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Maybe* gives shoppers the chance to win £100 for Independent's Day

30 Jun 2022

Independents' Day weekend is taking place from 2-3 July 2022. To celebrate Maybe* have got a tailor-made competition you can share across social media to encourage your customers to shop indie.... Read more…

Independents' Day blog: Prepare your business for a successful summer

23 Jun 2022

With this summer and for Independents Day, especially after the last few years, it is crucial that businesses can make the most of the increased footfall of physical shoppers.
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Are you maximising retail finance within your business?

23 Jun 2022

Retail Finance Training (RFT) is an online learning course delivering an informed insight into Retail finance that can be completed anywhere, in your own time.
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Win £500 in social media ads every month

23 Jun 2022

Every month Maybe* gives one of our clients £500 to spend on social media advertising. To enter all you need to do is watch the Maybe* training videos or attend their webinars.
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Welsh Government Publishes Retail Strategy

20 Jun 2022

The strategy outlines how the government will work with trade unions and businesses to regenerate retail and build a sustainable Wales.
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Retail Finance Retailer Awareness Handbook: A quick guide to your duties to the customer

15 Jun 2022

It is important that retailers read the document and familiarise themselves with industry standards to ensure they are creating a safe, informed space for consumers to shop and obtain credit.
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How to support Independents’ Day 2022

9 Jun 2022

A campaign that independent retailers across sectors and throughout the country can use to promote their own businesses online and in their own communities.
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Join Richardsons Cycles in raising money for the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

9 Jun 2022

Richardsons Cycles are asking for the public’s help to cycle the distance from Scarborough to Kyiv, a whopping 1320 miles! All money raised will be going to the DEC’s Ukraine... Read more…

Catch up on the latest APPGCW meeting with Baroness Vere on Road Safety and Active Travel

9 Jun 2022

Baroness Vere discussed issues including the Road Safety Strategic Framework, response to the Roads Policing Review, the Road Collision Investigation Branch, 2021 Road Casualty Data, new vehicle... Read more…

Winners of the Local Bike Shop Day voting competition announced!

26 May 2022

For 2022 Local Bike Shop Day introduced an entirely new voting function, allowing customers to show their appreciation and loyalty for their favourite bike shop! The winning shop that attained... Read more…

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UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Political News

The UK government has now assumed the presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF), leading its work to improve people’s lives across the world through cleaner, safer and more innovative solutions.

In a ceremony held in Leipzig, Germany, the largest gathering of transport ministers in the world will see current president, Morocco, hand over the reins to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

He will use the summit to:

  • Call for a united response against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as focusing on priorities on decarbonisation and road safety.
  • Take part in a demonstration of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – new technology that monitors the road ahead and automatically brakes the car if the driver fails to respond to a collision threat – as well as anti-lock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles.
  • Sign an Air Service Agreement event with Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. It means that crucial transatlantic routes can continue and planes flying from the UK will continue to enjoy the same access they currently have with Canada, helping the UK maintain its place as Europe’s most important aviation hub.
  • Chair meetings of the intergovernmental Zero Emissions Vehicles Transition Council (ZEVTC), which he is expected to use as an opportunity to discuss coordinating industry and government efforts in the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) – which will be key to decarbonising our roads and meeting global climate targets.

For more information see the Press Release: UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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