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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups.

Activist Peltz plots £1bn fund for FTSE raid

Nelson Peltz, one of the world’s most feared activist investors, is raising a £1bn warchest that he will use to push for strategic and boardroom changes at a leading blue-chip British company. Sky News has learnt that Mr Peltz, whose vehicle Trian Partners has held stakes in American corporate …

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Costa blames high street decline for 2% sales drop

Britain’s biggest coffee shop chain Costa has blamed a drop in sales on the woes affecting the British high street. Owner Whitbread said like-for-like sales fell by 2% in the first quarter, “principally from footfall weakness in traditional shopping locations”. However, total UK sales growth was up by 5.2% …

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Business and unions join forces to demand Brexit talks urgency

Business and union leaders from across the UK and Europe have joined forces to demand the government and EU inject “pace and urgency” into the Brexit negotiations. The CBI and TUC urged faster progress in discussions – which remain mired in stalemate – to finalise details of Britain’s withdrawal …

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Missed opportunity for PM at business summit

Theresa May cannot have relished the prospect of speaking to a select gathering of the country’s foremost business leaders today. Airbus, one of the UK’s leading manufacturing employers, has just mused openly about the possibility of removing jobs from the country. Jeremy Hunt, her health secretary, promptly turned round …

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BA parent attacks £14bn Heathrow expansion plan

The chief executive of British Airways’ parent company has called the £14bn cost to build Heathrow’s third runway “perverse” and cast doubt on the airport’s ability to deliver the project. Speaking to Sky News after MPs overwhelmingly backed the expansion, International Airlines Group’s Willie Walsh said: “I don’t believe …

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