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North West News

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Southport-based Inciner8 has acquired sheet metal manufacturer Summerlin Engineering for an undisclosed sum.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Specialist demolition firm KDC has secured a £1.7 million contract to rejuvenate the site of a former business centre in Elstree, Borehamwood.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Financial planning and investment management firm Clarion has been named as one of the sponsors of this year’s Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary exhibitions.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Castlerock Recruitment Group is on track to increase its turnover by 40 per cent following investment from the North West Fund for Development Capital.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Thousands of women are set to boost Manchester’s economy when they descend on the city for the Girls Day Out Show, which is taking place at Manchester Central next week.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The E3 Business Awards, which focus on North West entrepreneurs and companies that invest in enterprise, education and employment, will open for nominations on 3 September.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Turnover at ANS Group has grown by 60 per cent to reach £47 million in the year to 31 March, up from £29.4 million in 2011.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Roundthorn Industrial Estate, which is located within Manchester Airport’s City Enterprise Zone, has been sold in a deal worth £6.8 million.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Employers need to take the risks from asbestos seriously, or thousands of people will continue to die in the UK as a result of breathing in the deadly fibres.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Canadian company, MDI Solutions, has opened a new office at Manchester Science Park.

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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.

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