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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. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

Publicity shy chemicals boss is UK's richest person

Jim Ratcliffe, a 65-year-old chemicals entrepreneur, is now the richest man in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. Mr Ratcliffe – previously described by the Rich List as “publicity shy” and having grown up “on a council estate in Greater Manchester” – has leapt up from …

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Another email about privacy and data? Here's why

“Updates to our privacy policy”, “Stay connected”, “Data law changes”: You have probably had lots of these emails recently from various companies and organisations – but what’s it all about? It’s to do with a huge shake-up of data protection laws, with a tougher European standard soon kicking in …

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Chocolate war: Waitrose accused of copying wavy bars

Waitrose has been accused of “crossing the line” by allegedly copying a premium confectioner’s design for a new range of chocolate bars. Hotel Chocolat said the supermarket chain’s recently launched Luxury Chocolate Bar own-label range looked very similar to the wavy shapes of its own slabs which are registered …

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PPF braces for Mothercare rescue plan

Britain’s pensions lifeboat has drafted in advisers to prepare for a rescue‎ financial restructuring at Mothercare that is certain to spark further high street job losses. Sky News‎ has learnt that the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is taking advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ahead of a crucial week for the …

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Interserve faces City watchdog investigation

Troubled outsourcing firm Interserve has disclosed that it is being investigated by the City watchdog over how it handled the disposal of part of its business. The group said in a stock market announcement that it had been referred to the Financial Conduct Authority’s enforcement division – sending shares …

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