To all those fashionably booted fans of Oliver Sweeney, who were stricken by the news of its imminent collapse: fear not. The upmarket shoe designer is being saved by the founders of the Oasis and Warehouse fashion chains.
Try and click on the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform’s website and you’ll notice something strange. It doesn’t exist anymore.
Sick and tired of "having nothing to wear", the Oasis frontman has bitten the bullet and started his own fashion label. Pretty Green, named after a song by The Jam, launched this month and has already seen 100,000 visitors to the online store.
If you thought bank spending had dried up, you’d be wrong. Tom Elgar, founder of software company Serverside, tells Real Business how he’s built a international firm with the banks’ bucks.
Very early start seems only answer as felt I got nowhere yesterday. Having someone hugely competent in customer service is wonderful but with her in place and right hand/head of sales back, was time to open can of worms in that department to find all fears materialised.
Not only is EasyGroup’s Sir Stelios helping disabled entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground, he’s also working alongside Lastminute co-founder Martha Lane-Fox and Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as part of a new TV series called The Good Entrepreneur.