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North West News

Monday, 29 October 2012

Delphi Medical, an independent provider and drug and alcohol treatment, is planning to double in size after winning two significant contracts.

Monday, 29 October 2012

More than one in five staff in the North West are not paid enough to achieve a basic standard of living, according to new research.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Companies in the North West had to wait longer to be paid in the third quarter of this year than firms in any other region of the UK.

Monday, 29 October 2012

A multinational company has been sentenced after one of its employees lost three fingers in machinery at a factory in Trafford Park.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Manchester is currently the second largest digital cluster in Europe, second only to London, a new report has claimed.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Manchester-based interior design group Sheila Bird has secured a contract to design and project manage EON Reality’s new European headquarters.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Web hosting firm UKFast has expanded its board of directors as part of its growth plans.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Businesses in Greater Manchester suffered a "disappointing" third quarter as the local economy stalled, according to new research.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Energy price comparison business Love Energy Savings is planning to create more than 100 jobs.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Redx Pharma, an early-stage drug development company, has been allocated £4.7 million from the third round of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.