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Julie Meyer
Jennie Johnson
Jeremy Roberts
David Pollock
Richard O'Sullivan
Charlie Mullins
Laura Tenison
Debbie Pierce
Steve Purdham
Tony Caldeira
Michael Oliver
Brian Hay

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Businesses in the North West are positive about the year ahead, if the results of a new survey are anything to go by.

The Autumn Budget did not include any “radical measures”, but it did contain some good news for SMEs in the North West, according to Simon Brownbill, partner at accountancy firm Hurst.

Businesses regularly hold events from internal staff conferences to seminars for clients. EN presents ten top tips for putting on a corporate get-together.

Event calendars seem to be getting busier and busier as businesses look to gain valuable face-time with their clients - but is it as simple as laying on a PowerPoint slideshow and a few butties? EN investigates.

Struggling companies looking for tax holidays to help them through the recession face disappointment, according to accountants Hurst.

  • 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.