Michael Acton Smith has it all: a business with a nine-figure turnover, fame, respect, and is soon to be the proud owner of his own island. But life wasn’t always so good...
Laura Tenison has managed that mystical feat of running a business that’s profitable and responsible. But she’s no green warrior, discovers Hannah Prevett
Paul Lindley is a man with his eye on the prize – going from two products in one UK supermarket to 76 products in 12 countries in just six years, kids’ food brand Ella’s Kitchen is no one hit wonder
When Richard Moross first founded moo.com, he had an absolute gem of an idea. But it didn’t work. Customers just didn’t get it. Then, one little pivot was all it took to blow the competition out of the water
The year 2013 will mark King of Shaves’ 20th birthday. The past two decades haven't been smooth sailing, but with founder Will King’s firm hand on the tiller, the business has survived and thrived – becoming one of the UK’s favourite home-grown brands
Dismissed by her teachers as unrealistic and written off as a young single mother, Kanya King overcame all the odds to found Europe’s largest urban music awards show
In a downturn, strong, fast-growth businesses are like gold dust: we need them if our economy is to grow and thrive. Birmingham’s Bullion By Post is well and truly a child of the recession