13 Feb 19

In these times of division and uncertainty there’s no better way of cheering up the Twickerati (that’s you, btw) than by listing out all the places that have closed down in Twickenham recently. Hurrah! Or rather ‘not hurrah’. There do seem to be quite a few of them. But we’re not just here for the depressing […]

23 Dec 18

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Bublé, everywhere you go. Yes folks, Christmas is upon us once again.  It shouldn’t really be a surprise, it’s been going on for a good few years now.  It also means it’s nearly the end of 2018 although to be fair, this is the first time that particular […]

11 Dec 18
Municipal Dreams

In the 1960s, Thetford was the fastest growing town in the country; almost two thirds of incomers came from London and a further 15 percent from the wider south-east. (1)  Some even called it ‘the London Borough of Thetford’.  By any standards, this was a seismic shift.  The last post examined the nuts and bolts […]

04 Oct 18
News Archives Uk

The chief executive of the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland has a no-deal deal. Brexit could tip the UK into a recession. Ross McEwan said a "bad Brexit" could result in negative growth in Britain and that RBS had become more cautious about lending to some sectors, including retail. "We are assuming 1-1.5% growth for […]

04 Oct 18

The managing director of the Royal Bank of Scotland, in a state of rescue, warned that a Brexit without agreements could lead the UK into a recession. Ross McEwan said that a "bad Brexit" could lead to negative growth in Britain and that RBS has become more cautious about lending to certain sectors, including retail. […]

31 Aug 18

Consumers reject the no-deal fears and the unceasing noise of the Brexit, while confidence resumes in August The GfK consumer confidence index skips three points at -7 in August It comes despite the significant concern and uncertainty surrounding Brexit The main buying index rose by 8 points: good news for big ticket retailers Of Emily […]

28 Aug 18
News Archives Uk

Sports Direct has hammered out negotiations with House of Fraser homeowners, warning that "greedy landlords" are to blame if hundreds of retail outlets are lost as a result of imminent closures. The sportswear retailer, which is controlled by Mike Ashley, snatched up the affected department store chain for £ 90m earlier this month, but it's […]

16 Jul 18
Archy Worldys

Marks & Spencer is planning a new wave of job cuts with more than 300 posts to be sold in stores across the country, according to documents the Guardian has seen. The high-street chain, which warned last week that their decision to close 100 stores would not necessarily be the end of their restructuring efforts, […]

25 Apr 18
Gill Pipkin Consulting

It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable […]

28 Mar 18
Kimberley Hunt

Previously a Multiyork store, the DFS will keep on the previous team from getsurrey – Home

23 Mar 18
We Just Had These...

Hear that sound of slamming doors? It’s the final closure of all 100 Toys”R”Us stores in the UK. Around 3,000 people are losing their jobs.