When we profiled Rob Small’s gaming site Miniclip in May last year, we had an inkling that the business was going to be huge. Back then, the company had over 35 million users. Today, that figure’s tops 45 million and the numbers are still building.
At the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards last night, we had a surprise visit from our new Mayor. And he was on barnstorming form.
We first interviewed Synseal founder Gary Dutton back in 2004, when he was on the brink of becoming the UK’s biggest player in the PVC windows industry. Last week, the “no O-levels, been-bust-twice" former sole trader from Mansfield was made an MBE for his services to manufacturing.