Good managers are the key to success

Sliderobes chairman Mick McAleese believes the key to his company’s success has been refining recruitment skills and learning to identify a “good manager from a hole in the head”.

The accidental chairman

Up-and-coming natural grooming brand Bulldog has appointed a part-time chairman although, according to co-founder Rhodri Ferrier, it was almost by accident.

Embracing e-commerce

Kerry Scott, founder of SlimmingSolutions.co.uk, has grown the company’s turnover from £40,000 in 2000 to more than £1m in 2007 by embracing the latest e-commerce technology.

Entrepreneurs get mashed up

Digital entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of some super important people at an event next month in London.

We love Raef Bjayou

Episode one of The Apprentice, and Sir Alan Sugar has already done for the lawyer. As for the self-proclaimed entrepreneur with the buffoned hair, this boy could go far.