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Support Guildford’s independent businesses this #SuperSaturday to mark Independents’ Day

As Guildford consumers wake up to a new dawn following the controlled relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures, #SuperSaturday, which marks the start of UK hospitality and other businesses re-opening, also falls on Independents’ Day UK. Independents’ Day UK (July 4th) is a key annual campaign that exists to support and promote the country’s many independent

Arts based organisation GEEYOU collaborates with Experience Guildford to create We Are Guildford a specially commissioned post-lockdown project to promote Guildford Town Centre

We are delighted to introduce to you We Are Guildford; a specially written poem reflecting on Guildford Town Centre’s time in lockdown during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Written by Nick White, Director of local Arts organisation GEEYOU, We Are Guildford explores how Guildford’s community spirit has held strong during lockdown and is a rousing call to

Aston Matthews Launches the Brunel Collection

Aston Matthews’ cast iron Brunel bath has long been a best seller. The bath is painted battleship grey and has a handsome rivet detail. Due to its popularity, the company has now launched a WC and basin to match as well as a wall mirror, light fittings and accessories with the same rivet detail –

2020-06-29T09:17:37+00:00June 25th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Aston Matthews Re-opens

Bathroom specialist Aston Matthews is delighted to announce that its showrooms have re-opened. The London showroom on Essex Road, Islington re-opened on the 1st June and the Guildford showroom opened its doors on Monday 15th June. Both showrooms have been risk-assessed ahead of re-opening There will be strict limits on the number of people in

2020-06-19T12:46:19+00:00June 19th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Lush reopens English shops to a new shopping reality

Lush is reopening 88* shops in England on Monday 15th June, following an almost three-month closure. Scotland, Wales and Ireland opening dates are still to be confirmed. At the point of lockdown each individual Lush shop did all they could to pass their stock, especially the soap which had run out in supermarkets at that

2020-06-11T17:34:00+00:00June 11th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

#iSupportGuildford – Collaboration to support our High Street and welcome residents back to the town centre

We are working with Experience Guildford, our Business Improvement District, to support businesses and retailers and put new safety measures in place ready to welcome residents and visitors back to the town centre next week. Current government restrictions which began in March to protect the NHS and save lives by limiting the spread Coronavirus (Covid-19)

2020-06-11T17:36:39+00:00June 10th, 2020|Guildford Council, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

More help for Guildford businesses – apply now for a discretionary grant

Has your business suffered financially due to the impact of the coronavirus? There is now help available for local businesses who did not qualify for earlier government financial support. Guildford Borough Council has launched a Discretionary Grants scheme which will offer grants of up to £25,000 - but you need to act fast. Applications are

2020-06-11T17:53:35+00:00June 5th, 2020|Guildford Council, Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Lush Fathers Day 2020

Father’s Day is about making sure father figures understand just how much they mean to us, and saying thanks for all of their patience and understanding during the year. Although... it couldn’t hurt to have them smelling minty fresh too? So, this Father’s Day, whether you’re buying for your dad, in-law, grandpops, or just someone

2020-06-11T18:05:56+00:00May 26th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Aspire grant helps fire-hit businesses in Effingham to open new pop-up community store

Effingham has a new community store, thanks to the support of Guildford Borough Council, Effingham Parish Council and the hard work and quick thinking of local residents and churches. A serious fire devastated several shops on The Street in Effingham last month, including the Village Supermarket and Bevans Butchers. Not only were two local family

2020-06-11T18:10:28+00:00May 21st, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments

Bank Holiday Best Buys – Hot Tips for a Top Weekend

Just because we are still in lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t have a bloomin’ good Bank Holiday. The sun is due to be shining and we’ve asked some of the local business community to recommend their top products to make the long weekend a little more lovely! Business: Growlers & Cans Product: Growler Recommended By:

2020-06-11T18:14:24+00:00May 20th, 2020|Retail & Shops|0 Comments