Monthly Archives: July 2012

Creating Christmas Shopping Crawls – A local activation element of #indiexmas for #indieretail

It’s 25th July – it’s possibly going to be the hottest day of the year (about time). Why then am I blogging about Christmas shopping crawls? Well, I’ve been inspired by Banbury who have run a month-long shopping crawl to … Continue reading

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Retail reaction to #PortasPilots

Today a further 15 “Portas Pilots” were announced. I’d had the press release yesterday and along with a number of retailers and people like me, small business owners who support and work with retailers, had a number of misgivings and … Continue reading

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Nearly 400 Town Teams are to win backing from a multi-million pound package of Government support to revive their high streets and make them the beating hearts of their communities, Local Government Minister Grant Shapps announced today. Having received an … Continue reading

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Retail Ready People – a great project from @RetailTrust & @Vinspired #Indieretail

vInspired, the charity dedicated to helping young people do good things, has teamed up with retail charity, Retail Trust, to offer young people in England aged 16 – 25 the opportunity to take part in a new 12 week skills … Continue reading

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When local press is led solely by advertising revenues local businesses loose out

For a while I’ve had a sneaky suspicion that my local press in St Albans weren’t entirely fair in their reporting of local business news. In September 2007, at the opening event of my offices – a new, innovative use … Continue reading

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