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The fourth survey of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from QBE, the specialist business insurer, shows that 65 per cent of professional services SMEs believe that full economic recovery in the UK will take two years.

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The majority of SMEs in the UK expect to wait two years before they see a full economic recovery, according to business insurer QBE.

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The third survey of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from QBE, the specialist business insurer, shows that the economic climate continues to challenge the UK’s business base, with more than one in five, 21%, of SMEs saying they would find it difficult to survive if current conditions were to persist.

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Around one in five UK SMEs say they would find it difficult to survive if current conditions were to persist, according to the latest survey from business insurer QBE.

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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.