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North West News

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Greater Manchester has the largest economy outside the South East, a new report has indicated.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Bolton entrepreneur Harrison Woods has secured a £60,000 investment from Dragons' Den panellists Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones in exchange for a 40 per cent slice of his new business, Primal Parking.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A recycling company has been fined a total of £240,000 after an employee was killed at its factory in St Helens.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Search engine optimisation company SEONext has secured a contract with a dance school that organises weekend breaks with some of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Seven Credit Unions in Liverpool will share £1 million to help small businesses and families in financial crisis.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in the North West are being offered cash to help with the cost of taking on an intern thanks to a new scheme launched by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Residential childcare provider Northern Care has been awarded Gold accreditation from Investors in People (IIP).

Monday, 24 September 2012

A Salford-based company has been fined £50,000 following the death of a canal boat owner at a dry dock on the Bridgewater Canal.

Monday, 24 September 2012

More than a third (35 per cent) of SMEs in the North West want to expand their management teams over the next 12 months, according to a new poll.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Two North West-based companies are hoping to strengthen links with businesses in Brazil.

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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.

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