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William May jewellers achieves 40% sales growth in 2019Subscription

21 January 2020

Manchester-based jeweller William May has reported continued company growth, particularly across its second-hand jewellery range, seeing a 40% growth in overall sales year-on-year. 

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Government promises changes to business ratesSubscription

20 December 2019

The UK Government has promised to “support business” and “change business rates” in the Queen’s speech announced yesterday (December 19).

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Footfall declines in lead-up to Christmas weekSubscription

17 December 2019

Footfall fell across the UK by 0.9% in the week before Christmas (December 8-14) and an annual decline of 5%.

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Consortium urges action for UK’s older population Subscription

5 December 2019

A consortium including charities, academia and companies have published an open letter urging the Government, businesses and planners to work to ensure that UK high streets better adapt to the ageing population.  

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Shopper enthusiasm for Black Friday confounds expectationsSubscription

3 December 2019

Black Friday (November 29) saw a rise in footfall of 3.3% in comparison to 2018, according to retail intelligence experts Springboard.