Going horizontal is no longer the preserve of your finance director at the Christmas do, as it seems buyers of entrepreneurial firms have gone that way too - albeit in a very different and altogether more respectable sense.
Speaking today at the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) international automotive summit, business secretary Lord Mandelson announced the full line-up of members making up the Government’s new Automotive Council.
Tata Group's purchase of Jaguar Land Rover is set to complete before the end of June. Can it succeed where past owners failed and what are the implications for one of Merseyside's most important economic engines?
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.