Sign Up

Steve Denham

Steve Denham
316 POSTS 12 COMMENTS
Steve worked in retail for more than 40 years. For more than half of his career he ran a village newsagent with his wife. Steve blogs about all different aspects of retailing from community development to government legislation. He can be contacted on steve.denham@newtrade.co.uk. He is always looking for an interesting debate so leave a comment on this blog or tweet him to share your views.

Visiting a WH Smith Local store for the first time was an interesting experience and a pleasant reminder of the nearly 20 years that...
Independent Retailer Report

After launching the Independent Retailer Report last month at the House of Commons, the National Federation of Retail Newsagents is taking the message to...
major news stories

I had so many major news stories arrive in my email inbox last week that my head has been left spinning. 2017 is turning...

The Independent Achievers Academy Retail Study Day at Peterborough brought together retailers and the sponsoring suppliers. The event included an opportunity to visit Siva...
folder of legal documents

Before my wife and I could complete the sale of our business in 2011 I had to provide our purchaser’s solicitor with what seemed...

The announcement on Friday 27th January by Tesco and Booker Group telling the world that they were going to merge was of seismic proportions, a...
managing mental health

At the Local Shop Summit last October I gave a presentation about some of the retail lessons I have learned during my career. One of...
brexit means brexit

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has now outlined what leaving the European Union will mean. Last June the British electorate were asked to...
local MP seat in houses of parliament

I was recently leafing through some past issue of Retail Express, and came across one of Gary Pilsworth's columns. In it, he reflected on...
News on the Wharf

A couple of hours before this year’s Independent Achievers Academy Gala Dinner, Peter Wagg gave me a tour of four of his News on...