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Character World has teamed up with Disney to launch a new luggage range for children.

Licensed textile manufacturer Character World has secured a contract to produce bedding sets featuring former X Factor winners Little Mix.

Furnishing licensee Character World has agreed a deal to produce a range of items for some of Nickelodeon’s biggest brands such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.

Licensing business Character World has signed a new contract to design products featuring boy band JLS.

North West businesses have to be flexible and be prepared to adapt quickly to market conditions if they want to survive and prosper.

One Direction bedding sets are to be produced by a Cheshire textiles company.

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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.

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