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Almost two-thirds of in-house lawyers working across the South East have seen their overall remuneration package improve in the past year, according to a new survey.

Essex-based e2vTehnologies has secured £6.2 million of investment through the Regional Growth Fund.

A packaging company based in Essex has been fined £12,000 after a worker severed the tips of two of her fingers when her hand got trapped between the rollers of a glue machine.

Essex Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed a moved by the East Sussex, Kent, Essex, Thurrock, Medway and Southend-on-Sea Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to back a bid for an Enterprise Zone in West Essex targeting medical and health related businesses.

Essex-based Care UK has sold its children’s residential services business to Keys Education and Care Ltd.

Rainham, Essex-headquartered mobile home operator Wyldecrest Parks has acquired a Northern rival in a pre-pack administration deal.

A Lancahire-based firm that ran a group of holiday parks has been sold to Essex-headquartered mobile home operator Wyldecrest Parks in a pre-pack administration deal.

LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has bought a majority stake for £11.5m in Essex-based Sala International, a document storage business.

Daisy Group, the acquisitive Nelson-based telecoms reseller, has acquired the entire issued share capital of NEG MBO Two Limited, an Essex-based provider of communications services to the primary care sector in the UK, for an initial cash consideration of £23.5 million.

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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.