March Highlights

March Highlights

  • Rugby Borough Council announced a new £200K start-up fund to encourage retailers into the town centre.
  • Congratulations to Café Vin Cinq, who have won Best Independent Restaurant in Warwickshire award from local media group What’s On Live.
  • 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.
  • Rugby First launched a new food and drink website and guide to promote the food and drink businesses in the town centre.
  • Jeans Flowers new shop had their grand opening on Regent Street, Mojo barbers on Church Street has been refurbished and the former Brook Street recruitment agency office on Chapel Street is currently being refurbished into a craft beer bar.
February Highlights

February Highlights

  • The Seven Stars pub was named Rugby CAMRA Pub of the Year for the third year in a row.
  • ‘Bruce Springclean’ was announced as the winning name of our new Glutton street cleaning machine, live on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Breakfast Show.
  • Five Star Theatre were awarded Best Theatre Production Company in Warwickshire by Global Hospitality.
  • Three café on Clifton Road re-opened with new owners and The Black Swan pub is now under new management.
January Highlights

January Highlights

  • Jean’s Flowers announced that they would be moving to bigger premises in Regent Street.
  • Christmas shoppers boosted footfall figures in the town up to 15% higher than this time last year.
December Highlights

December Highlights

  • Yum Yum World announced that they plan to open a children’s entertainment centre, crѐche and vegetarian restaurant in the former Poundland building on Sheep Street.
  • Experience hairdresser’s launched a new health and beauty service called Beauty Experience.
  • Hays Travel opened in the former Thomas Cook outlet in Rugby Central.
  • Millington Travel began refurbishing their new unit in the Swan Centre and are expected to open before Christmas.
  • 2019 year to date footfall figures for the town centre are up 12% on last year.
November Highlights

November Highlights

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  • Following an award of £1,000 by Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe for new equipment, there are now 500 radios in the network to tackle shoplifting and anti social behaviour in the town centre.
  • On the eve of the Rugby World Cup 2019 final, Mayor of Rugby Cllr Bill Lewis featured on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky Sports.
  • Rugby was awarded a Silver Gilt at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards.
  • All Agents awarded Best Lettings Branch of the Year in Rugby to Red Brick on Regent Street.
  • Almost 9,000 people were in town on Sunday 17 November to see the Christmas Lights Switch On.
October Highlights

October Highlights

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  • Over 1,500m of bunting was hung around the town to mark the start of Rugby World Cup 2019 and ‘dress’ Rugby as a great place for events.
  • A new networking group – Business Buzz Rugby – launched on Thursday 10 October that has no membership fees or sector restrictions.
  • Café Vin Cinq launched a sister company, CVC Kitchen, to cater for business lunches, celebrations and events with a handmade buffet delivered directly to clients.

     

  • Scallywags hairdresser is celebrating their 30th anniversary this month, with M&M Jewellers joining the party for their 16 years in business.