News & Events from Devizes Retailers & Independents

Rethinking Retail in 2021 ~ Think with Google

Google Retail Report 2021 graphic

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.

Help with redundancy & running a small business

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 →

You can also contact Annette Holdsworth who is the Employment and Skills Officer:

Education and Skills, Wiltshire Council, County Hall | Bythesea Road Trowbridge | Wiltshire | BA14 8JN |

Email: |


ACAS logo

ACAS also has useful resources for small businesses and individuals facing redundancy…

ACAS – Redundancy  →

ACAS – General Advice →

Pre-Lockdown Late Night Shopping

Late Night shopping 'til lockdown

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

5th September indieDAY was an amazing success!


Independent Retailers Devizes ~ mapOur first indieDAY was was massively exciting! We bigged up Devizes up and ALL that it has to offer!

YOUTH TRADERS ~ Some brilliant and hugely enthusiastic U25 crafts people joine us, along with artists and food traders who were super-keen to display their skills… BethDesigns unique cards | Eyahbakescakes – Yum! | loz.fluid_art – amazing fluid artworks [insta] | Jack Baldwin wooden crafts ~ beardwin | Harriet’s Crafts and Creations | @becky.hanney framing & fine art

Wonderful retailers around town and The Shambles regular traders welcomed the crowds on the day ~ we’re so lucky to have such amazing independent shops!

Devizes’ independent retail sector to bounced back

Our independent shops were buzzing on Saturday when the town and many visitors form outside the area visited to support.