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

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Greater Manchester's ten local authorities have launched a joint strategy designed to ensure the city-region is "self-sustaining" by 2020.

Projects that lead to job creation and regeneration in Greater Manchester are set to benefit from a £25 million Government fund.

Companies across Greater Manchester have until 5pm on 9 December to submit their entries for the new Greater Manchester Green Business Award.

We are dealing with one of the most serious economic crises of all time, according to Lord Heseltine.

The eight remaining positions on the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) board have been confirmed.

Mike Blackburn will head-up the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) when it launches on 1 April.

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  • 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.