Tag: high streets

Chester BID Team joins High Street Initiative

Posted on 1 September, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

A Cheshire city has been chosen to spearhead a pioneering national campaign aimed at filling empty retail premises and attracting shoppers back to struggling high streets. As part of the initiative — organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and... Read More

Newry Business Leaders demand Review of Retail Hub Decision

Posted on 26 August, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Retailers and business leaders in a Northern Ireland city are demanding a judicial review of a  decision to allow a superstore less than two miles from a thriving high street. Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade had pressed for a public inquiry into... Read More

Will Britain’s ‘convenience culture’ transform the High Street?

Posted on 30 July, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A new report by the Future High Streets Forum, in association with Southampton University, claims that Britain’s ‘convenience culture’ could prove to be the key to transforming struggling town centres. The report, called “one of the most... Read More

Christmas Shopping Season off to Flying Start

Posted on 5 December, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The past few years have taken their toll on the retail industry, with many chains being forced to liquidate or downsize as a result of reduced consumer spending. Even during the Christmas season, which is traditionally a boom time for retailers, revenues... Read More

Portas Joins Battle of Primrose Hill

Posted on 3 December, 2012 by Neil Bird under Business News

Last month we reported that celebrities including Sadie Frost and Sam Taylor-Wood are backing a campaign against beauty chain Space NK opening a branch in Primrose Hill. The opposition stems from a desire to protect independent retailers by keeping the area... Read More

High Street Vacancy Rate More Than One in Ten

Posted on 21 November, 2012 by Neil Bird under Economy

The national high street vacancy rate has hit record levels according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The figures reveal that 11.3 per cent of shops currently stand empty. Put another way this amounts to more than one in ten, and the BRC... Read More

Primrose Hill Celebs Campaign to Protect Independents

Posted on 14 November, 2012 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

Celebrities Sadie Frost and Sam Taylor-Johnson (better known as Sam Taylor-Wood) are spearheading a campaign to prevent beauty chain Space NK opening a branch in Primrose Hill. They claim that their aim is to protect the independent retailers in the village... Read More

Which Christmas Lights Switch On is Happening Near You?

Posted on 12 November, 2012 by MOVEHUT under Business News

For many people, Christmas shopping doesn’t actually begin until town centres and high street shops alike are glowing with festive lights. The turning on of these lights is all part of the attraction, but when and where are this year’s Christmas lights... Read More

Totnes Wins Battle to Keep Costa Out of Town

Posted on 31 October, 2012 by Neil Bird under Business News

We have previously reported on the battle between Totnes and Costa Coffee. Residents and businesses of the Devon town have been fighting for six months to prevent the coffee chain opening an outlet on Fore Street. They argue that the arrival of Costa... Read More

Industry Wide Group to Tackle Failing High Streets

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Representatives from the property, retail and banking sectors have joined forces to tackle the problem of the UK’s failing high streets. The industry-wide group met for the first time last week and has subsequently announced which organizations have signed... Read More