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

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

Consumer confidence shows unexpected rise - but squeeze set to bite

Consumer confidence showed an unexpected uptick in May as shoppers seemed happy to ignore rising inflation and shrinking wages to splash the cash, according to new research.

Retail sales slow in year to May as households feel the pinch

Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to May following strong growth in April, while selling prices rose at the fastest pace in six years, according to new research.

Unemployment rate hits 42-year low – but wage growth falls behind inflation

The UK’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest point since 1975 in the first quarter of 2017, but wage growth fell behind inflation for the first time since 2014.

Economy slows as service sector weakens

Economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2017 to 0.3 per cent, according to official figures.

Unemployment dips to 1.56m but inflation restricts pay growth

Unemployment fell by 45,000 to 1.56m in the three months to February, according to the latest figures.

UK productivity crisis deepens - report

British firms continue to hire staff but output is struggling to pick up, meaning the UK's already "alarmingly" low productivity levels are likely to get worse, according to the latest Business Trends Report.

Consumers in "cagey" mood as confidence holds steady

Consumers remained in a "cagey" mood about the state of their personal finances and the general economic picture in March, although they felt slightly more confident about making big purchases, according to new research.

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.

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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.