Love One

The Queen of Ipswich’s High Street

I would like to contribute a post to Queen of the High Street about a lady that is a friend and mentor. Cathy Frost launched her shop Loveone in St. Peter’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 6 years ago now –

Love One

The Queen of Ipswich’s High Street

I would like to contribute a post to Queen of the High Street about a lady that is a friend and mentor. Cathy Frost launched her shop Loveone in St. Peter’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 6 years ago now –

Margate’s Queen of the High Street

As Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) said: ‘If you want something done ask a busy person. The other kind has no time.’ I’ve not met as busy a person as Margate’s Roxana Tesla. Rox, as she’s known, has quietly kickstarted

Margate’s Queen of the High Street

As Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) said: ‘If you want something done ask a busy person. The other kind has no time.’ I’ve not met as busy a person as Margate’s Roxana Tesla. Rox, as she’s known, has quietly kickstarted

Kayte Judge

Bedford’s Queen of the Cash Mobs

Alongside the chainstores, pubs and restaurants, Bedford has many thriving independent retailers. They’re what makes our town unique and we’re very proud of them. One person who is really passionate about Bedford’s indie retailers is Kayte Judge – and she’s

Kayte Judge

Bedford’s Queen of the Cash Mobs

Alongside the chainstores, pubs and restaurants, Bedford has many thriving independent retailers. They’re what makes our town unique and we’re very proud of them. One person who is really passionate about Bedford’s indie retailers is Kayte Judge – and she’s

Kara Fergus of Lace Boutique, Ayr working on a custom crystal desig

Lace Boutique

Lace Boutique is one of Ayr’s great independents. Its owner, Kara Fergus opened this, her first shop, two years ago in the Fish Cross, the historic former marketplace at the foot of Ayr High Street. Lace Boutique stock of quirky

Kara Fergus of Lace Boutique, Ayr working on a custom crystal desig

Lace Boutique

Lace Boutique is one of Ayr’s great independents. Its owner, Kara Fergus opened this, her first shop, two years ago in the Fish Cross, the historic former marketplace at the foot of Ayr High Street. Lace Boutique stock of quirky

Morgan McGlynn’s cheese makes her Queen of the High Street

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a young girl, Morgan McGlynn, in her cheese shop in the heart of Muswell Hill. Once an unloved small shop ticking over in the village-like settings of Muswell Hill,

Morgan McGlynn’s cheese makes her Queen of the High Street

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a young girl, Morgan McGlynn, in her cheese shop in the heart of Muswell Hill. Once an unloved small shop ticking over in the village-like settings of Muswell Hill,

Queens of the High Street – the volunteers @FabricBradford’s Hand Made in Bradford

When Fabric set up Hand Made in Bradford we did so in the hope that people would want to get involved? When we finally got the keys we had just four weeks to turn a tired former Virgin Megastore into

Queens of the High Street – the volunteers @FabricBradford’s Hand Made in Bradford

When Fabric set up Hand Made in Bradford we did so in the hope that people would want to get involved? When we finally got the keys we had just four weeks to turn a tired former Virgin Megastore into

Brickbox by Laura Kidd

The Brickbox Ladies

Eleanor Barrett and  Rosie Freeman are bringing drama, fun and a dash of chaos to South London. I first encountered them when I was helping Spacemakers turn Brixton’s Granville Arcade into something more interesting, and their company The Brickbox was

Brickbox by Laura Kidd

The Brickbox Ladies

Eleanor Barrett and  Rosie Freeman are bringing drama, fun and a dash of chaos to South London. I first encountered them when I was helping Spacemakers turn Brixton’s Granville Arcade into something more interesting, and their company The Brickbox was