Business

How Ciel Overcame Abuse And Opened Her Dream Bar In Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury’s new cocktail bar has opened and owner Ciel Taylor says that having her name above the door of ‘Ciel’s La Dolce Vita’ shows the world how far she’s come.

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Designer Clothes Instead Of Cats At Shaftesbury’s Newest Charity Shop

A shop selling second-hand designer clothes could draw style-conscious bargain hunters into town. The Dorset hospice charity, Julia’s House, which helps county children facing life-limiting conditions, is opening a new store on Shaftesbury High Street.

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Second National Award Win For Shaftesbury Family Business

A Shaftesbury business has been voted the Best in Britain by readers of a national magazine.

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New Arts, Crafts and Design Enterprise Transforms Empty Shaftesbury Shop

Shaftesbury now offers even more for shoppers who love unique art and craft items. This morning, Cath Henson and Anita Horak opened their second Kit and Kaboodle shop in the former Superbooks on Shaftesbury’s High Street.

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New Manager Of Squires Says Why The Job Suits Him Perfectly

Shaftesbury clothes shop, Squires, has a new boss. And while a 31-year old former teacher may initially appear to be an unusual choice for manager of this long-established gentleman’s outfitter, ThisIsAlfred discoveredtrainee tailor, Ben Denham, is switching careers to take on his ‘dream job’, running this iconic shop.

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Fifty Years As A Shaftesbury Greengrocer – Abbotts Boss Shares Memories

Paul Rowe has served the Shaftesbury public his last parsnip, potato or pomegranate. The owner of long-established Abbotts Greengrocers handed over the keys to employee Ross Townsend today.

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New Shaftesbury Shop Owner Promises Less Plastic And Online Offer

A long established Shaftesbury shop has a new owner from today. And High Street gift and card retailer, Cranbornes, has been sold to someone who arguably knows the business better than nearly anyone else.

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Retired Estate Agent Richard Keenlyside Shares Feelings About Gilyard Scarth Closure

Shaftesbury High Street estate agency, Gilyard Scarth, has closed. The company has shut its Gillingham and Sherborne offices too, but for many Shaftesbury people, Richard Keenlyside was the face of the business.

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Shaftesbury’s Shopkeepers Consider Challenges Posed By Two New Supermarkets

Lidl is coming to the Cattle Market site and Aldi will soon open a new store at Kingsmead, on the Shaftesbury side of Gillingham. ThisIsAlfred asked local traders how they felt about two new discount retailers on our doorstep.

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Ali’s Popular Hand Car Wash Business To Reopen Following Cattle Market Sale

When Ali Alan announced that his car wash on Shaftesbury’s Cattle Market site was closing, residents expressed their disappointment on Facebook. Now there’s good news. He’s re-opening.

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