The Cambridge Satchel Company | In 2006, chartered accountant Julie Deane, 44, had a problem.

“When my children went to school I wanted to buy them a traditional satchel, like the type I had when I was young. But I couldn’t find any.”

What Kiss’s Fire-Breathing, Blood-Spitting Frontman Gene Simmons Can Teach Business

London Business School seems to think so. Recently it invited the fire-breathing, blood-spitting Kiss frontman to lecture MBA students on how to build a $1bn brand, selling everything from condoms to coffins (“we’ll get you coming and we’ll get you going”) - while finding time to sleep with 4,800 groupies.

Most valuable collectables likely to be found in the nation's attics

According to a recent survey a large proportion of the nation could be sitting on a goldmine.   For example nearly one fifth of Britons own a painting worth over £500 or that 15 percent of households have antique furniture worth over £500.

How storage auctions work in the UK

TV shows like Storage Hunters and Storage Wars are popularising the idea that you can make big money from buying at this type of auction.   

The Little Mouse that captured the hearts of Thousands

A British furniture maker. He lived in Kilburn, North Yorkshire, where he set up a business manufacturing oak furniture, which featured a carved mouse onalmost every piece.

So You Want To Be An Auction Trader?

The number of people self employed in the UK has seen a dramatic rise in recent years, especially in the North West of England, where Manchester and the surrounding areas are fast becoming the independent trader capital of the UK.



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