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Leading figures from the North West’s business community have joined trade and investment minister Lord Livingston on a mission to Central and Eastern Europe where they hope to foster stronger commercial links.

Businesses in the North West of England that have done their bit to forge an economic relationship with mainland China can win recognition for their efforts in a competition run by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is offering British companies aiming to do business in China the chance to participate in one of three trade missions during July.

The first Government backed innovation awards, the iawards, were launched today by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson and leading businessman James Caan.

The awards, launched at the Science Museum, aim to celebrate the best of cutting edge British science and technology.

  • 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.