Business

Stylish Social Media Influencer With 272,000 Fans To Open Shaftesbury Shop

Marte Marie Forsberg has gathered an impressive 272,000 Instagram followers, who love her stylish landscape and food photography images and stories. Expect to see more visitors in town from this autumn, when Marie encourages her loyal fans to visit her new Shaftesbury High Street business.

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Shaftesbury Business Moving After 64 Years – And New Owner Wants Your Ideas

Abbotts Greengrocers is moving to new premises. Alfred’s Keri Jones spoke with its new owner about his first six months of operating the business and his future expansion plans.

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Shaftesbury Area Beauty Products Featured In Major Summer Movie

A Ludwell businesswoman’s products have been featured in one of 2019’s most critically acclaimed movies. Now Jemma Ricketts of Enchanted Plants is hoping that exposure from the film ‘Yesterday’ will boost her online skin care product sales.

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Choosing To Open In Shaftesbury Was ‘Best Decision’ Says Expanding Eco-Retailer

Eco-entrepreneur Lucy Barfoot is doubling the size of Shaftesbury’s zero waste shop, Coconut and Cotton, today. Lucy tells Alfred that her locally popular store has also become a hit with tourists and Instagram fans. And she reveals the product Shaftesbury can’t get enough of.

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Shaftesbury Groups Partner For £1m Town Centre Enhancement Bid

A £1m bid for cash to enhance Shaftesbury town centre has been submitted to grants body, Historic England. If the funding is awarded, it will be used to tackle empty shops, enhance the street markets, improve the appearance of the town centre and celebrate Shaftesbury’s heritage.

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Shaftesbury Historic Café Reopens As Tearoom And Tapas Bar

An iconic Shaftesbury town centre tearoom will open under new management in time for Shaftesbury Fringe weekend.

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New Chamber Of Commerce Chair Shares Her Vision For More Events and Landlord Engagement

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce has a new Chairman. Virginia Edwyn-Jones hopes to create more events in our town’s calendar, and she wants engagement with landlords to ensure that our High Street remains vibrant, with many independent stores.

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Dorset’s First Young Traders’ Market Offering Free Stalls In Shaftesbury

Young entrepreneurs are being offered free trading space at Shaftesbury’s monthly Sunday High Street market. Alfred spoke with organiser Steve Dauwalder and heard why he’s establishing Dorset’s first ‘Young Traders Market’.

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The Semley Tree-Climbing Expert Touring England’s Summer Festivals

Mark Hawes quit the London rat race and moved to the Shaftesbury area to pursue his dream. He wanted to work with trees. His Semley-based tree-climbing business now operates across England and at prestigious summer festivals.

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Get Expert Advice And Make New Contacts At Shaftesbury’s First Business Expo

A brand-new business event will offer Shaftesbury business people the latest information on tax and employment law and will share tips on making the most of an online presence.

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