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In 2010 the annual rate of business insolvencies fell for the first time in two years as the financial health of UK businesses improved, according to the latest Insolvency Index from Experian, the credit reference and information services company.

During May, the rate of business insolvencies fell to its lowest point since January 2010, according to the latest “Insolvency Index” from Experian, the information services company.

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian, the information services company, has revealed that the rate of insolvencies among UK companies saw a rise from 0.096 to 0.114 per cent in March. This follows research published by accountancy firm Deloitte yesterday which showed a big drop in the number of companies falling into administration during the first quarter of 2010.

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian, the global information services company, has revealed a year-on-year fall in business insolvencies during February.

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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.