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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.

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  • Laura Ashley SS20

    Laura Ashley to return to its roots, says CEOSubscription

    20 February 2020

    British heritage brand Laura Ashley will return to its archives in a bid to reverse its poor performance, new CEO Katherine Poulter told Drapers. 

  • John Lewis York

    John Lewis wins top customer approvalSubscription

    19 February 2020

    John Lewis has been named as the high street retailer most recommended by customers in the UK in YouGov’s Retail Recommend rankings. 

  • Fashion Enter in north London

    Manufacturers slam new immigration system Subscription

    19 February 2020

    The British manufacturing industry has slammed the government’s new immigration system, saying it disregards the sector and will be “disastrous” at a time when retailers are showing an increased interest in UK production. 

  • laura ashley aw20

    Laura Ashley funding hunt concludesSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Laura Ashley has announced it “should be able” to meet its immediate funding requirements with funds from its working capital facility with Wells Fargo.

  • high street shoppers regent street

    Revo puts pressure on business rates reviewSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has called on the government to “act swiftly and radically” in its promise to fundamentally review the business rates system. 

  • Storm dennis

    Retailers battle Storm DennisSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Fashion retailers felt the impact of “horrific” weather conditions for the second week in a row as Storm Dennis hit last weekend.

  • Old oak common design aerial view hs2

    Local businesses cautiously optimistic as HS2 gets go-aheadSubscription

    18 February 2020

    Retail businesses located on the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line have cautiously welcomed Boris Johnson’s green light for the beleaguered project, despite concerns that it could deepen the polarisation of primary centres. 

  • Coronavirus

    Audit watchdog raises coronavirus concernsSubscription

    17 February 2020

    Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has raised the alarm over the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on the audit of multinationals with considerable operations or subsidiaries in China. 

  • Laura Ashley

    Laura Ashley seeks fresh capital to continue tradingSubscription

    17 February 2020

    The owner of struggling Laura Ashley is in talks with one of its lenders to secure fresh working capital so the retailer can continue to trade. 

  • Gant ss20 rental

    Gant launches rental serviceSubscription

    14 February 2020

    Sweden-based lifestyle brand Gant is launching a selected rental service for spring 20 as part of its new sustainability initiatives.

All by Grace Whelan