News & Events from Devizes Retailers & Independents

indieDAY ~ 5th June 2021

IndieDAY 5th June 2021 - thre are independent shops in DEvizes you don't now about... enter our prize trail.

LOCATION: Throughout Devizes, from the Market Place and The Ginnel to Sidmouth Street, Long Street, Old Swan Yard, New Park St. and the Wharf.

FORMAL OPENING IN THE MARKET PLACE AT 10am, although you can start on the Trail beforehand with the shops that open earlier.

An e-Cargo Bike for Devizes…

Devizes ecargo bike survey from sustainable devizes, love devizes & indiedevize. Images of cargodale bike (copyrght cargodale)

Delivering with electric cargo bikes reduced carbon emissions, supports local businesses and can create jobs ~ indieDevizes, Sustanable Devizes and Love Devizes have created this survey to see if you think it would be a good idea for Devizes.

images copyright Cargodale CIC  |  Thanks to Martin Reed from Sustainable Devizes his hard work and patience in putting the survey together.

Online directory for local businesses

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1 April 2021

Wiltshire Council has launched a new digital directory to help business owners and managers as they make decisions about the future of their business.

The Business Support Directory is a comprehensive online tool which signposts businesses affected by COVID-19 to local, regional or national support or alternative solutions to help them survive.

The council created the tool, in conjunction with partners and stakeholders, to help many businesses who are facing new risks and challenges and may not be aware of what support is available to them or what the best solution may be for their situation. So, whether businesses may be considering growing, changing, downsizing or potentially closing, the tool can help identify the information and support available to help them.

Redundancy & running a small business

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Growth Hub :: Swindon & Wiltshire Growth

Many businesses are facing difficult decisions, and individuals are facing the prospect of possible redundancy and may be thinking of starting a small business but need some help along the way.

Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Swindon & Wiltshire Growth (SWLEP) recognise this and have been running a number of events to support those that may be facing this challenge.

SWELP Events →

SWELP Resources for Small Businesses →

Pre-Lockdown Late Night Shopping

After the government’s Lockdown 2 announcement we jumped into action and publicised three evenings of late night shopping, with some retailers staying open until 10pm. Our local indies had three full-on days helping Christmas shoppers to find unique and quality gifts.

Shopping will go on through lockdown and beyond ~ our indies aren’t closed, despite most of us being stuck at home. Browse our Indiedevizes A-Z to find out who is delivering and offering click & collect, and follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

Rethinking Retail in 2021 ~ Think with Google

View the Rethinking Retail Report 2021

Whether you love it or hate it, Google can have a massive impact on your business so it’s useful to have some insights into what is happening in retail and what the search engine expects you to act.

No matter how small you are, this is an interesting read! This report may help you can adapt your business model to meet the radical changes that are taking place during the Pandemic.