Podcast: building an e-commerce retail website with Nicola of Waxx plus business resilience

Here’s a fantastic new radio show podcast with practical advice on e-commerce and business resilience from two expert guests, Nicola Middleton-Groom and Steve Knowles.

Interviews: Sheffield tech firm in driverless car pilot; Learn Create Sell; indie retail success story

Another great radio show this week thanks to interesting guests: Sam Chapman, chief innovation officer at growing Sheffield tech firm The Floow; Angga Kara and Zak Ahmed of Learn Create Sell, a creative social enterprise; and Laura Bullock of Seven Hills Bakery, a thriving independent business which is going from strength to strength.

Consumers still loyal to high street

A study into consumer behaviour, led by Cathy Hart, senior lecturer in Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE), has revealed that despite increasing competition, town centres are still the preferred shopping destination, accounting for almost a third of all retail visits. However, competition from online retail, supermarkets and out-of-town stores is likely to […]

Interview: Sheffield boost for independent retail

Richard Eyre, the Head of City Centre Management and Major Events at Sheffield City Centre, was my guest on today’s Business Live radio show. Footfall in Sheffield, like most locations, had declined by about 9% in 2012 – so coming up with creative and innovative ways to support retailers and generate visits to the city […]