Running a small business or operating as a sole trader can sometimes be rather lonely but Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce is trying to change that.
Traditionally, the sound of ringing tills was considered to be music to a retailer’s ears. In 2019, it is the attention-diverting burst of an iPhone message alert that makes the owners of Shaftesbury’s Botanical Candle Co happy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.