Karen Byers

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has expanded his empire with a flurry of deals, from House of Fraser and a disastrous investment in Debenhams to Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s hard to shake off the feeling that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire is finally careering out of control, derailed by a bewildering stream of il(...)

East Coast Bakehouse founder Michael Carey at the Checkout conference. Photograph: Nigel Gault

When business owners – often after years of torrid toil – cash out successfully with big payouts, what drives some of them to try it again from scratc(...)