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The Government has announced the first wave of Growth Deals worth £6bn.

Technology can help small firms create jobs and growth, a new survey has indicated.

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will Government receive funding in order to “drive forward their growth priorities”.

Universities should team up with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to promote the opportunities available at SMEs to graduates and create "skills supply chains", a Government-backed review has concluded.

Sixty-one per cent of SMEs believe the Government's recently centralised Business Link service is inadequate to support growth, according to a new poll.

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) is to benefit from £32 million worth of Government funding to kick-start schemes that will boost the local economy.

A £500 million Government fund to get “Britain building again” has been launched by communities secretary Eric Pickles.

Five English counties are aiming to create 2,000 apprenticeships with a bid to the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Business groups have attacked the Government's decision to hand sole responsibility for heading up a quango representing Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The Government’s growth strategy should substantially raise the National Minimum Wage as the economy recovers and expand the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships to drive up quality in manufacturing, according to a new report launched today by the think tank the Social Market Foundation.

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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.

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