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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.

Stake cut will spark bid, William Hill warns

Slashing maximum bets on gaming machines will leave Britain’s biggest independent bookmaker at risk of being swallowed by an overseas rival, its chairman and chief executive warned ministers on Monday. Sky News has obtained a letter sent by Roger Devlin, the new chairman of William Hill, to Matt Hancock, …

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Why tin mining could soon return to Cornwall

Tin mines have been an iconic part of Cornwall’s landscape for thousands of years. They were even instrumental in helping create the county’s other most enduring icon, the Cornish pasty, which was created for miners as a regular meat-and-potatoes dinner cooked into a portable form. Cornwall’s emblem, the flag …

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Club 18-30 could be heading for departure lounge

Club 18-30 could be heading for the departure lounge as its traditional heady mix of sun, sex and alcohol looks increasingly out of kilter with the tastes of young holidaymakers. Travel operator Thomas Cook has confirmed it is “exploring options” after reports that it could sell the brand, which …

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Carillion used suppliers to prop up business: MPs

Carillion executives used suppliers to “prop up their failing business model” according to MPs investigating the collapse of the construction and outsourcing firm. They said evidence from lender Santander showed the company had used its early payment facility (EPF) to conceal its true level of borrowing. The facility allowed …

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