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Charlie Mullins
Brian Hay
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Julie Meyer
Jeremy Roberts
Tony Caldeira

Firms expect steady growth to continue

Private sector growth remained steady in the three months to November, according to the CBI’s latest Growth Indicator.

Consumer confidence dips over economic worries

Consumer confidence fell "across the board" in November amid continuing concerns about the outlook for the economy, according to new research.

Skills shortages 'biggest barrier to SME growth'

A lack of skilled staff is the biggest challenge facing business owners looking to expand, according to a new survey.

CBI: Autumn Statement to boost business confidence 'in all corners of UK'

The Autumn Statement will help businesses "in all corners of the UK" to invest with greater confidence in the long term during turbulent times, the CBI has said.

Unemployment rate falls to 11-year low

Unemployment fell by 37,000 in the three months to September to 1.6m, while the unemployment rate hit an 11-year low, according to official figures.

EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2016 celebrate the best in the North West

The 15th annual EN Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebrated the region's best and brightest entrepreneurs at the Mere Golf & Spa Resort, Knutsford, on 3 November.

Firms have doubts over infrastructure improvements

Almost half of firms believe the UK's infrastructure has improved over the past five years, but only a quarter think it will pick up in the next five, according to the 2016 CBI/AECOM Infrastructure Survey.

Workers 'priced out' of justice by tribunal fees, says TUC

Bad bosses are getting away with discrimination and unfair treatment because employees are being "priced out of justice" by tribunal fees, the TUC has claimed.

Retail sales strongest since September 2015

Retailers saw sales grow at the strongest pace since September 2015 over the year to October, according to new research.

Economy grows 0.5% post-Brexit vote

The UK economy grew by a stronger than expected 0.5 per cent between July and September, according to official 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.