The 2012 national Campaign featuring UK’s independent retailers has just been launched by Skillsmart Retail, the Sector Skills Council for Retail.
Independents’ Day encourages the public to buy at least buy one thing from their local, independent shop on 4th July 2012.
Never has there been a better time to celebrate than in the very busy Queens Diamond Jubilee Year – Torch Relay around Great Britain – the UK Olympic and Paralympic Games – to give custom to our local independent stores.
Over the next four months, retailers will be encouraged to download the campaign posters from http://www.retailindieday.com, celebrate the day in their stores and join forces with other retailers and town centre teams to hold special events to capture the public’s imagination.
More Information is available Twitter @Retail_IndieDay – facebook.com/independentsday or on the news section of www.retailindieday.com
The Made By Campaign – Made By Britain – Made By Sussex – Made By Brighton & Hove. With an anticipated change in tourist profile across Sussex during the Olympic buildup starting with The Torch Relay landing in Britain 18 May 2012, and continuing over the summer months, businesses were being urged during Autumn 2011, and continually, to consider their domestic marketing strategies and buy British manufactured products to retail, wherever possible, for tourists visiting the UK and regionally across Sussex, to take home with them souvenirs and mementos made from the region.
Summer 2011, Julius Arthur Quinn, a post-graduate designer from Brighton University, nominated in the MP’s ‘Made By Britain’ Hove & Portslade entry, designed a portfolio of Olympic inspired designs for fashions for the UK, Sussex and Brighton & Hove on behalf of The Sussex Fashion Trust. Designs were versatile and translated into graphics which could be used for various business 2012 promotional projects highlighting the diversity of designs and of course, promoting the various regional products on offer. Read more > ‘Made By’ project
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) reveals that over the next six months around 100,000 contracts will be made available for small businesses and UK suppliers for The London Games 2012. Many of these contracts will be for creative industries.
Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show is hosting LOCOG representatives, 27 October 2011, who will be offering presentations at The Hilton Brighton Metropole commencing 12.30pm about the many millions of pounds tendering. It’s free to visit, scores of exhibitors to meet and quality presentations offered to visitors during the day. Open at 12 and closed at 5pm. Ideal opportunity to register your FREE visitor admittance today. (Online closes at 6pm, 26 October2011).
Congratulations to The Fashion Designer of The Year, Suzie Turner of Suzie Turner designs based in Brighton, Sussex, in the recent Sussex Fashion Awards 2011, and Fashion Photographer of The Year Sussex 2011, Sarah Bird of Sarah Bird Photography based in Brighton & Hove featured in Love News Brighton.
The Brighton & Hove Business Show welcomes LOCOG – The huge body behind The London Games 2012 who will be providing quality presentations for businesses across Sussex with up to date business news about 2012 and The Olympic Torch Relay route making its way across Sussex during July on its way to London.
Eve Reid from Metamorphosis will be providing a short overview on the do’s and don’ts that retailers will be facing on how they can promote their retail businesses during the Olympic period, Summer 2012.
Eve oversees the vision and direction for the Metamorphosis Group, working with leading International and National brands in the past and currently with a number of independent retail businesses across Sussex. Eve is a merchandising expert, specialising in Brand Evolution, Concept Design, and Visual Merchandising.
Sponsors ‘The Best of Brighton & Hove’ and winner ‘Walk In Wardrobe’ celebrated at The First Sussex Fashion Awards, September 2011
Walk in Wardrobe has established itself as one of The South Coasts leading supplier of prom dresses, cocktail dresses, ball dresses – day and evening special hire specialists – and recently won “The Best Sussex Fashion Place to Shop” in the First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 last month held at The Royal York, Brighton.
More than 700 public nominations and a panel of nine professional industry experts including REISS fashion directors, The Head of Fashion and Business Development at Brighton University, Hove & Portslade MP, Members of the Press, an RCA trained professional colourist and local premier model agency entrprenuer decided that this was really the Best Place to Shop in Sussex 2011.
There’s plenty on offer for fashion creatives and digital media industries at Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show this Autumn 2011 including seminars and workshops.
We’ve teamed up with The Intellectual Property Office
The IPO offer your firm FREE information about the right protection for your intellectual property; offering IP awareness, seminars, advisors and support, IP health checks, patent information, centres and more and thus, offering you the opportunity to grow your brand. Click here for more information about the Intellectual Property Office
We’ve teamed up with Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis are one of the UK’s top visual merchandising consultancy businesses. Click here for more
information about metamorphosisgroup.co.uk
The team will be providing presentations on how to project your British manufactured / Sussex manufactured / Brighton & Hove manufactured products and services ready for 2012.
Simply click on www.brightonandhovebusinessshow.co.uk today and register for your free online admission to The Business Show.
- FREE park & ride for Business Show visitors operating for A27
and A23 at Withdean Stadium – traffic from Crawley – Horsham – Haywards Heath –
Burgess Hill – Lewes – Eastbourne – Hastings and Worthing -Littlehampton –
Chichester – Steyning – Lancing – Shoreham by Sea – Portslade – Hove.
- Second FREE park & ride operating from myhotel.com Jubilee
Street Brighton for digital and creative industries based in central
Brighton and City College, Brighton University students who wish to