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Michael Oliver
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North West News

Monday, 15 October 2012

Discount retailer Matalan is relocating from its current base in Skelmersdale to a new development in Knowsley.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Businesses in Liverpool are being reminded that they need permission if they want to have an advertising A-Board outside their premises.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A recycling firm based in Kirkby has been fined £20,000 after one of its workers fell four metres through a chute into a waste-storage bay at its plant in Croydon.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A Cheshire-based natural skincare company has rebranded following expansion.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Refresh PR has secured a contract to deliver the PR offering for the Catering Academy.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Business confidence fell sharply in the North West during the third quarter of the year, despite many companies showing an improvement in their performance over the last 12 months, according to a new poll.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Wirral-based online plumbing and heating business PlumbNation has reported a turnover of £14 million.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Manchester-based fashion brand Bench is aiming to crack the American market with a new ecommerce platform.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

EON Reality, a US IT firm specialising in interactive 3D design, is to open its European HQ and an Entrepreneurial Coding School at One Central Park in Manchester, creating around 240 jobs over the next three years.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Eco Environments has been named North West Business of the Year at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards.

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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.