In 2010, three university friends started Funding Circle to provide an alternative to bank lending. Five years later the poster boy for peer-to-peer lending has facilitated loans of more than £650m to UK SMEs – and it’s now taking on the US market
The launch of her bestselling book, My Fight to the Top, means Ultimo founder Michelle Mone is firmly back in the spotlight. But what will the first lady of lingerie turn her attention to next?
When Frances Dickens co-founded Astus in 2003, it was a tall order persuading the media world that the barter business needn’t be confusing nor murky. She’s now doing the same Down Under as the company takes its wares to the world
Fiona Lowry is a successful entrepreneur by anyone’s reckoning – she sold her first business for £95m and is now on her third start-up. But she’s not about to take all the credit
Justine Roberts, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award finalist, explains how she’s changed perceptions of mums over the last 15 years
Watching his mother go through the ups and downs of running a business taught Lopo Champalimaud, co-founder of beauty marketplace Wahanda, a lot about entrepreneurship, discovers Hannah Prevett
With high streets dogged by empty units, Ross Bailey decided to make it easier for companies to find and rent short-term retail space. Less than two years later, investors have ploughed more than £6m into Appear Here, which has more than 10,000 registered
Many entrepreneurs feel under pressure to sell their businesses too early. Caxton FX founder Rupert Lee-Browne is taking a different approach: he’s in it for the long haul