The Potting Shed

Art has always been at the centre of my life for as long as I can remember. My father is an avid art collector and my mother was a successful interior designer so inevitably growing up we were…

My good friend Jamie Vaughan and I started Novalux Energy with the intention of helping businesses switch to more efficient technology and make  financial savings. We planned to help companies secure…

So, I took the plunge and booked an interview room to avoid the embarrassment of my colleagues hearing my waist measurements. The tailor came equipped with some cloth books, a tape measure and sold me…

After nine years at my home yard, a field with no mains water or electricity and having just endured one of the longest winters in decades, the thought of another without the little luxury of hot wash…

Will Bees Bespoke Starting a brand from scratch, with no outside investment was always going to be the biggest challenge. Both founders come from much bigger companies, so the immediate hands-on…

Young entrepreneurs Tim Connor (30) and Francesca Armstrong (29) have various business interests across the US, Europe & Asia and they advise SMEs & Governments. Here they explain some of the…

With over 150,000 new private businesses started in 2017 it seems that everywhere we look there’s a start-up. In this new series we asked friends of JM Finn to describe the challenges entrepreneurs…


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