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How do you build a cake baking business that counts royals amongst its customers in just five years?

We spoke to Amy Gilmore, owner of Amy Polka Pops in Ribchester, Lancashire to find out.

Posted 11/12/2018

How do you create an award-winning florist that stands out from the crowd?

We spoke to Anthony Cox, owner of Manchester-based – and aptly-named – Flourish, to find out how his award-winning business has become a focal point for his busy high street.

Posted 10/12/2018

How do you take over a small, independent fashion store and transform it into a high street favourite?

Ruth Holden, owner of Kimora Fashion & Lifestyle in Barrowford, Lancashire gave us the inside track.

Posted 03/12/2018

How do you turn a dream into an award-winning micro-pub in less than a year?

Andy Williams, beer enthusiast and owner of The Bow-Legged Beagle in New Brighton, Wirral, took time out to tell us how it’s done.

Posted 30/11/2018

How can a charity shop play a role in preserving the health of a local high street?

We asked Barbara Power, store manager at Mind in Garforth, Leeds for her view.

Posted 29/11/2018

How do you make a success of an independent, high street dry cleaning business?

We met Gary Scholey, owner of Padiham favourite, Status Dry Cleaners, to find out what sets the business apart.

Posted 28/11/2018

How do you build a beauty salon that stands out from the crowd?

We asked, Leanne Harry, one of our High Street Heroes and owner of The Powder Room, a salon close to Liverpool’s historic Sefton Park and Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.

Posted 27/11/2018

How do you become one of the top-rated guesthouses in Harrogate?

We spoke to Ali and Phil Standen, owners of Acorn Lodge to find out.

Posted 26/11/2018
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