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Bombardier has won the £1bn contract to supply 65 new trains for Crossrail, all of which will be manufactured at its factory in Derby.

Unified communications provider Elite Telecom has bought Derby-based 21C Telecom for an undisclosed sum.

A Merseyside firm has been prosecuted after a worker received life-threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding in a sports centre.

A Merseyside-based firm has been wound up after it obtained payment from investors on the basis of false representations.

Crossrail, a £16bn project to build a new railway line linking Berkshire and Essex to central London, has delayed the award of a contract to create 60 train carriages.

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

The Government has revealed the location of 11 new enterprise zones, which it hopes will boost economic growth.

Business secretary Vince Cable hinted yesterday that the Government was considering taking a more protectionist approach to public sector procurement after train manufacturer Bombardier announced plans to cut 1,400 jobs in Derby.

Train maker Bombardier is axing more than 1,400 jobs at its Derby factory.

Chek Whyte, the Derby-based property entrepreneur who starred in Channel 4's Secret Millionaire TV show last year, has been declared bankrupt.

  • 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.