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North West team aim to be the new face of venture capital

A group of students from The University of Manchester have been selected to become the North West’s first ever team of student venture capitalists. The 17-strong team will work with Campus Capital, the innovative venture capital firm that operates in partnership with...

Clicks more risky than bricks in North West retail

Almost one in three online retail firms in the North West are at greater than normal risk of failure – a higher proportion than high-street clothing, footwear or general retail stores, according to new research by the insolvency trade body R3. It says the figures...

UK’s first ‘on campus’ VC seeks tech stars of future

A new venture capital firm is the first in the UK to build ‘on campus’ investment funds in partnership with leading universities. Campus Capital is launching its first £2m fund and has signed up the University of Sheffield as its first partner. It is also in talks...

Cleantech – why the revolution is about to begin

‘It will never catch on.’ From the advent of the railways, every major technology breakthrough has attracted its fair share of cynics and cleantech is no different. However, the Paris climate change summit may have provided the impetus it needs to take off. Although...

Entrepreneurs ‘must rethink their exit strategy’

Entrepreneurs could be holding back the growth of their business and jeopardising their long-term financial security by retaining full ownership of their company until retirement, according to Enterprise Ventures. It wants to encourage more owner-managers to consider...

Thousands of firms at risk in tax avoidance clampdown

Thousands of companies could be facing an uncertain future as a result of HMRC’s clampdown on tax avoidance schemes, according to the insolvency trade body R3. As HMRC steps up its demands for repayment, R3 says that some companies are receiving demands for tens or...