Paul Smith Signs For New Manchester Store News

M&G Real Estate and intu have confirmed one of the UK’s leading designers, Paul Smith, for the opening of his first Manchester shop. Founded in Nottingham in the early 70s, Paul Smith has taken 3,000 sq ft on New Cathedral Street on a 10-year lease.

New look Cathedral Square takes shape News

Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund (SHOF), Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council celebrated a major milestone in the redevelopment of the former Cathedral Plaza shopping centre in Worcester.

Franchising: The answer to flexible working News

The need for flexible working is becoming increasingly apparent, with more than half of British fathers wanting a less stressful job in order to take better care of their families. 

Small shops set to benefit £7.5 billion boost this Christmas Business Insight

Shoppers are set to spend an extra £7.5 billion in the UK’s small shops over the coming month, estimates AXA, and with most shoppers saying stress is their overriding emotion during Christmas shopping, they are turning to small retailers for a more enjoyable experience.

Picking the perfect Rolex News

The Rolex is easily the most prestigious watch brand in the public eye – with over two million yearly searches performed by UK Google users.

Retail Sales Report Strong Growth In Year To October Business Insights

Retailers reported the strongest pace of growth since September 2015 over the year to October, with sales expected to expand at similar pace next month, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

Nottingham Study Their Evening & Night Time Experience News

The Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, has commissioned a study of the evening and night time experience in Nottingham city centre.

A Slice of Pumpkin Eye News

Half term Halloween is covered at London’s South Bank with four fabulous attractions all offering a spook-tacular range of events.

New PC World Helps Birmingham Businesses Grow News

PC World Business today announced the opening of a new Business Centre in the Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse store in Birmingham as the organisation continues to expand its offering of products and support to businesses in the United Kingdom.

Desks get an upgrade with sophisticated stationary News

While it doesn’t offer the six weeks of freedom that are enjoyed by children across the nation, summer can seem like a holiday period for many working professionals, with the longer lighter nights encouraging early finishes and an influx of social events.

Capture Birmingham’s ‘brand’ to win £1,000 of gear News

Birmingham branding agency ORB today launches a competition in partnership with Retail Birmingham for amateur and professional photographers across the Midlands to take 10 photos that tell the story of Birmingham and convey what the city means to them.

Bravissimo Opens Its Doors To Birmingham News

Birmingham’s female population is in for a treat this summer, as successful lingerie and swimwear company Bravissimo, is set to open its doors with a brand new 3,500 sq. ft. store.

Green light for Lidl! News

Last week East Devon District Council approved planning permission for Lidl, the UK’s fastest growing supermarket, to build their new regional distribution centre, a move which will see the supermarket create around 500 jobs for the area.

Record Number of Entrants Apply for Midlands Fashion Awards News

Midlands Fashion Awards 2016 have announced a record number of entrants to this year’s Awards with entrants coming from as far afield as Italy, New York, Poland, India and more close to home from Birmingham, Worcestershire, Leicestershire and more around the region.