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

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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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.