Activity in the UK financial service sector was broadly stable over the past three months - somewhat better than expected - and firms hope to see much better growth in the next three months, a new survey reveals today.
“Big four” accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has issued its 2010 Budget “racecard” ahead of Chancellor Alistair Darling’s Budget speech next Wednesday. This has become something of a tradition, coinciding as it usually does roughly with Cheltenham and the start of the racing season proper.
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.