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ClearSky Accounting, part of Wigan-based Optionis Group, has acquired Manchester accountancy firm, Michael Brookes & Co.

JJB Sports has put itself up for sale after failing to secure the funding needed to rescue the ailing business.

Weak demand for replica football kits and the wet weather has dented sales at JJB Sports.

JJB Sports has secured a £20 million funding package from American retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Christopher Ronnie, the former chief executive of retailer JJB Sports, has been charged with multiple offences in relation to an alleged £1 million fraud, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced.

JJB Sports has reported improved sales during the Christmas period.

Wigan-based retailer JJB Sports wants to reward directors and senior managers with shares if they succeed in growing the company’s market capitalisation.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has provisionally decided to close its probe into alleged price fixing at JJB Sports and rival retailer Sports Direct.

Ainscough Strategic Land (ASL), which is based in Wigan, has secured a 180-acre site, its biggest deal to date.

JJB Sports is “confident” it will have a “prosperous” future.

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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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