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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.

Russell Hume meat recall widens to hotels and retailers

More big firms have been caught up in the problems of meat supplier Russell Hume.Hilton Hotels said that a “small number” of its hotels have disposed of products from the meat supplier.Russell Hume is the subject of an investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).It says that none of …

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'We're being sold from company to company'

Outsourced workers at the University of London are campaigning to be brought in house, holding a strike on Thursday to support their demands. Cleaners, security guards, porters and other workers want to be employed directly by the university, which they hope will give them greater security, improved benefits and …

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MPs turn ‎guns on auditors over Carillion demise

Two powerful panels of MPs are piling pressure on the world’s biggest audit firms to disclose their links to Carillion as they prepare to quiz the collapsed construction group’s former bosses. Sky News has learnt that the big four auditors – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – have …

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Calais and Boulogne blocked by protesting French fishermen

French fishermen have blocked the ports of Calais and Boulogne in protest at so-called pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to stun fish.Fishing boats stopped ferries entering or leaving Calais while a roadblock stopped traffic at Boulogne.Calais is a major link between the UK and France used by thousands …

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50 Cent forgot he had a stash of Bitcoin now worth $8m

50 Cent has discovered that he is a Bitcoin millionaire, thanks to some long-forgotten album sales.In 2014, he released the album Animal Ambition and became the first artist to accept Bitcoin as payment.The rapper received more than 700 Bitcoins under the deal, but then forgot about the cryptocurrency, according …

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The Presidents Club: Are charities allowed to return money?

Following the reports of sexual harassment of women working as hostesses at the men-only dinner held by The Presidents Club, some of the charities that would have benefited from the money raised have released statements.For example, children’s hospital Evelina London, has said it will not accept funding from The …

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Apprenticeship levy is not working, employers say

The government’s new apprenticeship levy is yet to increase the number of people being trained, according to official figures released on Thursday.There were 114,000 apprenticeship starts reported so far for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.That compared with 155,600 for the same period in the previous academic …

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Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste

Shops, cafes and businesses will offer free water refill points in every major city and town in England by 2021.Industry body Water UK says its scheme could cut disposable plastic bottle use by tens of millions a year. The move comes amid growing concern about the effect of plastic …

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