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Laura Tenison
Jennie Johnson
Charlie Mullins
Debbie Pierce
Richard O'Sullivan
David Pollock
Brian Hay
Tony Caldeira
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver

Unemployment rate falls to lowest point since 2005

Unemployment fell by 20,000 to 1.67m in the three months to April, taking the jobless rate to the lowest point since August to October 2005.

Small firms 'failing to protect themselves from cybercrime'

Small firms are failing to protect themselves from the growing threat of cybercrime, despite almost half being hit last year, according to new research.

UK manufacturing output hits 4-year high

Manufacturing output grew at its fastest rate for almost four years in April, according to official figures.

Brexit uncertainty 'fuels sharp drop in NW business confidence'

Business confidence in the North West declined sharply in this quarter, according to new research.

Winchester named UK's start-up success hub

Where a start-up chooses to launch can play a key role in its performance - and new research suggests that Winchester is the UK's "success hub" for new businesses.

Shop vacancy rate lowest since 2009

Britain's shop vacancy rate fell to 12.4 per cent in April, the lowest since December 2009.

Optimism on the rise among SMEs

Business conditions for the UK's SMEs stabilised over the past quarter as new orders edged higher and optimism rose about the outlook for exports, according to new research.

Manufacturing output holds steady despite orders drop

Manufacturing output was stable over the past quarter, despite orders falling due to weaker demand for exports.

'Global employment freeze' looms as economic confidence plummets among hirers

More half of firms are either cutting or freezing employment as business optimism fell to lowest point in four years during the first quarter, according to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey from ACCA and IMA.

Survey: 82% of SME staff would shop boss

More than four-fifths of employees at SMEs would shop their boss for illegal or unethical practices in the workplace, according to new research.

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Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.