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

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Small and medium-sized firms that import or export could suffer from the decision to downgrade the UK's AAA credit rating, according to one expert.

Seven German banks have been downgraded by rating agency Moody's as fears grow over the impact of the eurozone crisis.

Moody’s has downgraded the credit ratings of 12 UK financial institutions, including RBS, Nationwide, Santander and Lloyds TSB.

Ireland's credit rating was cut today, despite it introducing a series of austerity measures over the past 18 months.

Ratings agency Moody's sees only problems ahead for the UK housing market it said today.

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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.