Yesterday we interviewed Karl Mason, founder of Masons Yorkshire Gin. Based in Bedale, North Yorkshire they are proud to produce their Gin in Britain. Using a traditional distillation method and the right balance of ingredients, they create a distinctly unique Gin. Can you tell us a little bit about the history of the business? What inspired Masons Gin?
Last year the Pop-Up Retail Economy Report detailed that Britain’s pop-up retail industry produced £2.1billion in retail turnover and employed more than 23,000 people. The dramatic increase in shop vacancies and a growing demand for locally sourced products are deemed the factors instigating the sector’s success. However the pop-up phenomenon isn’t without its challenges; internet
Following on from our article last week about the retailers effected by the planned demolition of Devonshire Street in Sheffield, we have spoken to Peter Bennion, owner of the Natural Bed Company and here we find out a little bit more about what lies ahead for the Sheffield based bed manufacturer and how they hope
On Tuesday 24th March the proposals to demolish independent retailers on Devonshire Street in Sheffield were approved, despite 20,000 people having signed a petition against the plans… the largest outcry ever recorded by city planners. Adam Murray, director of Coda Planning, which submitted the application, said: “The simple truth is that these buildings are in
Did you know that 520,000 new businesses were started in the UK during 2013? A recent Guardian article suggests that it’s not starting a business that’s the challenge, but rather small businesses need help when it comes to scaling up their operations. According to the article, there are three main challenges that new businesses must
‘They’re doing the hard work for us’ was Paul Lown’s, comment when we asked him his thoughts on the concept of The Great British Exchange. Paul is the Buyer for Owl store in Harrogate. Owl is an independent fashion and homewares retailer and Paul and his team are keen to work with The Great British
A recent report by the UK Government has identified an increasing trend for British Manufacturing, in particular something called ‘onshoring’. This phenomenon, also ‘reshoring’, typically involves the repatriation of production from low-cost locations back to the UK, investment in on-shore production to enhance capability, and even deliberate sourcing of components from onshore rather than from