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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Shaftesbury business owners will be shown how to identify new growth opportunities when an innovation expert shares her inspiring stories.
One lucky Shaftesbury shopper will win a hamper filled with goodies donated by our independent town centre businesses. Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce has arranged a window competition to celebrate the Shaftesbury Food Festival on Sunday 12thMay.
The latest in a series of temporary sales on Shaftesbury High Street is offering the chance to purchase an artwork connected to Picasso. It’s not a painting by the Spanish artist but the decorative frame that once displayed one of his pieces.