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How will each UK Political Party affect local shops?

3 Dec 2019

Ahead of the 2019 General Election ACS have summarised how each of the main Political Party's manifesto will affect local shops
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ACS calls on Convenience Stores to respond to 2020 Crime Survey

25 Nov 2019

IRC member ACS is calling on convenience store retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months in their 2020 Crime Survey.
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Make the most of Small Business Saturday

21 Nov 2019

With Small Business Saturday just over two weeks away, it's not too late to put some plans in motion to get the most out of it!
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#IndieXmasWindows

20 Nov 2019

Indie Retail UK has launched a new campaign that celebrates all the hard work and creativity that independent retailers put into creating their shop window displays.
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Christmas discount for The Big Ones Fishing Shows 2020

19 Nov 2019

The Big One Fishing shows 2020 are back with two of the biggest hows in the angling industry held at Stoneleigh and Farnborough.
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Conservative Party Business Rates Announcement

18 Nov 2019

The Conservative Party proposes to provide a business rates discount for retailers
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IRC member ACS Briefs Election Candidates

15 Nov 2019

ACS has briefed all prospective parliamentary candidates on the policy issues that affect local shops
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Arragon's Cycles talks about Best Small Shops competition commendation

12 Nov 2019

Sarah Graham, owner of Arragon's Cycles has spoken out about how the competition has affected their business and how they continuously strive for greatness.
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Buy Now Pay Later firm misleads customer and negatively affects credit score

12 Nov 2019

A recent story published on BBC news shows how a popular finance provider misled a 21-year-old student which ended in... Read more…

GoFundMy Business: The Cash-Strapped Small Business solution?

11 Nov 2019

GoFundMe is being used as a method for small businesses to raise funds that are cash-strapped and struggling
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Whalley's specialist outdoor shop in the running to be Best Small Shop 2019

Posted on in Outdoor News

There is now less than 2 weeks to go until the Best Small Shop in the UK of 2019 is announced at the reception in the House of Commons!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been introducing you to the fantastic shops that have been shortlisted and telling you about the wonderful ways in which they continuously help their communities and why they stood out to the judges.

A family-run outdoor shop in Whalley, Lancashire has been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2019.

Whalley Warm & Dry offers a multi-award-winning specialist boot fitting and customisation service in store. Trained fitters take ten measurements to identify the length, width & volume of the feet whilst the customer relaxes with a cup of tea. Using the latest technology, pressure distribution & foot arch are assessed. Staff then match the customers feet to the shop's extensive range of footwear, which includes 170 different fitting options & styles not found anywhere else in the UK. They personalise the fit of the footwear in store to match the contours of the feet, which is achieved through gentle steaming and stretching.

The shop also has a "Make a day of it" page on their website which helps the local visitor economy by promoting local places to eat, shop & discover. Whalley Warm & Dry regularly sponsor local events and have helped to raise money & donations for local causes including homelessness and mental health. 

 

For more information about Whalley Warm & Dry visit their pages in the Indie Retail Shop directory. Keep up to date with the Best Small Shops competition by following our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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