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Lock Inspection Group, which is headquartered in Oldham, has agreed a £3.4 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

A further 12 TJ Hughes stores are to close over the next few days with the loss of 585 jobs.

Oldham-based translation company, Applied Language Solutions (ALS), has secured a contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which will see the creation of 30 new jobs.

The North West’s legal market could soon be dominated by high street brands like the AA, rather than small independent law firms, a new study has indicated.

  • 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.