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Stockport Business & Innovation Centre (SBIC) has signed up the 50th member to its Engine House business lounge.

A Stockport chain manufacturer has been fined after a worker’s left hand was badly mangled in the hook on a crane because lifting chains were unavailable – despite being manufactured in the same factory.

Stockport Council has confirmed that a Carillion/Morgan Sindall joint venture is to build the £290 million A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme.

WFEL, which produces bridging systems for use in military and disaster relief scenarios, has won an award for its environmental commitments.

Two men from Stockport and Hyde in Manchester have been prosecuted after a farmer was crushed to death under a half-tonne roller shutter door.

Robert Ireland, 71, died from multiple injuries on 28 October 2010 at the farm in East Heslerton, near Malton, North Yorkshire, when a roller shutter door that had been fitted in July fell from its mountings.

The Authentic Food Company, headquartered in Stockport, has secured a £7.5 million funding package with RBS.

EHL Ingredients has smashed its £5 million turnover target for 2012 with sales up by 20 per cent on last year, the company has announced.

Stockport-based Wireless Energy Management Systems (WEMS) has sold a majority stake for £13 million to fund growth.

An engineering firm, based in Stockport, has been prosecuted after one of its workers lost four fingers when they were crushed in machinery.

SEONext has added to a string of recent client wins by bagging Lancashire-based pleasure flight company Pennine Helicopters.

  • 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.