Entirely Retail https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/ Retail Business News Bolton retail park in lettings boost https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/bolton/bolton-retail-park-in-lettings-boost8814 The leading commercial landlords today confirmed that 54,526 sq. ft. had been let in the first half of 2021 in a strong show of retail confidence on the Park, aimed at serving a fast-returning consumer looking for great shopping and leisure experiences. Sue Souter Ross marks businesss third anniversary with customer service award https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/scotland/stonehaven/ross-marks-businesss-third-anniversary-with-customer-service-award9083 Ross Walker is celebrating the third anniversary of his oven cleaning business Ovenu Stonehaven with a customer service award. The 47-year-old, who previously worked in the oil and gas industry, received a diamond rating from online ratings platform Trustist having gained a clean sweep of more than 300 maximum five-star customer reviews. Natalie Witterick INSIGHTS Bridging The Gap Between Online and Offline Retail https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/insights-bridging-the-gap-between-online-and-offline-retail2479 The popularity of pop-up shops Pop-up shops brought 2.3 billion to the UK economy annually prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. We could see this rise again with most restrictions eased. Stephen Kellie Successful new registration handovers for LSH Auto https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/successful-new-registration-handovers-for-lsh-auto1186 At Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, customers enjoyed a tropical theme to hold onto the summer vibe with the showroom dressed, mocktails, a DJ, disco lights, tiki bar and competitions. The lower ground floor was turned in to a huge handover bay with a full row of cars waiting to be collected by excited customers. Anna Thomas Porcelain Superstore see sales more than double to £13.5million https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/porcelain-superstore-see-sales-more-than-double-to-13-5million5285 Manchester-based tile retailer Porcelain Superstore has recorded a seventh consecutive year of growth, after seeing more than a 100 increase in year-on-year turnover. Sales at the family-run business topped 13.5m during their financial year, which ran from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. Johnny Savage LSH Auto supports Birmingham Pride 2021 https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/midlands/birmingham/lsh-auto-supports-birmingham-pride-20216524 LSH Auto colleagues and Mercedes-Benz vehicles will join the iconic Birmingham Pride Parade before making their way to a Mercedes-Benz stand in the main festival area for the duration of the celebrations. Anna Thomas VENTRICA ANNOUNCE JAMAICA LAUNCH https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/london/london/ventrica-announce-jamaica-launch1934 Ventrica the fast-growth multilingual customer service specialist is expanding into Jamaica with the launch of its new operation in Montego Bay. The new site opened this week is designed to support Ventrica clients in the US, UK and European markets requiring lower cost but high-quality English language customer service support. Dino Forte CEO Ventrica Richard marks second year in business with customer service award https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-east/wakefield/richard-marks-second-year-in-business-with-customer-service-award4273 Richard Winter is celebrating his second anniversary at the helm of oven valeting service Ovenu Wakefield with a diamond award for customer service excellence. He previously worked as a sub-contractor for the former franchisee for two years when an opportunity arose to take over the business in the summer of 2019 allowing him to fulfil a long-held ambition to become his own boss. Natalie Witterick The 5 Most Iconic Bags in Movie History https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-east/gateshead/the-5-most-iconic-bags-in-movie-history1633 When it comes to our favourite films, we love them for all sorts of reasons. Maybe it s nostalgic and has you reminiscing about your childhood. Perhaps it s one of the few things that can cheer you up after a bad day. Or maybe it s the wardrobes on show. We know that style isn t the only thing that makes a movie, but it certainly makes it more interesting. Stephen Kellie Business is booming for Leigh-based online fishmonger https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/business-is-booming-for-leigh-based-online-fishmonger8122 Online fishmonger, Seafresh, has expanded into new premises at Moss Industrial Estate in Leigh after a year of phenomenal growth. The national retailer, which specialises in sourcing the highest quality air blasted frozen fish and seafood, has moved into a new 2,146 sq. ft. unit, double the size of its previous one. Lindsay Colbeck Sweet Smell of Success for Perfume Direct https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester-/sweet-smell-of-success-for-perfume-direct3141 Founded in 2018 by brothers Chris and Greg Dalziel alongside Glen Page, Perfume Direct specialises in selling branded fragrances and gift sets with an expanding range of beauty, skin and haircare products. Kirsty Hunt Bracknell oven cleaning business continues to expand to meet demand from local p https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/south-west/bracknell/bracknell-oven-cleaning-business-continues-to-expand-to-meet-demand-from-local-p8563 Ovenu Bracknell, the specialist oven cleaning business, is expanding to meet demand for its services by taking on additional valeters. Natalie Witterick What We Can Learn From Organisations Who Flourished During COVID https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/london/london/what-we-can-learn-from-organisations-who-flourished-during-covid5736 When the knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent UK lockdowns are discussed, much of the focus is on the negative impact on the economy, our physical health, and our mental health. But, while the damaging effects are unlike anything we ve ever witnessed, it s not all doom and gloom. Stephen Kellie Fashion Firm Ramps Up For Young People https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-east/newcastle-/fashion-firm-ramps-up-for-young-people8421 Five years after forming his Newcastle based influential designer street wear brand, Gambian born Lamin Gibba is helping to bring the community together and addressing physical and mental health issues amongst young people through the sport of skateboarding. Lamin started Jerry J Clothing in 2016 after attending college in Newcastle. Keith Newman New Bus Route Brings Success To Outlet https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-east/newcastle-/new-bus-route-brings-success-to-outlet3954 A new bus service connecting South Tyneside with the Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields is proving beneficial for shoppers, the outlet centre, and the bus operator. Keith Newman Arighi Bianchi appoints new Managing Director to furnish national expansion https://entirely.media/retail/business-news/uk/north-west/macclesfield-/arighi-bianchi-appoints-new-managing-director-to-furnish-national-expansion4912 FURNITURE and interiors business Arighi Bianchi has announced Sarah Bianchi as its new Managing Director, as the Cheshire-based retailer embarks on an ambitious phase of growth to cement itself as a national brand, challenging online furniture store stalwarts such as John Lewis, Made.com and Next. Kirsty Hunt