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ACS Backs Small Business Saturday 2015

Written by Victoria Cummins

ACS is encouraging convenience store retailers to get involved in Small Business Saturday 2015, taking place this year on December 5th. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.The day itself takes place on the first […]

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Finalists Announced for 2015 Best Small Shops Competition

Written by Victoria Cummins

Over 300 Applications from book shops, cycle traders, convenience stores, delis and jewellers have been whittled down to 20 finalists for the Best Small Shops Competition 2015. Applications to the Best Small Shop Competition were judged on their entrepreneurial activities, working with the community and innovation in their business.  The judging panel included; Dan Hyde, […]

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2015 Great British High Streets Competition Announced

Written by Victoria Cummins

Following the huge response to the Great British High Streets competition towns and villages are being urged to make one of their resolutions to enter this year’s awards. The decision to extend the scheme, which will give people another chance to showcase their wares and share tips for success with others, was down to the […]

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Lowman: Sunday Trading Regulations an ‘Enduring Compromise’

Written by Chris Noice

 ACS Chief Executive James Lowman has appeared on BBC radio and television to discuss the retention of current Sunday Trading regulations. Speaking on Radio 5 Live and BBC Breakfast this morning on the 20 year anniversary of the introduction of the Sunday trading rules, Mr Lowman spoke of the important compromise that balances economic, social […]

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Lowman: Shop Theft Is Not Victimless

Written by Chris Noice

ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman, featured today on BBC Radio 2, the Jeremy Vine Show, talking about shop theft and a scheme in Durham proposing to let first time shop thieves off without any formal sanction.Lowman said: “We support innovative approaches to tackling shop theft but we worry about the message that this sends. Shop […]

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