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Social media tips from indie businesses who have successfully diversified their proposition

14 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.
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High street footfall rises 174% in England & Wales post-lockdown

14 Apr 2021

High streets across England and Wales have witnessed an immediate comeback in footfall as non-essential retailers reopened on Monday for the first time in over three months.
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New 18 million Bikeability funding coincides with Local Bike Shop Day aims

13 Apr 2021

The DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle back to schoolRead more…

'Optimism is in the air' according to BRC Economic Briefing Report

8 Apr 2021

The latest UK economic data has been significantly better than expected; check out key insights from the new research.
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Leading industry bodies warn that plan for vacant shop-to-residential conversions will not save our high streets

7 Apr 2021

Despite warnings from leading industry bodies the MHCLG have now confirmed that the simplified planning process for retail to residential conversions will be going ahead
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How to grow your independent business using new social media techniques

7 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.
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Minimum wage rises for two million workers

1 Apr 2021

The National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, the equivalent of more than £345 a year for a full-time employee. Increased cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices... Read more…

Indie Retail COVID-19 Reopening Resources and Guidance 2021

31 Mar 2021

Indie Retail have created an updated guidance document for shops that are now reopening after previously closing
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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 scheduled to take place August bank holiday weekend

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.
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Business rates appeals denied amid new 1.5bn relief package

26 Mar 2021

The government has said it will legislate to "rule out" business rates appeals related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as it unveiled a new £1.5 billion relief package.
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Maybe* CEO featured in list of 40 Digital Women to Watch 2021

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

Digital Women shines a light on the female technology role models throughout the UK and highlights women that have made a significant contribution to the technology sector. We're delighted to announce that Maybe* CEO Polly Barnfield OBE is featured in the 40 Digital Women to Watch in 2021 list, which is made up of the top entries for the annual Digital Woman of the Year award.

"This year, with the challenges presented by the pandemic, it was important for us to highlight the women who not only excelled in spite of the endless challenges of 2020, but also extended their services and efforts to help others in the wider community." - Lucy Hall, Founder of Digital Women


The Digital Women to Watch 2021 ebook is packed full of the UK's greatest talent and showcases the women who are going over and above to make a difference for women in digital.

Polly is shortlisted for the Digital Innovator of the Year award which recognises and rewards individuals who have harnessed the latest in digital and tech over the past year and are showing innovation in their area of work.

Read the Digital Women eMag here

 

"I'm delighted to be featured in the list amongst so many incredible women. The pandemic has forced each and every one of us to diversify and challenged us to think outside of the box to deliver technology solutions unlike never before. I'm proud to be one of many women to create digital solutions that are helping people through such challenging times." - Polly Barnfield OBE, CEO of Maybe*
    

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