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The annual trade fair challenge!

The annual trade fair challenge!

Feb 18th

The Spring Fair at Birmingham’s NEC is an annual event in the buying calendar of most retail businesses. The massive fair takes over 20 halls and ...

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Casa Fina through the decades

Casa Fina through the decades

Jul 18th

When an advertising lawyer with a top drawer London contacts book and a stylish Spaniard got together in 1960 they created one of the decade’s most ...

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 18th

I am so lucky to have been invited to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on several occasions over the years, latterly as a guest of Giles and Melanie ...

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Burleigh – where the past is very much in the present

Burleigh – where the past is very much in the present

Sep 24th

A few weeks ago I was delighted to visit the Burleigh factory in Stoke-on-Trent. It was a fascinating visit which demonstrated the traditions and ...

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Discovering the Wallace Collection

Discovering the Wallace Collection

Jul 24th

I have a list of places that I want to visit and this spring I crossed another off the list – The Wallace Collection. The only problem was that I ...

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Mary Portas

Mary Portas

Jun 24th

In 2012 I was reading a trade magazine which talked about Retail Independents Day. Mary Portas was quoted in support of this idea. It aimed to ...

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