Tag Archive | Business

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!

Public Services Should be Publicly Owned and Funded

For me this has always been an absolute red line in terms of how our society is organised.  I’ve never been opposed to the free market, even though in my experience in business the free bit is usually very far from free. But there are certain services that society needs to function, and our economy […]

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 […]