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DTZ has successfully disposed of three leasehold liabilities in Manchester which were the legacy of Nikes acquisition and subsequent disposal of Umbro.

Nike has agreed to sell sports brand Umbro to a US clothing company for $225 million (£140 million).

England football fans will soon see the Nike Swoosh on the front of the England kit as the Football Association (FA) has ended its long-term 60-year deal with Umbro.

JJB Sports has teamed up with Nike to launch free in-store fitness classes for women.

Sportswear company Umbro is to create 220 new jobs.

The Stockport company is doubling the size of its headquarters at Cheadle Royal, where it already employs 230 people.

The company, part of Nike, is moving to new premises close to its present site. Jobs will be created in finance, human resources, product development and marketing.

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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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