Retail expert offering online support for West Lindsey businesses

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One of the most well-known and well respected retail experts in the UK has teamed up with West Lindsey District Council to offer support to businesses in the district.

Clare Bailey, founder of the Retail Champion, is to hold four webinars and workshops for business as part of the council’s package of support.

In addition to administering Covid-19 grants to businesses, securing reduced membership to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), promoting the council’s Think Local campaign, the council wanted to do more to help.

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The council has enlisted the support of Clare, who has been visiting businesses in the district prior to lockdown, and is now offering remote support by hosting four online workshops/ webinars.

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Coun Owen Bierley, chairman of the prosperous communities committee, said: “We are delighted to be working with Clare Bailey whose knowledge on retail and high streets will be invaluable to our local businesses.

“We know businesses are struggling and we are doing everything we can to extend support and help our local economy.

"Whether you are interested in attending all of the sessions or just one session, I would encourage as many businesses as possible to enrol on to the ‘free sessions’ to be able to maximise their potential.”

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The webinars follow a very successful online session on “ten-steps to retail success”, which Clare hosted.

She said: “Thanks to technology we can still provide help and support to 100s of local businesses. I would encourage anyone to register, even if you can’t attend on the day due to other demands on your time.

"Everyone who registers still gets access to a recording of the session, so even if you can’t participate live you can get access to the content to listen again later at your leisure.”

The sessions are taking place at 11am on Thursday, February 11, Thursday, February 18, Thursday, February 25, and Thursday, March 4.

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For more information and to register visit

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