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Only the most hardened climate change deniers, or Donald Trump, would deny the world isn't becoming a warmer place, so being in the air-conditioning industry would seem to be a fairly safe bet for a future-proof business. With last year being the joint-hottest summer on record, UK air-conditioning firms must surely have done a roaring trade. This summer hasn't quite matched up, admittedly, but...

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‘I’m a human being first – and a lawyer second’

‘I’m a human being first – and a lawyer second’

It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’ve finally managed to get hold of Nick Miller after a couple of weeks of passing like ships in the night as work schedules kept getting the better of us. When I finally get through to him, I’m expecting to have to keep my interview brief so he can get back on with his day; if I’m honest, I’m expecting that he’ll sound like he has better things to do than talk to...

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Can he fix it? Yes, he can!

Can he fix it? Yes, he can!

As a boy, Mike Smith was the type who would take things apart just so he could put them back together. He was fascinated by electronics and, even at the age of 13, had a flair for wiring. When he left school, all he knew was that he wanted to somehow get paid for tinkering in his shed. Now, aged 44 and heading up Cobus Communications, Mike has pretty much realised this ambition, although Cobus’s...

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Having a bad week? You’re not alone…

Having a bad week? You’re not alone…

Entrepreneurs are a breed apart. They innovate, they take risks, and the buck stops with them – and this magazine exists to celebrate that. But when you are your own boss, even if you have a team behind you, it can be all too easy to feel like you’re in an echo chamber. There are scores of networking events up and down the region, but they’re mostly geared around the promotion of products...

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