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Antony Begley
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An awards like no other to end a year like no other

On reflection, it seems somehow appropriate that a year like no other culminated in an SLR Rewards like...

James Lowman
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The next phase: let’s not forget what we’ve learned

ACS boss James Lowman offers some timely advice on how to cope with what looks increasingly like a...

Antony Begley
676 views

Model behaviour

The news that Co-op has opened its first franchise store in Scotland – at Stirling University – has...

Antony Begley
600 views

Retailer protection: a tale of two governments

The last six months have seen everyone and their granny falling over themselves to praise local retailers. What...

Antony Begley
678 views

Walk the walk and talk the talk

How ‘ethical’ would you rate your business on, say, a scale of one to 10? OK, you would...

Greg Deacon
956 views

Time for brands to shift focus to local

With independent retailers the undoubted stars of the show in recent months, it’s time that brands reworked their...

Leigh Sparks
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What should we value about retailing and towns and what should we do about them?

Recent weeks have shown that the concept of ‘place’ has become more important to more people than ever...

Antony Begley
599 views

It’s time to start creating a lockdown legacy

We may only be in Phase One of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘route map’ out of lockdown with...

Antony Begley
603 views

Respect at last?

We can argue forever about whether it should have been done a long time ago, but the fact...

Antony Begley
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Let’s hope there’s an upside to Covid-19

As I write this (from home, obviously) the world as we know it seems to have collapsed. It’s...