Paul Staines gave a great account of his ten-year journey from a man on the sofa in his dressing gown to one feared by cabinet ministers. More here

Heavy investment in proprietary software means the only ‘known unknowns’ are regulation and taxation, says 888 Holdings’ Executive Chairman Brian Mattingley: more here

Co-op Retail CEO Steve Murrells gave a bravura performance at the Mandrake in April 2015, taking his audience through an extraordinary period on the history of the Co-operative movement: details here

Shadow Cabinet Minister without portfolio and Special Adviser to Labour Leader Ed Miliband Lord Stewart Wood spoke at the Mandrake in March 2015, just 59 days away from the General Election. More details here

Dr Vanessa Lawrence, first woman Director General of the Ordnance Survey and the longest-serving Director General for more than a century, spoke at the Mandrake in February 2015. More information here