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High Street Advisory Board – Register Today

High Street Advisory Board - Now Open   Our Aim Following on from the success of the Retail Advisory Board, we are now expanding and taking registrations for our newly formed High Street Advisory Board. The High Street Advisory Board has been created to identify...

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Industry Insider – Norma Henning

We had the pleasure of speaking to Norma Henning, co-owner of Robson’s Butcher & Deli in Hampton Hill. Robson’s are a small family run store specialising in carefully sourced British Free Range and Rare Breed meat, using traditional cuts and methods. Known for...

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Industry Insider – Sean Looney

We recently spoke to Sean Looney, owner of Micro Beers in East Sheen about his experiences of being a business owner and any advice he could offer to other independent retailers. Micro Beers is a fantastic bottle shop and tap room stocking some of the finest craft...

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Great British High Street Week – #MYHIGHSTREET

This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and reward high streets that are working hard to overcome challenges and succeed in this rapidly changing environment... For local businesses, councils, community groups and volunteers to celebrate the high streets that are...

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Industry Insider – James Archer

We recently caught up with James Archer of Archer’s Butchers. Archer's of Norwich was established in 1929 by John Archer who started in Norwich's famous provisions market. John founded the shop on Plumstead Road that still exists to this day. His son, James (Jimmy)...

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From inside the room at the launch of Grimsey 2

4th July 2018, David Whiteley On Wednesday 4th July I took the very early train to Birmingham for the official launch of The Grimsey Review 2. Bacon rolls and coffee were on hand and much appreciated. Bill Grimsey and his co-authors gathered to launch their update on...

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High Street Manifesto 2018

The future high street and how we achieve it together   1. Why does the high street matter?   The success or failure of the high street affects us all… The livelihoods of 100,000+ local business owners The largest private sector employer in the UK The...

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Industry Insider: Peter Murray & Melanie Seddon

Our Industry Insiders this week are Peter Murray & Melanie Seddon, owners of the Pulse of Perfumery in Knutsford, Cheshire. Known for their beautiful shop window displays, immersive customer experiences and the mixture of artisan brands they offer, we find out...

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The Great British High Street Awards are back!

We are officially supporting the Great British High Street Awards 2018 The Great British High Street Awards are an exciting opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the leading examples of the ways in which high streets are...

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Industry Insider – Bhavin Shah

Our industry insider this week is Bhavin Shah of Central Vision Opticians, Finchley. We chat to him about his upcoming in-store event, “Life is too short for boring glasses” and his experiences of running a marketing campaign as an independent retailer.  ...

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