Category Archives: Celebrate Success

ONE FORTY: the independent destination store. Guest blog about #IndieRetail Store @140Cranleigh

One Forty is the antidote to bland high street chains.  Now firmly established as a THE ‘general store and café’ for those in the know, it is a cornucopia of stylish and eclectic fashions, gifts and homewares, many of which … Continue reading

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Independent Retailer Month 2013 – just 16 days to go! #indiemonth #indieretail

With Independent Retailer Month (JULY) starting in just over 2 weeks, I wanted to share a full update to ensure all those retailers, groups of retailers and whole areas who are getting involved have access to all the information they … Continue reading

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#IndieRetail brand, Chloe James Lifestyle, runs fashion show for charity by @ChloeJamesStore

St Albans based independent  boutique,  Chloe  James  Lifestyle,  held  a  fashion  show  in  aid  of ReachOut  Plus  on  the  evening  of  May  2nd.  The  event  was  held  at  Cote  Brasserie, opposite  the  Chloe  James  Lifestyle  shop  on  the  High  Street  … Continue reading

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#IndieEaster Egg Hunt in Hampstead – Guest post by @JessicaLCriqui

This guest blog was originally a “letter to the Editor  of the Ham & High”, but I liked it so much I asked Jessica if I could share it here… I would like to thank each and every child and their … Continue reading

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How we organised the #IndieEaster Egg Hunt in Midhurst, by @Midhurst_Team

This guest blog was provided by Melanie Burgoyne, Rural Towns Coordinator, Economic Development (Partnership Projects) at Chichester District Council… Having been contacted about ‘Indie Easter’, I suggested the scheme to the Midhurst Reward Card group as they were already committed to doing a promotion … Continue reading

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How we worked with a Spanish Independent to expand our shop! by @seriouslysofas #IndieRetail

In August 2011 Seriously Sofas opened its doors for the first time.  They’ve guest blogged for us a couple of times since then, sharing their journey. Now, 20 months later, they are opening a new, expanded shop with the UK’s … Continue reading

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Knowledgeable staff with passion for their product enhance the retail experience by @mountainstyleCA

We are a family of 4 and our best memories are usually made outdoors, adventuring in kayaks, on skis, hiking or cycling on nature trails. It is important to us to have the right gear and be properly prepared when … Continue reading

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Start of Something Bigger – Guest blog by @emporiumoundle

We are going to open our own shop. Our own shop, with real shelves and a till and a window looking out to the high street. With little paper bags with our name on and a bell that goes ‘ping’ when … Continue reading

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Buxton Town Team – Christmas Shopping Crawl #IndieXmas by @BuxtonSpa

The Buxton Christmas Shopping Crawl is the first project to be undertaken by the newly formed Buxton Town Team.  The Town Team has emerged from the group that came together to apply for Buxton to be a Portas Pilot Town.  … Continue reading

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A Crafty Cuppa in Taunton’s High Street Welcomes TV Shopping Channel Host! #IndieRetail by @Craftasmic

This is a guest blog by the team at Craftasmic who are looking forward to an amazing day on Saturday 27th October! Two independent, family run businesses on Taunton’s High Street have joined forces to form what’s set to be … Continue reading

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