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Business News

Thursday, 21 September 2006

SBS rejects criticism from Chambers

The Small Business Service has reacted angrily to a scathing attack from the British Chambers of Commerce, which is calling for the agency to be scrapped forthwith.

Friday, 25 August 2006

New site sets early pace

Friday, 25 August 2006

Initiative battles for influence
The Northern Way initiative will not wither on the vine as the result of its most high profile sponsor’s removal from public office, according to its chairman, Neville Chamberlain.

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Sharing services could cut public bills

Public services in the UK have been lambasted for ignoring the savings offered by “shared services” in a new report on the subject from management consultants at Deloitte.

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Hildreth takes on net paedophiles

Adam Hildreth, the baby-faced entrepreneur from Leeds who scored his first business success at the age of 14, has announced plans to launch an online anti-"grooming" system in a bid to prevent paedophiles from preying on young children.

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Directors exempted under new corporate killing bill

The Government has introduced its long-awaited bill to create an offence of Corporate Manslaughter in England and Wales and Corporate Homicide in Scotland.

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Mixed reception for UKTI revamp

UK Trade and Investment, the government agency responsible for promoting British business interests overseas, has announced a new strategy to reorganise its activities.

Monday, 31 July 2006

Medium-sized businesses in the UK have experienced less change in competition, labour supply and outsourcing conditions as a result EU enlargement than any of their European competitors.

Monday, 31 July 2006

Controversial new EU anti-terror laws could lead to huge increases in telecoms costs for the region’s SMEs, it is warned.

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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.