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Get Pumped Up to cycle and join the World's Biggest Bike Ride on 12 September

14 Aug 2020

Cycling UK have launched a new campaign- Pumped Up- to celebrate the joy of the bike across our towns, cities and countryside and reminding people about the fun and freedom that cycling... Read more…

How Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses

13 Aug 2020

Comment from Karen Dear, Director of Operations at the CBA (Craft Bakers Association) on how Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses
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12 Aug 2020

Use these tips to promote your involvement with Local Bike Shop Day to increase the cumulative impact!
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Best Small Shops partner Maybe* urges retailers to get back onto social media

12 Aug 2020

With a month to go until entries close in the search to find Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020 Maybe*, which has been named as partner of this year's competition, has found that independent... Read more…

Enjoy Summer Safely and #ShopLocal this week

11 Aug 2020

The Government has begun Shop Local Week, seven days of concentrated activity encouraging shoppers to return to their local high street and shop safely.
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Buy Now Pay Later providers cause concern across UK as debt rises

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services
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ActSmart raises hundreds of pounds for the National Emergencies Trust

5 Aug 2020

The free ActSmart subscription offer was taken up by a large number of businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause
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Customer experience placed at the height of importance by brands post-lockdown

5 Aug 2020

The brands currently bossing customer experience and the six key pillars to drive your business in the right direction

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Local Bike Shop Day the perfect time to target Back To Work & Back To School cyclists

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if... Read more…

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme now available to customers

28 Jul 2020

The first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 have been released to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling
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Hafod Hardware encourages people to shop local

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A christmas advert made by an independent hardware shop has become exceedingly popular across the UK within a matter of days.

Posted on the Hafod Hardware Twitter page on the 2nd of December, the advert has since grown to have over 3,000 retweets and nearly 10,000 likes, and has been featured in BBC news as well as the Daily Mail.

The independent store has been run by generations of the same family since 1895. It filmed the advert in just one day costing £100, a small price in comparison to the £1million spent on the John Lewis Christmas campaign.

The advert features two-year-old Arthur opening up the hardware shop, wrapping presents for customers and running the shop. Tom Jones, Arthur's father, said the "underlying message" is to "shop at your small independent shops".

He then went on to say "I understand Christmas can be a very expensive time for everyone and they need to save money where they can, but if they can afford to, just try and shop at your small independent shops and support us, it makes a big difference."

 

 

 

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