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New research published by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) reveals that one in five companies is losing sales by failing to respond to online customer enquiries.

Honda has announced that it will not be producing cars in its Swindon plant during April and May, because of a collapse in sales.

In November Honda announced that the plant would be shut during February and March, so production will now stop for a total of four months.

Japanese car maker Honda today said it will close its factory in Swindon for two months next year, leaving nearly 5,000 workers with only basic pay during February and March. 

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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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