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More than 100 business owners and managers from the Chester area attended an event hosted by the team proposing to bring a Business Improvement District (BID) to the city centre.

Liverpool City Council and Cheshire & Chester West Council have launched a new car club scheme in a bid to combat issues of congestion and inner city pollution.

Chester Racecourse is set to host a major travel industry conference this month aimed at owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, venues and attractions, as well as public sector bodies.

Chester-based insurance broker Risk Services (NW) has acquired fellow insurance firm Astbury Wren, which entered administration on 20 February, for an undisclosed sum.

Unemployment surged in the North West in the final quarter of 2011, with some commentators blaming the Government for failing to turn its talk about regional growth into practical support for business.

A roofing firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees was injured when he fell from a garage roof.

Chester-based jewellery designer Chloe Moss has secured a funding package worth £150,000 from NatWest to fund the expansion of her ChloBo brand.

Plans to develop a business quarter in Chester have been boosted with news that Muse Developments has acquired the city’s former Lloyds Banking Group site.

Chester’s new incubation hub for business start-ups is staging a Dragons’ Den-style selection process.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has revealed plans to support business investment, job creation and new homes in the region.

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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.