Tag Archive | High Street

Business Doesn’t Have To Be Bad

As a businessperson, a long time retailer, and now a retail commentator and journalist, one of the most difficult things for me to reconcile is my involvement in the promotion of consumerism. That’s at odds with my more recent conviction that we can’t continue to squander the world’s finite resources on WANTS, whilst ignoring the […]

Visit to Banbury Market 17th January 2015

Last week myself and John Haywood from the Banbury and Cherwell Green Party visited the market in central Banbury to speak to the stall holders about the changes being proposed to this 1000 year old tradition in the heart of an historic town. We spoke with all the stallholders present, although sadly they were only […]

Oxford Finally Flips The Switch On The On/Off Shopping Centre

After what seems like centuries of wrangling, planning applications, withdrawn projects, hand shaking and head banging, Oxford is finally set to join other cities with a giant shiny shopping centre nobody really needs any more. Having experienced the damage that these behemoths can do to small local retailers, myself included, this is a moment I […]