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North West News

Friday, 21 September 2012

A Merseyside firm has been prosecuted after a worker received life-threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding in a sports centre.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Global recruitment firm Leap29 has expanded with the launch of an office in Calgary, Canada.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Merseyside-based discount specialist Big Daily Deal Company is expanding across the UK.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Manchester Airport is joining forces with the Halle Orchestra in a bid to boost business links between companies in China and the North West.

Monday, 17 September 2012

A European manufacturing company is closing its Merseyside base with immediate effect resulting in the loss of more than 200 jobs.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Labour Party conference is expected to provide a £24m boost to Manchester’s economy.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Technology firm ANS Group is investing £8 million on a new data centre, a move which will create 100 jobs.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

An engineering firm based in Greater Manchester is creating 90 jobs for young people as part of its expansion plans.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

TechHub, which offers flexible workspaces and online networks to support start-ups, has unveiled plans to open a location in Manchester.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Businesses and social enterprises are being urged to get involved in the Meet the Buyers sessions at this year’s Wigan Business Expo Twenty12.

  • 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.