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After a very slow summer the last week or so has seen a number of M&A transactions involving North West firms – most recently the acquisition this week by discount chain B&M Retail of rival operator Opus Homewares.

Opus Energy, the independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has recently signed Halfords (HFD), bringing the total number of UK business sites it supplies up to 50,000.

Now the largest electricity supplier to UK businesses outside the Big Six, Opus Energy has expanded further in the last 12 months:

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  • 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...

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