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Martha Lane Fox is Britain's "Most Overrated Businessperson", according to a nation-wide survey of 1000 office workers by Web site business365.

The co-founder of bucket travel shop lastminute.com picked up a third of all the votes making her the clear winner. Virgin chief Richard Branson and easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou were worthy runners-up.

Unfortunately, the research doesn't say why Ms Lane Fox is believed to be so "overrated". Guess we'll have to make up our minds.

Earlier this week, spokesfolks for Ms Lane Fox denied newspaper allegations that she had offered to buy-back shares in Lastminute.com from family and friends at the issue price.

Shares in Lastminute.com launched at 380p. They're currently trading at 76p. ®

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