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Being in Business Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth [Video]

I took a look around Banbury on Small Business Saturday at some of the great independent retailers and restaurants to discuss with them how we can equate conscious consumerism with being a small business while still fighting climate change!

Should Cherwell District Council be Risking Public Money Buying Shopping Centres?

As I said in the recent election debate on the BBC, in my opinion they shouldn’t. There are many reasons it’s a bad idea, both from a business perspective and as part of local spending priorities. I’ve worked in retail nearly all my life.  I built and ran a national chain of jewellery stores across […]

The BBC Radio Oxford Election Debate for Cherwell

The customary pre-election debate on BBC Radio Oxford took place on Wednesday morning.  I took part along with Barry Wood for the Conservatives, Sean Woodcock for Labour and David Betts for the Libdems. It was a lively session as you can hear for yourself by clicking here. With such a short amount of time available […]