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The Times publishes its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK

24 Jun 2024

The Times has just published its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK.
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Indie retail village wins Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024

24 Jun 2024

An independent retail village in Ely that celebrates its one-year anniversary this month has won the Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024.
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Bike shop owner slams police’s “abject apathy” after three shops broken into in one night

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A cycle shop owner has criticised the police’s “abject apathy” towards bike theft after thieves attempted to break into his store for the second time in a year, on the same... Read more…

A simple comparison of the General Election manifestos

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With less than three weeks to go until the General Election, Bira has produced a simple table comparing manifestos for Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Reform UK, and... Read more…

Independents Day message - supporting independent shops boosts local jobs and economies.

24 Jun 2024

With the annual Independents’ Day weekend coming up on July 6th and 7th, independent retailers have been reinforcing the message that supporting independent shops boosts... Read more…

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Small independent Harrogate shop does it again at the national level with new awards glory

Posted on in Business News

Independent Harrogate computer shop Phase 4 Computers has been named as a finalist in the Tech Awards 2024.

Gold cup

After making the prestigious list in the national awards organised by Tech for Techs, Richard Towers-Forth of Phase 4 Computers said: "We are honoured to be considered among the best in the field.

“We believe in providing honest, plain and simple English advice that helps our clients make informed decisions about their devices.

“This prestigious recognition acknowledges our commitment to innovation, excellence, and performance in the tech industry."

The small retailer has been shortlisted as finalists for three awards, thanks to the support and recommendations from tech professionals, vendors, and distributors who recognise the impact of its work.

Phase 4 Computers has been quietly providing top-notch tech support services without charging any diagnostic fees or hourly rates that break the bank since 1996. They are also members of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce.

Phase 4 Computers’ latest UK success sees it nominated in the following categories:

Finalist Tech For Techs community expert - Richard Towers-Forth

Finalist Best Tech Website – www.p4com.com

Best Shop Front – Phase 4 Computers

Richard Towers-Forth said: “We would like to thank you all our customers for being part of our success and we look forward to celebrating this achievement with you."

More information on the awards can be found here. 



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