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Entrepreneurs Panel

Debbie Pierce
Richard O'Sullivan
Tony Caldeira
Laura Tenison
Jennie Johnson
Julie Meyer
Brian Hay
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Charlie Mullins
David Pollock
Steve Purdham

Deals of the Year – the shortlist

EN has announced the shortlist for its North West Deals of the Year Awards 2011.

Gorvins, Solicitors

To our clients, we`re not just lawyers. We don`t work for our clients. We work with them. Our personal, no nonsense approach means we help them to achieve their business objectives effectively, on time and on budget. Gorvins guide entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes through the legal and regulatory maze.

Gorvins, Solicitors
Dale House Tiviot Dale
Stockport, Cheshire SK1 1TA
United Kingdom
Phone: 0845 6347 999

Government U-turn on Budget National Insurance hike for self-employed

The Government has abandoned its plan to increase National Insurance Contributions for self-employed workers announced in last week's Budget.

Unemployment drops but wage growth slowest in 2 years

Unemployment fell by 31,000 to 1.58m in the three months to January, but wage growth has slowed to the weakest rate in two years, prompting renewed calls to boost productivity.

Budget: FSB attacks "£1bn tax grab" on self-employed

Business groups have criticised a "tax grab" on self-employed workers in this week's Budget.

Services drive pick-up in growth

Private sector growth picked up in the three months to February, driven by a rebound in consumer services.

NW business confidence on the rise

Business confidence in the North West picked up in the first quarter of the year compared with the previous three months, according to new research.

Manufacturing orders hit 2-year high

Manufacturing orders hit a two-year high in the three months to February, although prices continued to rise.

UK SMEs 'driving export growth'

More than 63 per cent of British small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting and making a significant contribution to rising international trade by taking advantage of declines in the value of the pound, according to new research.

Manufacturing optimism hits 20-month high

Brexit and the Trump effect do not seem to have dented UK business optimism, as manufacturing confidence has reached a 20-month high, according to new research.

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  • 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.

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Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.