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 –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market Rasen’s Queen of the High Street (and it’s not Mary Portas)

If you were a very successful copywriter who also helped run a family tree surgery business and was project managing the development of an eco rural business hub…and had children…you would probably think that was enough. But recently I’ve had

Market Rasen’s Queen of the High Street (and it’s not Mary Portas)

If you were a very successful copywriter who also helped run a family tree surgery business and was project managing the development of an eco rural business hub…and had children…you would probably think that was enough. But recently I’ve had

Altrincham’s Queen of the High Street is gap year student

Art with a Heart delivers Arts for the Community in Altrincham, contributing to the regeneration of the heart of the town. Opening its doors to the Public on September 2012, in what once an derelict unit of 2 years, AWAH

Altrincham’s Queen of the High Street is gap year student

Art with a Heart delivers Arts for the Community in Altrincham, contributing to the regeneration of the heart of the town. Opening its doors to the Public on September 2012, in what once an derelict unit of 2 years, AWAH

Art on the Streets in Maidenhead

Maidenhead town centre has been in the doldrums for years. A lack of vision and determination to turn things around from successive councils of different political stripes saw it spiralling into a shabby, down-at-heel shadow of itself even before the

Art on the Streets in Maidenhead

Maidenhead town centre has been in the doldrums for years. A lack of vision and determination to turn things around from successive councils of different political stripes saw it spiralling into a shabby, down-at-heel shadow of itself even before the