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How does winning a prestigious beauty industry award help you to build a thriving beauty salon?

We caught up with Joanne Mary Smith, owner of Beauty by Joanne Mary Smith to get the low down.

Posted 28/12/2018

How do you sustain a family high street business with a 50-year history, even through the toughest of times?

We caught up with Brian Shrigley, owner of Liverpool’s B Shrigley & Son fishmongers to find out.

Posted 13/12/2018

How do you take a love of food and Mediterranean travel, and turn it into a thriving independent restaurant?

Christine Downes, owner of Cabovino Wine Bar and Tapas in New Brighton, Wirral, gave us the benefit of her experience.

Posted 12/12/2018

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
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