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London goes traffic-free this Sunday

18 Sep 2019

London continues to test the waters with traffic-free street by taking part in World Car Free Day
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Brand loyalty is dependent on strong online offerings

18 Sep 2019

According to a recent UK Customer Brand Loyalty Survey, brand loyalty is heavily dependent on strong online offerings
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Female employment hit hard as online shopping grows

16 Sep 2019

An ongoing increase of high street shop closures across the UK means that female employment contuniues to decline.
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Less than 1 week left to enter Best Small Shops competition!

4 Sep 2019

It's not too late to enter the Best Small Shops Competition!
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IRC confirms Westminster for Best Small Shops competition reception

29 Aug 2019

The IRC have confirmed the Best Small Shops competition reception will be held in the House of Commons on the 5th of November!
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Outdoor Shops encouraged to enter the Best Small Shops competition!

14 Aug 2019

Represent the outdoor sector and celebrate local outdoor shops around the UK
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Is your creative shop the Best Small Shop of 2019?

14 Aug 2019

The IRC recommend small shops within creative industries to enter the competition and represent the industry with pride!
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The ACT shortlisted in the BikeBiz Awards 2019!

12 Aug 2019

The ACT has been shortlisted as a finalists for the Cycle Advocacy Award!
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Big ideas for Small Business Saturday

9 Aug 2019

Small businesses are encouraged to think big for Small Business Saturday!
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How was Cycle to Work Day for you?

8 Aug 2019

Cycle to Work Day is back for it's seventh year

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BA encourages booksellers to go green

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

The Booksellers Association (BA) has created a Green Manifesto encouraging themselves, Booksellers and the Book Industry to improve their eco-friendliness.

This manifesto is based on three key principles:

1. The need for change to help prevent further environmental decline is urgent and permanent
2. There is much that individuals and organisations can do
3. There is much that the UK book supply chain can do

The BA has created a list of recommendations for booksellers that range from small in-store changes to making the step to review the sustainability of their supply chain. All booksellers are encouraged to take the Green Manifesto Pledge by committing to four of the twelve actions suggested by the BA and downloading the pledge logo to use within the business.

For a full list of the recommendations and more information on the BA Green Manifesto view the full document here.

Bookshops encouraged to enter Best Small Shops competition!

BookshoBest Small Shopsps are also encouraged to enter the Best Small Shops Competition by BA m.d. Meryl Halls: "We are really keen for bookshops to submit for the Best Small Shops Competition. We've had such a great showing over the last few years - The Main Street Trading Company won last year, and had a measurable impact from the win - and we have had bookshops shortlisted in the last two competitions, so we really hope we can carry on the over-representation of bookshops, who, after all, are very much the Best Small Shops in the UK. The competition brings together indie retailers from across the spectrum, and allows the best community-builders, place-makers and retail innovators to showcase the wonderful work they do on our high streets."

Click here to enter the Best Small Shops competition now!

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