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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) North West is inviting businesses to join a visit to one of the biggest food and drink fairs in the world.

Private equity house 3i is to slash its headcount by around a third as it looks to reduce annual operating costs by more than £40 million.

Real Madrid have once again topped football's Money League, ahead of bitter rivals Barcelona and Premier League champions Manchester United.

Arsenal and Chelsea were among the Premier League's big spenders as the combined value of summer transfers involving top-flight clubs reached £485 million this year.

  • 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.