BQ Newsletter
Martyn Dawes

Out of the shadows

Four years after selling his phenomenal success Coffee Nation for £23m, serial entrepreneur Martyn Dawes is finally ready to return to business.

  • Mind the gap

    money THUMB

    New figures from several sources show Scotland, Yorkshire and the North East of England falling further behind the South in the private sector stakes.

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  • Green mutiny


    EXCLUSIVE: 13 of the 40 businesses which are expected to finance the Government’s Green Deal scheme say the initiative is in jeopardy, in a letter obtained by BQ.

  • Appetite for UK firms fades

    As I see it

    New figures chart a 94% plunge in long distance M&A activity while eurozone fears ensure corporate confidence at home remains subdued.

  • Talking about us?


    Steve McKevitt’s books have poked fun at modern business. But, he tells Peter Baber, no one’s offended and it’s only a sideline of his anyway.

  • Passion and drive


    Think of the world’s great golfing hotels and it’s not long before Turnberry comes to mind. Kenny Kemp meets its general manager.

  • Time to back winners

    Sara Murray

    Quality not quantity is needed in the drive for new businesses, founder Sara Murray tells BQ Magazine.

  • A walk on the wild side

    Ray Mears

    Metaphors abound, survivalist Ray Mears on what business leaders can learn from his time in the wilderness.