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A construction firm has been £20,000 for repeatedly ignoring unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon.

The Government has revealed the location of 11 new enterprise zones, which it hopes will boost economic growth.

Saga Group, the Kent-based holidays to insurance company which sells to the elderly has launched £107 million takeover for Allied Healthcare International.

Five English counties are aiming to create 2,000 apprenticeships with a bid to the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

The Pfizer site at Sandwich may be designated a enterprise zone after renewed pressure from business and council leaders.

Kent-based GML Construction’s modular division has secured its second largest project to date – a £1.3 million scheme to create a new two-storey classroom block at Surrey County Council’s Banstead Community Junior School, Surrey.

CARES Limited, a Kent-based specialist consulting engineering practice, has been honoured in the Queen’s Awards.

Kent-based data destruction firm PHS Datashred has bought rival company Shred Secure for an undisclosed sum.

Kent-based data destruction business PHS Group has bought rival firm Shred Easy for an undisclosed sum.

Manchester data destruction firm Shred Easy has been bought by Kent-based PHS Group.

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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.