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David Pollock
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts
Jennie Johnson
Richard O'Sullivan
Charlie Mullins
Brian Hay
Tony Caldeira
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham

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Greater Manchester recorded the highest growth rate of any LEP area in England, including London and Birmingham, according to the latest figures.

A new campaign to promote Liverpool as a major hub for manufacturing in the UK has been launched.

An elected city mayor in Manchester would bring no advantages to the city, according to the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (GMLEP).

A new Local Enterprise Partnership has been agreed for London, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced.

Business leaders in Greater Manchester have the opportunity to join the new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

  • 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.