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Spoton Success: Meet Garry Stewart, the local it’seeze website consultant for York and Harrogate

Looking for an opportunity that provides real job satisfaction alongside a great work-life balance? That’s exactly what Garry Stewart found when he joined Spoton.net as a franchisee in 2013 following a successful career in business development. Below, Garry explains what it’s really like partnering with one of the UK’s …

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Publisher steps up cost cuts after drop in sales

The publisher of the Daily Mirror newspaper is to increase its costs savings target after reporting a fall in half-year sales, profits and circulation. Trinity Mirror saw pre-tax profits drop 15% to £38.2m in the six months to 2 July, while revenue fell 15% to £320m Circulation revenue fell …

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Worldpay haggles over UK HQ in £9bn takeover

Worldpay and its American suitor are haggling over the future status of its British operations as they seek to finalise a £9bn takeover of the FTSE-100 payments giant. Sky News has learnt that advisers to Worldpay and New York-listed Vantiv are in discussions about a binding commitment to locating …

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Briton convicted in Germany of major cyberattack

A British man has been convicted of carrying out a mercenary cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom last year. The 29-year-old, who has only been named as Daniel K, received a suspended sentence of 20 months for attempted commercial computer sabotage. He was wanted in Germany after roughly 900,000 consumer routers …

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Bankers’ scourge Tyrie holds audit firm talks

Andrew Tyrie, the former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, has raised the idea of helping the world’s biggest accountancy firms deal with growing regulatory scrutiny. Sky News has learnt that Mr Tyrie has held talks in recent weeks with a number of the big four accountancy firms and …

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Crossrail contractors fined over worker's death

Contractors working on Crossrail have been fined more than £1m over the death of a worker and two other incidents. A joint venture of three companies, Bam, Ferrovial and Kier (BFK), pleaded guilty to three offences following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Southwark Crown Court …

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Paul Shaw New Business Doctors Franchisee

Business Doctors has recruited its fourth franchisee for Greater London. Former lastminute.com and Time Out director Paul Shaw has bought the exclusive territory of Hounslow and Richmond. Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working alongside business owners to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which …

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Is SpaceX world's most valuable private company?

SpaceX has been valued at $21bn (£16bn), making it one of the most valuable privately owned companies in the world. The aerospace manufacturer and space transport business was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 and has set a number of records regarding private sector achievements in spaceflight. Its valuation …

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Study Group eyes sale amid Brexit visa doubts

The largest provider of international students to Britain’s higher education institutions is preparing to kick off a £700m sale amid uncertainty about Brexit’s impact on UK immigration restrictions. Sky News has learnt that the controlling shareholder in Study Group, which is headquartered in London, has hired bankers at Morgan …

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White Collar Franchise Opportunity Review

Franchises are available across almost all industries, from plumbing and cleaning to catering and entertainment. This means that, no matter what background a franchisee comes from, or what type of career they’re looking to build in the future, there will be something to suit them perfectly. White collar businesses …

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