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South East & London News

Monday, 28 May 2012

Six transport schemes across the South East have secured £18.5 million in Government funding to help them cut carbon emissions and deliver economic growth in the region.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Companies in the South East are leading the way in tapping into the burgeoning ecommerce market, taking seven of the top ten places in a new list of the sector's fastest-growing businesses.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Output in London and the South East slowed to its weakest pace in four months during April, according to a new report.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Shops on King's Cross station's new Western concourse have set record-breaking figures, raking in £2.4 million in their first four weeks of trading.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Almost one in three business owners in the South East are unhappy with the location of their company, according to a national poll.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Despite London's much-trumpeted position as the engine room of the British economy, more than a quarter of company owners think their location in the capital is not "effective" for doing business.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

London's image as a 24/7 dynamo of commerce has received a boost from official figures showing the capital had the lowest percentage of hours lost to sickness of anywhere in the UK last year.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Crawley-based firm Avtura is one of the first companies to benefit from the launch of a service for early stage businesses by private investor network Envestors.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services has been fined £5,000 after an agency worker suffered serious burns at its incineration depot in Deptford.

Friday, 27 April 2012

A construction firm has been £20,000 for repeatedly ignoring unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon.

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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.