Hexham store closures create space opportunities for new retailers

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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  1. Ben Haslam says:

    Hello Graham .I was interested to read your piece about Hexham’s retail situation. I have a business in Hexham called Haslam’s of Hallgate which opened four years ago at the beginning of the recession in 2008, As well as being a high profile Art gallery I sell Art materials, run Art Classes’ and market Fine Art Publishing. I am also a specialist Art Materials developer selling unique Art products mail order worlwide through an ecommerse website. I am an innovator with patented products under license.
    Its a pretty diverse business, but as you would imagine, there is alot to do to run it. Current business I feel under pressure to be ‘ Moving with the Times’ to be spending time each day to Twitting , Facebooking and Linkidinning. If I’m not seen to be active on Facebook and Twitter ,then Im obviously a business going nowhere. Unfortunately for retailers, (and I think this is the reality for most), ‘, there simply isn’t time to social network. I can’t pay anybody to do my social networking for me, I can barely pay myself from my business under the current climate!
    Sorry its a bit of a rant… off to bed its 12:45am witha 7am start…
    will try to follooooowwwww snooooozzzzz

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