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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.

Nominations have opened for the 2010 AIM (Alternative Investment Market) Awards and companies now have until 10 August to nominate themselves in one or more of the 11 award categories.

New car registrations rose 13.5 percent in May, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Friday.

The motor industry in the UK has been given a boost with the announcement of major investments by Ford and Nissan – both of which will receive financial backing from the government.

Car maker Ford has agreed to sell its Volvo subsidiary to China’s Zhejiang Geely.

Ford will raise its prices in the UK by an average of 2.7 per cent, the fourth increase of the year.

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.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson announced today that the Government is setting up a new Automotive Council to address the long term strategic challenges facing the UK car industry.

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?

  • 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.