Business

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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Inspirational Speaker To Share Growth Ideas With Shaftesbury Business Owners

Shaftesbury business owners will be shown how to identify new growth opportunities when an innovation expert shares her inspiring stories.

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Win A Hamper Filled With The Best Of Shaftesbury’s Indie Shops

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.

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New Shaftesbury Pop-Up Selling Frames That Contained Famous Artists’ Work

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.

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How A Shaftesbury Mum Beat Anxiety With Her Creative Online Business

Motherhood affected Rebecca Bingham’s mental wellbeing, so she decided to get help. Rebecca’s counsellor suggested creative writing as a release from parental pressures. Now, inspired by another Shaftesbury business success, Rebecca has launched a web-based store to encourage people to address anxiety issues.

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