Category Archives: Campaigns

PRESS RELEASE: The High Street is Dead, Long Live the High Street! #futurehighstreet

Retail Champion and high street campaigner, Clare Rayner, announces the first Future High Street Summit in a bid to ditch the rhetoric about “death of the high street” and to kick-start positive ACTION to accelerate the transformation and regeneration of … Continue reading

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Beyond Portas – Communities need to work together to reconnect people with local businesses #indieretail

I don’t think anyone would claim our high streets are thriving, and whilst some are better than others, most are in need of a boost. The government invested in some support for the high street, but I am not sure … Continue reading

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Why business rates need to change to mirror changes in consumerism

In the 2 weeks from 6th to 20th January 2013 I felt like I’d got caught up in a non-stop media circus. From radio to TV, it was all happening, and practically daily! First it was about the retailers were reporting … Continue reading

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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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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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