Tag : independents
Chancellor to overhaul SME aid scheme Subscription
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly preparing to overhaul the emergency aid scheme for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), to help prevent a deluge of coronavirus-related insolvencies.
An indie ready for the coronavirus fightSubscription
Vanessa Hodgson, founder and managing director of Suffolk- and Norfolk-based independent womenswear chain Collen & Clare, discusses how communicating amid the coronavirus crisis is the “only hope of moving forward”.
Independent retailers forced to close their doors due to the government’s new measures to tackle coronavirus should receive immediate access to financial support, says the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira).
Bigger indies 'frustrated' by Budget Subscription
Independent retailers across the UK have welcomed the business rates suspension announced in this week’s Budget, but claim it is “unfair” to have dismissed the bigger independents and multiple retailers also occupying the high street.
Independent retailers have called for government cashflow assistance and tax breaks to protect them against the potential impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Indies feel the force of Storm Ciara Subscription
Many independents have been forced to shut up shop this week as Storm Ciara battered across the UK and Ireland.
The menswear brand banking on independentsSubscription
Guide London has taken an independent approach to business to withstand the troubles of a shrinking high street.
Indies focus on in-season buying for autumn 20Subscription
Independents have squeezed their budgets heading into the autumn 20 trade shows, and will switch to more in-season orders, following a difficult period for sales.
Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.
Nike settles claim by London indieSubscription
Nick Mavrides, owner of Ace Sports in London’s Kentish Town, has won a tribunal in the small claims court against sportswear conglomerate Nike.