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Business News

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The first-ever trade mission to showcase the Midlands Engine has touched down in North America.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Councils are being forced to write off millions of pounds in unpaid business rates because of loopholes in licensing and business laws, the Local Government Association has claimed.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Unemployment fell by 39,000 in the three months to July to stand at 1.63m, the lowest figure since 2008.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Small businesses have recorded a third year of solid growth but there is widespread dissatisfaction with governments over what is seen as a lack of support for SMEs, according to an international study.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The service sector returned to growth in August following abrupt contractions in output and new business in July linked to disruption related to the result of the EU referendum, according to new research.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Consumer confidence rallied in August after recent falls on the back of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Growth in business volumes slowed in business and professional services sector in the three months to August, while optimism fell sharply, according to a new survey.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Britain's small to medium-sized enterprises wrote off a combined £5.8bn in the last financial year, the equivalent of more than £21,000 every day, according to new research.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.64m between April and June, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Retail sales overcame a "blip" in the days following the EU referendum to post a solid summer, with online shopping benefiting from July's heatwave, according to new figures.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.