Successful retail more than just window dressing

Independent shops in Dunoon have the chance to learn tips on store design, window display and visual merchandising from a leading expert, who has worked with top city retailers.

This training event, organised by Argyll and Bute Council, is at Dunoon Burgh Hall, on 23 October, at 6.30pm, and complements the grant-funded repairs to properties on Argyll Street, which includes a number of shop fronts.

Leading the training will be Lynda Murray, MD of International Visual, who has many years of experience in retail design as a former Director of Visual Merchandising at House of Fraser and as head of her own visual merchandising agency, since 2007, both in the UK and abroad.

In addition, businesses within the CARS area can apply to have a one-to-one consultation with Lynda to discuss ideas and seek advice. Businesses will be selected to join a session on a first come, first served basis. To check if your business is eligible, please look at the CARS area map here

Councillor Aileen Morton, Policy Lead for Economic Development, said: “One of the key goals of CARS is to conserve and enhance the special character of the preservation area. Longer term, we want to support the local economy and the viability of our independent shops so the future maintenance of the properties is secured.

“Investing in training that makes our local shops even more appealing to visitors and residents will help contribute to sustaining a vibrant and attractive town centre.”

For more information or to book your place please contact the Dunoon CARS Project Officer, Feargal de Buiteléir, by emailing: Feargal.De or by phone at: 01546 604549 or mobile: 07920817681.


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