Tag Archives: Belper

Which retailers are right for our High Street?


Two news items caught my attention in the last couple of weeks. Firstly, Martin Freeman was featured in the Ashbourne News Telegraph discussing his search for a suitable site for a Starbucks in Ashbourne. He argued that without the major … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unwelcome to Ashbourne… exporting tourists


This morning I called in to one of our charity shops and was browsing the books when I overheard an American voice asking a question. I heard the assistant reply “You’ll need to go into Derby for that”. When the … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ashbourne in August


In August Ashbourne is in full holiday swing. The town is surrounded by hotels, log cabins, self-catering accommodation, caravan parks and campsites to suit most budgets and tastes. During the summer when the touristy areas can get overcrowded it is … Continue reading

Posted in Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ashbourne: Box Brownie or Instagram?


In my business life I know that most people don’t like, and many are even afraid of, change. As people we have an inbuilt mechanism that urges us to maintain the status quo which is driven by a sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment