Archive of North West Business Insider
Issue - April 2014
In this edition we reveal the War Chest 100, listing the companies in the region with the most cash to spend. There’s also an interview with the Boost juice bar founders and a special on made in the North West 2014.
The ongoing turmoil at the Co-operative Group is a lesson to the rest of the business community. The company has long been held up as the figurehead of the co-operative movement – but its crown is beginning to slip. In his shock resignation as chief executive, Euan Sutherland claimed that “fundamental modernisation” was required to safeguard the organisation’s future. It’s a stark reminder that all businesses - new and old - have to evolve to survive.
Colin Mustoe has transformed his small office furniture manufacturing business into a £100m enterprise that employs more than 1,000 people. Chris Maguire meets him and his son Robert, who is now managing director.
Richard O’Sullivan is best known as the man who built Millie’s Cookies. But now, together with his wife Dawn, he’s working on a new venture with the potential to be just as successful. Chris Maguire meets them.