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South East & London News

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Lift manufacturer Schindler has been fined £300,000 after one of its workers was crushed to death while fitting a passenger lift at Heathrow Airport.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Business owners in the South of England will have the chance to rub shoulders with former Dragons’ Den star James Caan at a free event being organised by Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners (HBVP).

Monday, 26 March 2012

Addison Lee, a London-based private hire taxi company, has secured a £6 million funding facility with Barclays.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

An engineering and construction firm has been fined £250,000 after a surveyor was killed by a reversing lorry during work to widen the M25 near Dartford.

Monday, 19 March 2012

A futon manufacturer based in Tottenham Hale has been prosecuted after one of its employees fell through a roof light.

Monday, 19 March 2012

A number of businesses based at the new King’s Cross Western Concourse will open their doors for the first time today (19 March).

Friday, 16 March 2012

London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has secured a £67 million refinancing deal.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

London's latest unemployment figures underline that the capital's economic recovery "cannot be taken for granted", according to one expert.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

London's unemployment rate broke through the ten per cent barrier in the three months to January, leaving the capital second only to the North East in terms of the proportion of people out of work.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Employers in London expect the capital's labour market to be the strongest since Q3 2008 during the second quarter of this year, according to new research.

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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.