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#GBHighSt awards

Helmsley has been awarded the title of Market Town of the year in the Great British High Street Awards.  As bid leader, I was lucky enough to go to the ceremony in London to receive the good news and am so proud of this achievement.  The whole community supported Helmsley in Business and continues to do so, with all our activities.

Carolyn x

Always something new going on in town, visit the new Helmsley website to find out more!


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Voice on the High Street

Through our work with many other local business here through our independent business group Helmsley in Business & also the Federation of Small Business, we are often asked to feature in local and national media, helping out with comments on radio, TV, print and online – recent national features include the Metro, the Daily Telegraph, and more locally in The Yorkshire Post & on Radio York.

We always share these appearances via our Facebook page in case you miss them, so “like” us on our Facebook Page to always find out up-to-date news!

This month I was interviewed for the UK’s largest trade publication for the jewellery industry Jewellery Focus as their monthly “Voice on the High Street” and also the Federation of Small Businesses for a booklet on “Women in Business”  Coming soon to office coffee tables near you!


P.S. Valentine’s Day is THIS SATURDAY!  February 14th.  Show your loved ones your appreciation for them with a gift of jewellery or a watch from us, guaranteed to score brownie points! voice on the highstreet_JFOC FEB15 LR



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Small Business Saturday

We are once again celebrating Small Business Saturday in Helmsley tomorrow.

Our independent business group has made a film celebrating the town and it’s small businesses, and there is a festive fun day taking place.  Can you spot us in the video with our lovely Danish Design watches?

Support, inspire and promote small business, on 6th December and beyond.

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Hearts, weddings & ladies in business!


Women in Business – Saving the British High Street BBC News at Six Film < Watch here!

To blog or not to blog, that is the question.  It isn’t that we haven’t got lots of news here, it’s finding time to tell you all about it that is the problem! Love has certainly been in the air this month, we are making lots of wedding rings for couples who are taking the plunge in 2014.  Wedding jewellery is usually one of the last things to organise in your wedding plan, and our bespoke ordering service for rings is perfect for last minute decision makers. We can make plain bands in 2-3 weeks and stone-set in 3-4 weeks.  We have even rescued one very unhappy bride with a special stone-set ring made overnight ready for her wedding after another supplier let her down!

Valentine’s jewellery doesn’t need to be about hearts, but jewellery with heart motifs like this gorgeous silver bracelet are always popular with our customers, whether that’s ladies buying for themselves or chaps buying for their special someone.  Love-hearts never go out of fashion!  Helmsley in Business are working on a special event for Yorkshire Day this year and a wedding dress festival on the 2nd and 3rd of August – weddings from all eras will be showcased with vintage dresses, cakes, and personal mementoes of weddings through the ages in All Saints Church. It will be a great weekend to visit and enjoy many activities on offer here, so “save the date”!

I was very excited to help Federation of Small Businesses launch their latest piece of small business market research via an exclusive on BBC News at Six with home editor Mark Easton.  With more than 50 female colleagues from Helmsley in Business, we made a film about the future of Britain’s High Streets and the fact that women are dominating small High Street Businesses.  A trend which is definitely reflected in Helmsley where more than 60% of businesses are female owned, or partnered, like ours.