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Indie shops key to reversing fortunes of struggling high streets, new study shows.

20 Nov 2023

A focus on independent stores and ‘browse-only’ shops can help to reverse the fortunes of the struggling high street, new research shows.
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Bira sets out expectations for this month’s Budget.

15 Nov 2023

The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), which works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes across the UK, has outlined its expectations from the government... Read more…

Mixed picture on consumer spending plans for Christmas

7 Nov 2023

New survey data from Deloitte has shown a seven percentage-point rise in the number of UK consumers - from 19% in 2022 to 26% in 2023 - who intend to spend more in the last three months of 2023,... Read more…

Grants of up to £100,000 made available to boost Cornish High Streets

7 Nov 2023

Communities across Cornwall can now apply for grants of up to £100,000 to improve High Streets, the council has said.
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Warwickshire County Council launches campaign to promote Christmas shopping at independent businesses

6 Nov 2023

A Christmas campaign encouraging Warwickshire’s independent town businesses to shout about why shoppers should buy from them this year is making a comeback.
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The Times names prettiest towns for indie Christmas shopping

6 Nov 2023

With just over six weeks until Christmas, The Times has named what it says are the seven prettiest towns in the UK for Christmas shopping, making special mention of the presence of independent... Read more…

Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards

23 Oct 2023

Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards
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New guides welcome on how to make shops more accessible for the elderly

23 Oct 2023

The International Longevity Centre has released new guides to show the steps retailers need to take to make their shops more accessible for the elderly.
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Bristol sandwich shop named best in the UK

23 Oct 2023

Family-run Bristol sandwich shop Sandwich Sandwich has been named best in the UK at the UberEats awards.
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Convenience stores to trial UK’s first digital proof of age card

23 Oct 2023

Convenience stores are set to be part of a testing programme for the UK’s first digital proof of age card.
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Business toolkit for Her Majesty's mourning

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Creative News, Outdoor News

cypherBIES Retail has created a visual toolkit for all organisations, and the public sector during this time of mourning to show the country speaking with one voice of unity.

If you feel it appropriate, please feel free to display the EIIR cypher on websites, social media profiles, digital screens, and shop windows, where ever possible.  Between now and, more specifically, on the day of the state funeral.

Please find a link to the tool kit below;

Business Toolkit

Please feel free to share this with your staff, colleagues and other business owners.

Q&A

Q: When are you expecting me to display the cypher?

A: Any time between now and the state funeral, but precisely from 8 pm Sunday to 9 am Tuesday Morning.

Q: Is it mandatory that we do this?

A: No, but it was an ask from the Palace and the household to show unity throughout the country.

Q: We are closed on Monday?

A: We are suggesting you might place it where the public will see it i.e. digital screens in the window, on websites, social media. If you have any questions on where to use it, please get in touch.

Q: Who can we get in touch with?

A: Email: branding@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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