Berry Bros & Rudd chief executive Dan Jago

Berry Bros & Rudd chief executive Dan Jago

A lot of bottle

Berry Bros & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, tracing its roots back to 1698 and holding royal warrants from the Queen and the Prince of Wales. Chief executive Dan Jago tells Peter Ranscombe how he’s shaping the £170m company for its fourth century in business.

Nitesh Mall and Andrew Vanezis

Nitesh Mall and Andrew Vanezis

Saving lives with seaweed

Midland entrepreneurs Nitesh Mall and Andrew Vanezis are battling to reduce potentially deadly strokes by encouraging consumers to swap salt for seaweed. Jon Griffin reports.

Powerhouse Port

Powerhouse Port

PD Ports is the gateway to a sustainable export strategy for thousands of companies. Chief operating officer Jerry Hopkinson told Mike Hughes that the group is looking ahead optimistically as more and more customers look for new routes to commercial success.

Steven Macatonia of Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Steven Macatonia of Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Wake up and smell the (price of) coffee

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee is an East London importer, roaster and supplier of high-quality coffee that insists on paying farmers way above Fairtrade prices. Steve Dyson visits Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia’s £11m business.

Farhad Seka

Farhad Seka

Soak up the sun

When Farhad Seka arrived in the UK from Iran in 1972, he never thought he’d stay. Now, he runs Linco Care, which produces sun screen for more than 60 countries from its base in Manchester, as Maria McGeoghan discovers.

Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts

All that glitters

Ben Roberts has grown Clogau, his father’s Welsh gold business, into a jewellery chain with stockists throughout the country, as Maria McGeoghan discovers.

Michaela Reaney

Michaela Reaney

Grad all over

Michaela Reaney spotted a gap in the market and developed a business to support both individuals and companies to make the most of graduate talent. She tells Paul Robertson how it is going nationwide from its base in the North East of England and now incorporates training and development at all levels.

Texfelt managing director James Taylor

Texfelt managing director, James Taylor

Flying the woven Yorkshire flag

Mike Hughes goes under-carpet to investigate a Yorkshire success story with Texfelt managing director James Taylor, whose underlay has been used in films such as Spectre and the latest Transformers movie.

Paul Everitt

Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS and Farnborough airshow company chairman

Up, up and away

Farnborough is renowned globally as a centre of aviation and a hub of deal-making. The airshow company’s chairman, Paul Everitt, who is also chief executive of parent company ADS, tells Mike Hughes about big changes on the way for the iconic venue.

Tracey Matthews

Tracey Matthews

Surfing chick leads Argentina's food invasion

Argentinian-styled restaurant chain Gaucho has expanded by 500% since 2000, and now has 15 venues across the UK. Steve Dyson meets Tracey Matthews, the woman behind its growth.

Bryan and Catherine Powell, founders of Pure Cremation

Bryan and Catherine Powell, founders of Pure Cremation

The changing face of funerals

The way we approach the business of death, and mourning, is changing. Mike Hughes meets Bryan and Catherine Powell, founders of Pure Cremation, a disruptor in one of the most sensitive sectors of all.

Paul and Paula Rastrick

Paul and Paula Rastrick of Physiyolates

From the fields of dreams

Paul and Paula Rastrick forged their health and fitness careers at Aston Villa, and have now launched their own business. Jon Griffin explores the world of Physiyolates.