Victoria Rule, owner of The Nest, is looking to open a bigger shop in High Street and has set up a crowd funding page for support. The new premises would be home to locally based craft businesses to sell their handmade items, a regular craft workshop space and a vintage tea room. The project has until 17 April to raise £3,000 to make Vicki’s dream a reality.
Local barber and business owner Matt Robinson, has been named as Head Judge for the British Beard and Moustache Championships. Matt has been a barber for 25 years and owns Mister Robinson’s in Church Street. Due to take place on Saturday 22 August at the Temple Speech Rooms, the championships aim to raise money for mental health and suicide prevention charity The Lions Barbers.
Rugby First, in conjunction with Rugby Borough Council, are conducting a study into Rugby market. We want to ensure that it offers the products, quality and service that its customers value, and acts as an asset to Rugby town centre.
We would like to hear your opinions about the market and the impact that it has on your own business. Please follow this link to complete a short survey about the market by Sunday 22 March.
The new £20 bank note has been introduced, featuring the artist JMW Turner. This is the third polymer note issued by the Bank of England, that includes several security features such as two see-through windows and a two colour foil which make it very difficult to counterfeit.
If you are worried about counterfeit notes and would like more information on the new security features to look out for, ask a Ranger for a copy of the Business Banknote Checking brochure for peace of mind.
For small independent businesses, being recognised by a national brand can be a great marketing boost. Interior design store Izzy Loops was recently promoted by Annie Sloan for their #StockistSunday alert with a Facebook post that reached almost 10,000 followers. Izzy and her team stock the Annie Sloan chalk paint products in her store where you can also commission pieces and attend design workshops.