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Knutsford in Bloom 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:10



'Smell of Success' for Knutsford's independent traders.

Engaging creative displays by Knutsford traders including Pulse of Perfume in Princess Street  and Gusto Restaurant and Bar on King Street (shown) are challenging RHS Flower Show visitors to browse, 'shop and dine' in the town on their way to and from the show. Disappointing, was the lack of participation and noticeable absence of any flower displays by the town's new supermarkets who hopefully will be inspired  to participate in future events to promote the town. An idea for Waitrose (courtesy of Marketing Knutsford) could be to make a display around the Waitrose signage with perhaps a display created and sponsored by either Fryers' rose centre or the Black Rose shop. Customers and visitors on their way home to the station could be offered a £10.00 meal deal with a bottle of Rose Wine. Perhaps it not too late this year to implement. 


 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:40
 
Issues on parking and business rates hike not likely to encourage increase in footfall or retailers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 March 2012 12:20
 Forum welcomes Portas Review, but says more work needs to be done in key areas

The Forum of Private Business has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept virtually all of the recommendations in the Portas Review, but said it has not nearly gone far enough in key areas.

Last year ministers asked retail guru Mary Portas to compile a report on how to revive the UK’s flagging high street economy, which is suffering from reduced footfall and high vacancy rates.

The Government has now said it will implement most of the 28 key proposals put forward by Ms Portas, including better management of town centres with new town teams, affordable town centre car parking, a town centre ‘first’ approach in planning and disincentives for landlords who leave shops empty.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:22
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Knutsford Businesses join forces to promote their products and services. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:32
Following the demise of the Knutsford Business Club last year, a number of individual members have come together to realise the potential of the club by working together to promote their products and services. They will all be complimentary companies and come with referrals from customers and clients alike. All have trading premises in and around Knutsford and will 'encourage business networking and referral business' without the need for monthly meetings. Knutsford Business News is delighted to support this initiative and will provide updated news from the group throughout the year. The first success has been the letting of previously empty office space that now provides like-minded individuals with a friendly working environment where each can offer their combined support and skills, while working on their own business. This opportunity only came about by individuals working together to achieve a solution to their workspace requirements and a flexible landlord.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:27
 
Knutsford retail scene attracts several new tenants despite economic uncertainty. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Monday, 12 July 2010 01:04


New companies moving in include Rohan outdoor clothing in Princess St, yet to be confirmed - A Jewellery shop in Minshull St, taking over Modelle's premises,  A new fashion clothing shop where the Dressing Room was trading, Chalon Interior design/kitchens, to open in what was formerley known as Cos Recruitment. an Art gallery in the former Starbucks, another kitchen design shop, and the already opened Aunty Mabels Seat.

Perhaps this is indicative of what life has in store for us in Knutsford thanks to the 'austerity package' created by our own Tatton MP and Chancellor, George Osborne, where we will be spending more time and money in our kitchens, buying suitable attire for 'staycation holidays' and saving money by not having to move into a larger house. .

Exiting from the retail scene in June and July sadly includes the loss of Modelle, Nasty and the Dressing Room.  Chris Orwell of Interiors, trading for the past 20 years from his premises in King Street, has decided to close and Starbucks have already left. Most owners stated that failure to address the parking issues contributed to their decision not to renew their leases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:54
 
Concerns raised over traffic chaos if pedestrianisation of King Street goes ahead. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Len Thomson   
Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:07
Businesses' concerns heighten over fear that  traffic re-routing to accommodate proposed plans for pedestrianisation will be hopelessly flawed. Existing signage proves to be totally inadequate to cope with the everyday events, whereby HGV drivers relying on their SATNAV for directions continue to enter King Street causing endless queues of traffic, and damage to parked cars. There is a feeling that between Highways and Cheshire East, there has been a  failure to address the existing issues that continuously prove that the signage is inadequate, why should they be able to provide a solution to a new set of issues that will no doubt create new challenges. If you have any views or concerns over Pedestrianisation of King Street, the Knutsford Business Club will be holding a Meeting at 6.00pm in the Angel Hotel on Tuesday 18th May 2010 for any traders or businesses that would like to have their ideas and concerns shared and supported.
Photo taken 7th May 2010 outside the Knutsford Wine Bar
Last Updated on Monday, 12 July 2010 01:01
 
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