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How to run winning social media competitions and Instagram giveaways

6 Jul 2022

Running social media competitions and Instagram giveaways are an easy way to build your audience and your engagement. But there are a few tips and tricks you need to master, as well as those... Read more…

Fire Brigade warns about dangers of e-bikes purchased from online marketplaces

6 Jul 2022

As e-bikes from a reputable shop can often seem overly expensive to consumers, it is also important that IBDs present them with opportunities to spread the cost, through services such as retail... Read more…

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…

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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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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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…

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New Scottish Government Vision on Electric Vehicles

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

Transportscotland Scotland has published a new vision for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The vision document announces a new charging fund providing local authorities with up to £60m over the next four years.

Scottish Ministers are committed to tackling climate change and to delivering net zero as set out in the update to the Climate Change Plan. A key part of this will  be encouraging the people of Scotland to make greater use of public transport, cycling and other forms of active travel. And, whilst they want to see an overall reduction in reliance on cars, aligned with their ambition to reduce annual kilometres driven by 20% by 2030, a wholesale shift to zero emission vehicles is also necessary to meet climate change goals.  

Transport Scotland estimates that half of the fund will be invested in the private sector and anticipates that the vision can double the size of the public charging network in Scotland.

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson MSP has also announced £350k to support six pathfinder projects across Scotland.

A Network Fit For The Future: Draft Vision for Scotland's Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network 

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