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Antony Begley
710 views

Great ideas are only great if you act on them

Valuable life lessons can come in many varied and often unexpected forms, so it pays to keep your...

Antony Begley
1214 views

Broadway: an inspiration to us all

It is with massive pride and no small satisfaction that we will be sending this year’s Scottish Local...

Antony Begley
1697 views

MUP is a golden opportunity for us all

Like most Scottish Government legislation that impacts directly on the local retailing sector, Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) met...

Antony Begley
2003 views

The future is smarter, not harder

The challenges that face the local retailing sector are well documented with costs rising, margins falling and competition...

Antony Begley
2365 views

Food-to-go grant is a no-brainer

The recent announcement that the Scottish Government’s new £250,000 food-to-go grant programme is now live should be welcome...

Antony Begley
2634 views

Friends and colleagues: support the Protection of Workers consultation

Let’s face it, if you work in a shop in Scotland you already know that abuse, threats and...

Antony Begley
556 views

The great tobacco RSP debate

It’s one of those discussions that usually only happens in private, but the gnarly question of whether to...

Antony Begley
1561 views

Reality bites with the real cost of the living wage

The national living wage is a complex subject, fraught with moral as well as commercial implications. There can’t...

Antony Begley
2135 views

It’s about time to give Aldi laldy…

There are few scenarios more nightmarish for a local retailer than an Aldi moving in next door, and...

Antony Begley
2535 views

The consolidation plot thickens

It’s always the way. Just as SLR is going to press a new story breaks and the editorial...