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North West News

Friday, 17 May 2013

An Altrincham-based company is to take on 300 new staff following an investment of £1.9 million from the Government’s regional Growth Fund.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Market research agency Ci Research has rebranded and will now be known as Mustard.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Greater Manchester's economy is forecast to grow by more than previously expected, new figures have revealed.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

North West law firm Clough & Willis has launched a fixed-fee service designed to help small business owners with all their legal requirements during the start-up phase.

Monday, 19 November 2012

A Warrington-based demolition firm has been fined a total of £17,000 after one of its workers sustained serious injuries when he was crushed by part of a stand which collapsed on to him at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tax cheats in the rag trade across the North West are being targeted by specialist taskforces.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Manchester-based communications specialist the if agency is celebrating after picking up the Marketing Industry Network Awards Direct Response & Sales Promotion Agency of the Year gong for the third year running.

Friday, 16 November 2012

A Merseyside firm has secured a $6 million (£3.7 million) contract to supply the security throughout Doha’s new international airport.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Character World has teamed up with Disney to launch a new luggage range for children.

Friday, 16 November 2012

New companies in Lancaster can now access virtual office space and hot desks at White Cross Business Park.

  • 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.