Spend Locally in Exeter Campaign calls for returning office workers to use only independent shops for 3 months

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:33am

Office workers returning to work in Exeter are being asked to help their local economy by only spending money in small independent shops and businesses for the next 3 months.

The campaign started by Exeter office space business is to encourage a shift in how we spend our money in and around our workplaces. They are asking all tenants to consider changing their spending habits away from National chains.

“Our clients know as much as anyone just how hard things are at the moment, however we are still buying coffee, lunch and supplies. This new campaign is to...

Style In Exeter

Event Date: 
18/09/2018 - 11:00am to 23/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Princesshay, Exeter

Shoppers across Exeter will be treated to a week of fabulous fashion and instore events as Style in Exeter returns for its third year from Tuesday 18th until Sunday 23th September. Hosted by InExeter, the event, which takes place across the whole city, is a celebration of Exeter’s diverse retail offering with many independent shops taking part alongside High Street brand names and department stores.

A wide range of retailers including Debenhams, All Saints, Frocks in Swingtime, John Lewis, Jojo Maman Bebe, Polkadot Gallery, The White Company, White Stuff and River Island will...

Top 10 Independent Businesses in Exeter revealed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:39pm

Exeter BID today announces the shortlist of its Summer of Independents campaign which asked visitors and residents to vote for their favourite independent business.

The businesses on the shortlist will now go through to the second round of the competition after which an overall winner will be crowned. The votes have been counted and the shortlist is revealed as:

• Hyde & Seek • Choccie Bar • V&M Hair • No guts no glory (NGNG) • Chococo • Ferns • The Real Food Store • Bunyip Craft • John Gandys • Healthy Pulses

The six-week campaign saw voting cards...

Get ready for the Summer of Independents

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:01pm

Exeter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its latest campaign to support the city’s thriving centre with a dedicated celebration of independent shops and businesses.

Independent businesses are what make Exeter stand out from other cities in the South West and the campaign, called Summer of Independents, launches on Tuesday 4th July with the Exeter BID asking visitors and residents to vote for and support their favourite business. Wayne Pearce, Chairman of the Exeter BID Board, said “Summer of Independents is a fantastic campaign to promote all that Exeter has to offer...

The Real McCoy Vintage Emporium launch party

Authored by PMM_2014
Posted: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:50pm

The Real McCoy, Exeter’s longest running retro destination, unveiled its new-look Vintage Emporium to customers and VIP guests on Friday 1 August. The Aladdin's Cave of the South West's fashion scene celebrated their expansion with Prosecco, canapés and a live set from DJ Charlie Goodvibes.

For the past three decades The Real McCoy has been the flagship of the South West’s vintage fashion scene, nationally renowned and drawing a loyal cliental from across the UK. Joining the Grand Dame as she enters this new phase are brands; A Kick up the Arts, Flip Out Retro, Bassy...

Local coffee shop makes it into national Top 50

Authored by devoncoffee
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2013 - 6:02pm

Devon Coffee, the new speciality coffee shop in Queen Street, Exeter, has been included in The Independent's Top 50 Coffee Shops. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, one of the judges and the UK Barista champion/owner of Colonna & Smalls, called Coffee Devon: “A classic independent coffee shop in the centre of Exeter. High quality coffee and bites delivered with warm and friendly service.”

The small and quirky outlet has gained an instant following because of its unique style and focus on quality coffee served by experienced baristas.

Owner Steve Pearson says that he's...

Independent retailers magic up a 'Christmas Crawl' map

A group of Exeter Independent Retailers have got together to create a 'Christmas Shopping Crawl' based on the model put forward by the Independent Retailers Month UK, to encourage shoppers to do their Christmas shopping in Independent shops and experience the unique and exciting products they offer as well as fabulous customer service.

Shoppers will be given a leaflet showing them the local retailers who are taking part, along with a map so they can easily find them. The shoppers can get a tick, or stamp from the shop when they visit and on completion will be put into a...