Tag Archive | retail

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 […]

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 […]