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Almost two-thirds of in-house lawyers working across the South East have seen their overall remuneration package improve in the past year, according to a new survey.

A family-run building firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a decorator sustained serious injuries when he fell through a substandard guard rail at a housing development.

High streets in the South East are "performing well in difficult circumstances" - although some areas are blighted by rising numbers of vacant shops.

Marks and Spencer and three of its contractors have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for putting members of the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during the refurbishment of two stores in Bournemouth and Reading.

London Euston has been named as one of ten locations across the UK that will trial a single compliance process for enquiries across a range of different taxes, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Reading-based Active Operations Management has been honoured in the Queen’s Awards.

Reading pawnbroker Albemarle and Bond experienced an “outstanding” performance in the six months to 31 December, it says.

The last bits of collapsed construction group Rok's London and South East assets have been sold.

House prices are continuing to rise, according to the RICS UK housing market survey published today.

A businessman who ran a recruitment company into the ground, racked up over £750,000 in debt and kept incomplete financial records was sentenced to nine months in prison at Reading Crown Court. He was also banned from running a company for five years.

  • 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, 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.