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The value of private equity-backed management buyouts in the North West plunged by 80 per cent year-on-year during Q1 to £244m, according to new research.

Businesses will find it easier to access training funds thanks to a new pilot programme designed to support new jobs and growths through professional services skills.

People in Liverpool are being urged to buy at least one item from an independent shop on 4 July.

Unemployment in the North West rose for a fourth consecutive quarter in the three months to April to hit 325,000 - and nearly one in ten adults is now out of work.

Business confidence in the North West has slumped to its lowest level since 2009.

Business confidence is on the up in the North West, according to a new report.

Banks need to improve their relationships with small businesses. It's official - even accountants are saying so.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.