Easy Diner boss Stephen Greene: The media creates a wrong impression of business

Let’s change the perception of  enterprise, says Greene

Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia: Failure is NOT a dirty word

Amit Bhatia is chairman, Hope Construction Materials, & vice chairman, Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Theo Paphitis at the UKTI Explore Asia conference

Theo Paphitis: Let's teach entrepreneurialism

The Ryman chairman and former Dragon’s idea to secure Britain’s ambition

Securing Britain's Ambition

SECURING BRITAIN’S AMBITION - London business leaders' game plan to cement economic growth

Game-changing ideas from Sir Martin Sorrell, Theo Paphitis and many more

Amelia Rope

Meet Amelia Rope, the Masterchef contestant who became a successful chocolatier

This article appears in partnership with British Library

Alfie Best, founder of Wyldecrest Parks

Rags to riches: How Romany Gypsy Alfie Best built a business worth £200m

Best on building a business in the recession and why he’s proud of his Gypsy roots

Sasha Williamson 622 466

One to watch: Luminet, the London business growing 41% year-on-year

Does this London firm have the solution to the productivity puzzle?

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Can billionaire Sir Stelios's start-up, easyProperty, transform how we buy property?

How does easyProperty plan to compete in the very crowded space of property agents?

Hedge Fund Rich List is out, who’s first place?

These are the top 20 richest people in Britain

London has more billionaires than any other city in the world

David Spencer Percival

How one man took his business from zero to £77m in four years

David Spencer-Percival’s recruitment firm on course to make £80m gross profit by 2018

Richard Branson - Pitch to Rich

Fancy winning up to £250,000 from Richard Branson?

He’s looking for fast-growth SMEs and start-ups. Move fast to win!

Branson smiling 300

Seven awesome quotes about being an entrepreneur

What it takes to be a great, by the greats

Sir Martin Sorrell

Kerching! Sir Martin Sorrell to get £36m pay packet

Adman and Europhile, Sir Martin Sorrell, looks set to remain the FTSE 100’s highest paid CEO for 2014.

Question mark

Dragons' Den: Which Dragons buddy up together most often to invest?

Want to make it in their firey cavern? Then know how to play the team

Sir Philip Green and Kim Kardashian

Sir Philip Green to sell BHS at last – but who would buy it?

Sir Philip Green (pictured above with Kim Kardashian) is poised to sell off his department store chain, BHS.

Peter Janes, Shopa

Shopa founder Peter Janes just raised $11m. He tells us how

The social shopping site you need to know about

The Snapchat icon

Snapchat could become the third-most valuable start-up in the world

It’s not even four years old, yet it could be valued at $19bn

Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark founder

JustPark just crowdfunded £1m in FOUR DAYS. We ask its founder how he did it

Entrepreneur Anthony Eskinazi on creating the most successful campaign in Crowdcube’s history


The man who made billions from Nutella has died

Italy’s richest person remembered

Graham Cox, sales director, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd

How this £85m business TRIPLED revenue in six years

KYOCERA Document Solutions aims to hit £93m in annual turnover this year

Li Ka-Shing

This man now owns one in three UK trains. Who is he?

The not-so-fat controller of UK trains

Kelly Hoppen, the new arrival on Dragons' Den and famous interior designer

Kelly Hoppen MBE: “You can't be fearful of failure”

The entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star talks to LondonlovesBusiness.com

Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer is leaving The Apprentice

The Apprentice is a divisive show among the entrepreneurs and businesspeople we chat to here at LondonlovesBusiness.com.

Andy McLoughlin, co-founder, Huddle

Huddle just raised $51m. Meet co-founder Andy McLoughlinVideo

Want to learn about serious fundraising and growth? Read on

Brompton World Champs 2013

Riding into the unknown: the extraordinary growth of Brompton BicycleVideo

We visited the Brompton Bicycle factory to witness the building of a global brand

Telcoms and broadband in the UK

The $200m London telco business you've never heard of

We chat to New Call Telecom CEO Nigel Eastwood

Nick Wheeler

From zero to £190m: How Nick Wheeler built Charles Tyrwhitt

Fans of the 28-year-old shirts business include Lord Sugar

Richard Branson

12 inspiring quotes on why failure is awesome

From entrepreneurs, authors and icons

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has just been ranked the UK’s top entrepreneur

“I want to be more famous than Persil,” Victoria Beckham declared at the beginning of her career.

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss: A good leader knows they’re not always right

The former England cricket captain tells us what he’s learnt about being in charge

Dave Fishwick

Bank of Dave is coming to a high street near you. Would you bank there?

We talk to founder and TV star Dave Fishwick about the new bank that half the country want to switch to

Prof Brian Cox

Prof Brian Cox: This is how we inspire kids to get into science and tech

The scientist and TV personality discusses the problem with getting kids interested in STEM careers

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