Paisley town centre’s Advent Calendar has arrived!

As part of Paisley First’s countdown to Christmas, local businesses will be celebrated each and every day of the festive season via a digital Advent Calendar displayed on Facebook.

Plus, shoppers will also be able to join in by tagging their favourite businesses too, with one lucky person set to win a £50 town centre gift voucher every day between the 1st and 24th of December.

To take part, head over to Paisley First’s Facebook page, tag your favourite business and let everyone know why you love them!

It’s never been more important to love local and spend local wherever you can. Of every £1 spent locally, 65p stays local – we can all do our bit to support our local community and its businesses.

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Every day from 1st to 24th December, we'll be highlighting all our amazing town centre businesses who have worked so hard this year to keep staff and customers safe.

Local businesses need your support more than ever so we would urge locals to put Paisley first when it comes to retail, food and drink or health, hair and beauty purchases or services.

These businesses are the heartbeat of our local community and we hope his competition will help highlight all Paisley town centre has to offer.

Colette Cardosi
Chair of Paisley First

Head to Paisley for your Christmas shopping this year and you could win big, thanks to Paisley First’s Golden Ticket competition.

Launching on Saturday 31 October, there will be not one, not two, but fourteen prizes worth £250 up for grabs, which you can get your hands on simply by spending local.

You’ll receive a Golden Ticket with every purchase made in Paisley Town Centre. From there simply post your Golden Ticket into the golden post boxes stationed in the Piazza and the Paisley Centre for your chance to win!

Paisley has a fabulous mix of shops, food venues, beauty salons and hairdressers to choose from right across the town centre.

And around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

Golden Ticket draws will take place early December, so start spending local now for your chance to win, just in time for Christmas.

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Local businesses need your support more than ever so we would urge locals to put Paisley first when it comes to shopping.

We have everything you need for all your Christmas shopping to please even the fussiest recipient and the majority of our businesses across retail, health, hair & beauty and food and drink all sell gift vouchers if you'd rather give the gift of choice.

So please shop like your High Street depends on it, because it does!

Colette Cardosi
Chair of Paisley First

Find out how you can save money and grab a bargain in Paisley town centre as part of October FiverFest.

Independent shops and businesses in Paisley are joining with thousands of retailers across the UK to put on special £5 offers across two weeks in October, as part of the Totally Locally FiverFest Fortnight.

October FiverFest runs from Saturday 10th – Saturday 24th October 2020 – and you can see who is taking part with local Business Improvement District, Paisley First.

The Totally Locally Fiver Fest is a celebration of small businesses and independent traders, all contributing to the economy and wellbeing of UK towns.

Paisley has a great mix of retail shops, food and drink venues, and health, hair and beauty salons.

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up a coffee, going for lunch or buying a gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

Show your local High Street some love and take advantage of the great FiverFest offers!

Pick up a FiverFest leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks in the Paisley Centre or the Piazza Shopping Centre.

Keep checking the Paisley First website (listed below) as new deals are being added every day.

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“Local businesses need your support more than ever this year, our independent shops and businesses are what helps to make Paisley town centre special. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are. Spending just £5 a week in Paisley town centre can make a big difference to our local businesses and helps keep our town centre alive!”

Colette Cardosi
Chair of Paisley First

Paisley First is the business improvement district (BID) for Paisley town centre and they’ve launched a new ‘shop local’ campaign as businesses start to reopen from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Love Local Love Paisley aims to build on the renewed community spirit as people pulled together to fight against the pandemic which saw much of the country closed down for three months.

  • Most retail businesses will begin reopening in Paisley town centre from Monday 29 June.
  • Hospitality businesses with outdoor seating areas will be reopening from Monday 6 July.
  • Hospitality businesses, including cafes, pubs and restaurants, will then be able to reopen their indoor seating areas from Wednesday 15 July.
  • And who doesn’t already know that hairdressers and barbers will also be reopening from 15 July!

Paisley First is hoping that those people who relied on local businesses during lockdown will return the favour and continue to ‘shop local’ as restrictions are eased.

Colette Cardosi, Chair of Paisley First, with some great reasons to shop local:

  1. Local people relied on local businesses during lockdown, businesses have been there when people needed them most. Now we’re asking the public to be here for them!
  2. Our town centre businesses have been working hard to get their premises safe and secure to welcome customers back, with social distancing measures all in place.
  3. Some of our amazing local businesses have remained open throughout lockdown, in order to serve the local community and we are so grateful to all their hard-working staff.
  4. We have a great range of independent retail businesses – food, florists, jewellers, giftware, fashion, homeware and more and they can’t wait to welcome back customers, both regular and new.
  5. You can still support your favourite hospitality or hair and beauty business before they reopen by leaving them a good review online -or why not contact them via Facebook and see if you can buy a gift voucher, help support a local business now and give yourself a treat to look forward to!”

With summer well and truly here, and with plenty of fresh air and wide-open spaces, everyone at Paisley First looks forward to welcoming you back safely to Paisley town centre soon.

Love Local Love Paisley!

Independent shops and businesses in Paisley are joining hundreds of retailers across the UK by taking part in February FiverFest.

Over the next two weeks, participating retailers in Paisley town centre are putting on special £5 offers for shoppers as part of the national Totally Locally Fiver Fest – and you can see who is taking part with local Business Improvement District, Paisley First.

Paisley First February FiverFest deals

The Totally Locally Fiver Fest is a celebration of small businesses and independent traders, all contributing to the economy and wellbeing of UK towns.

Paisley has a great mix of retail shops, food and drink venues, health, hair and beauty salons, professional service companies and much more.

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up a coffee, going for lunch or buying a gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

February FiverFest will run from 15 – 29 February 2020.

You can pick up a February FiverFest leaflet from the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre – and keep an eye on the latest deals on the Paisley First website below.

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The independent shops and businesses are what helps to make Paisley town centre special. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are. Spending just £5 a week in Paisley town centre can make a big difference to our High Street!

Colette Cardosi
Chair of Paisley First

Fortune 500 company DXC Technology provide IT solutions to 6000 customers across 70 countries, counting Amazon, Dell, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft among its strategic partners.

Amongst the 800-strong staff at their Renfrewshire hub is Sian Parfitt, who leads a team which turns raw data into meaningful performance analysis.

The former Business Studies and IT teacher from Derbyshire is now sharing her expertise with Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel and here, she explains the importance of ‘not standing still’ and her hopes for the region she proudly calls home.

“I was teaching in a secondary school in Somerset when I happened to meet a Scotsman, who was working in the Navy.

When he was redeployed to Scotland, I decided to move north with him and I managed to get a job as a project manager for an aerospace company before moving to Hewlett Packard.

I started as a scheduler, which is quite a niche skill, managing and maintaining the governance of and the schedules for about 60 projects at a time. I have held quite a few positions here, originally with Hewlett Packard then subsequently with DXC Technology [the company formed in 2017 from a merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and CSC]. For two years I ran the project management graduate and apprentice programme and I’ve recently started in a new role leading our Project Management Office measuring and reporting team.

I don’t tend to stay in the same role too long as the world is changing and I want to be a part of that change, I don’t want to sit still. I think everybody should do that and I always advise our graduates and apprentices to look beyond their current role as it’s a big world with such a lot going on.

At DXC Technology we have 6000 customers worldwide and in the UK and Ireland, our main customers are people like the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Rolls-Royce, businesses from the insurance and banking sectors. All our projects are IT projects, like rolling out Windows 10 or securing and storing data.

DXC business premises in Renfrewshire

We have a project with a racing car company, looking at performance analytics to help them knock vital seconds off their drive times. We do a lot of work with the NHS and health services in other countries, helping them to understand and track patient information.

I’m responsible for the team producing all the reports and taking data, data and more data, turning it into meaningful information which helps the project delivery teams to assess their project’s performance and ensure we’re delivering on budget, on time and on quality.

My job suits me as I like facts. I like it when I can make a decision based on the information in front of me. I don’t like ambiguity and, if there is ambiguity, I want to be able to understand why and ultimately remove the ambiguity.

It’s the same in my personal life, I am definitely an organiser…and I run a tight ship. We have a calendar with three columns: mine, my husband’s and one for birthdays and joint events. We’ve two dogs (Buddy, a golden retriever puppy and Toby, a rescue retriever) to look after so it’s important to have a schedule of who is doing the morning and lunchtime walks.

I love living in Renfrewshire and I think it’s already a great place to live and to work – the people are so friendly that I can’t walk the dogs for more than 100 metres without someone stopping for a chat. From great walks to shops and my gym membership, I have everything I need on my doorstep.

When I first joined the Economic Leadership Panel, to begin with because of my background with graduates and apprentices, I wanted to promote a focus on skills. Now, it’s become much more than that.

Because of how much I love working and living here, I want to champion everything we have to offer and for Renfrewshire to be recognised as a place with major employers, a place that’s vibrant and that people want to live and work here.

I see that everyone on the panel is 100% committed to making our local economy work. I’m still very passionate about getting things right for our young people. We need to make it easy for them to be able to access the right career path as that way, down the line we will have skilled people invested in their communities.

I want DXC Technology and all other businesses in Renfrewshire to benefit from home grown talent and for that to happen it’ll take a partnership with our schools, colleges and universities to ensure young people have the right skills that local employers need.

The world is evolving and if we stand still, we’ll be left behind, as businesses, as a country. It’s so important to move with the times, innovate and create the leaders of tomorrow. We can’t expect that to happen, we need to make that happen.”

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Sian Parfitt
DXC Technology

Paisley’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations take place on Saturday and local businesses are getting involved by opening their doors to members of the public who are keen to learn new skills.

Bars, restaurants and businesses on the stretch from Gauze Street, onto Shuttle Street and Brown’s Lane, and up to the High Street, are preparing to host bespoke creative workshops and classes from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July.

The classes are pit stops on the Creative Craft Trail – an initiative which gives members of the public the chance to meet designers from InCube, Paisley’s creative business incubator.

Classes and workshops, including jewellery-making, knitting, weaving, embroidery, sewing, painting and pottery will take place at the following locations:

  • The Bungalow – Shuttle Street
  • The Lane – Shuttle Street
  • Bar Pre – Shuttle Street
  • Faction – Shuttle Street
  • The Cave – Shuttle Street
  • Bianco e Nero – Gauze Street
  • Blend – Causeyside Street
  • Brew – County Square
  • Fairfull Café – High Street
  • Helen’s Haberdashery – High Street
  • TaTa Bella’s Café – High Street
  • The Workshop – The Old Fire Station

The venues in Shuttle Street and The Cave will provide food and drink at their events, while the Sma’ Shot Cottages and Paisley Abbey will also be involved.

Textile artist Katherine Pentney (also known as The Canny Squirrel) will be running classes in free motion embroidery at Helen’s Haberdashery on the High Street on Saturday 6 July.

Katherine said: “It’s great to be involved in what’s going on creatively in Renfrewshire at the moment. People are definitely more interested in crafting now and activities that develop creative skills are really making a resurgence.

“To be hosting these workshops in Paisley, home of the famous pattern, and an area with such a rich textile history, is a fantastic opportunity and I’m really looking forward to meeting the students.”

Lynne McGrady, sales assistant at Helen’s Haberdashery, said: “The Sma’ Shot festival is a massive event for Paisley and these creative activities will help shine a spotlight on local businesses.

“It’s so important for us to raise awareness of what Paisley businesses are providing for the people of Renfrewshire, and to encourage people to buy from local entrepreneurs to keep Renfrewshire’s economy healthy.

“We’re very proud to be involved in this year’s activities and look forward to being at the centre of what’s happening on the High Street.”

The main Sma’ Shot Day party will take place on Saturday 6 July between 12pm and 5pm, with music and activities taking place in the streets around the historic Sma’ Shot Cottages in Paisley’s town centre – Shuttle Street, New Street, Witherspoon Street and Brown’s Lane.

Festivities will get underway when the popular parade leaves Brodie Park at noon, heading for Paisley Arts Centre, led by the tuck of the Charleston drum.

Get all the info you need for this year’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations below…

He hails from Largs and, whisper it, his son plays football for local rivals Greenock Morton, but Gary Ennis’ business credentials are firmly rooted in Renfrewshire.

Hillington Innovation Park has been home to Gary’s digital training consultancy NSDesign since 2005 and Gary also represents the voice of microbusinesses on Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel.

Here, he shares his thoughts on the region’s potential.

“My educational background has nothing to do with what I’m doing now.

I actually have an architecture degree from the University of Strathclyde and was about to jump ship and do a business degree when the architecture department set up a research group looking at the internet. I said to myself there’s money to be made in this as it’s about to go boom and I’m in a nice position, learning all this geeky stuff, doing early VR, 3D modelling and building websites.

I started NSDesign in 1999 and back then it was me building websites and hassling family members and friends to pick up work. We developed into a digital agency and now my focus is on the training side, addressing the skills gap in digital, whether that’s me in schools speaking to pupils, doing Business Gateway workshops or one-to-one consultancy with companies.

 

A mini Scottish economy

Hillington was my preferred destination for the business as it was an innovation centre, where you were vetted to get through the door and nurtured and supported to grow. I used to joke to customers and say we’re one of the companies in Hillington that’s not a tile shop or a bathroom outfitter. In actual fact there’s a lot of great, smaller companies here. It’s a mini Scottish economy all within the boundaries of Hillington. Traditionally it was manufacturing and much like Renfrewshire it’s a place redefining itself.

I’m really proud to have been invited to contribute to the region’s economic leadership panel. Part of me sometimes feels like a bit of a fraud – I’m sitting on the panel with captains of industry and there are some multi-million-pound turnover companies, big hirers, big players and I’m the very definition of a microbusiness with less than 10 employees.

 

Champion the smaller business

I take it upon myself to champion the smaller business and it’s so important that smaller organisations have just as much say in the shaping of the economy. With 86% of businesses in Renfrewshire classed as microbusinesses, their importance can’t be underplayed.

I often say that if smaller businesses each hire one new member of staff then you would have zero unemployment in Scotland. It’s about realising the potential, the power and the clout of the small business.

Without the smaller business, we won’t achieve the economic growth we want. Regrettably starting up your own company is still sometimes seen as a second-place scenario where redundancy forces people to look at their options, where I believe if we encourage more entrepreneurialism, more innovation and more businesses with creative, novel, niche, bold, strong, passionate ideas then it lends itself to a more diverse economy, one which is arguably stronger and more resilient.

Creativity evolves

In Renfrewshire, we are a very industrial lot and also very creative, right back to the mills, and that shouldn’t be lost. Creativity evolves so it’s great to see initiatives such as InCube, where artists and designers are making things and getting support to help them to sell right on the high street.

Today’s consumer base, we live online so making something to sell is just the first step; being able to market it and get the awareness through e-commerce and digital marketing, the demand for these skills is huge.

My goal is to upskill people who need to get these digital capabilities in place. There’s nothing better than helping a business and seeing that lightbulb moment as they realise the potential digital can give their business.

I commend the powers that be that the region’s economic strategy is not just led by public sector and kudos to the council for bringing in industry, small business, bigger business, people like the chamber of commerce and speaking to specific sectors as it’s the ongoing discussion that allows you to steer where it goes, every day let alone every month or every year.

 

Beta software

The world is constantly changing – and digital is a perfect example of this – so you need a strategy that isn’t set in stone, but something adaptable which, if it’s not working you tweak it, you change it.

In the geeky digital world, we call this beta software. Some say that’s just an excuse for when something is never finished, but do you know what, everything in life is beta software and our strategy should be too.

To say Nick Shields is proud of Renfrewshire’s contribution to manufacturing is an understatement. From textile production to powering WW2 aeroplanes, Nick has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area’s manufacturing heritage.

It’s not just in his role as Head of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service that he has built this knowledge up.

For Nick is Renfrewshire born and bred, growing up in Elderslie, schooled in Johnstone and now working in Paisley town centre, inspired by his mother, a former mill worker, his father, a shipbuilder and his grandfather, the decorative chef at Cochranes (later becoming Arnotts).

A keen guitarist and Gerry Rafferty superfan, Nick is excited about the work under way to cement Renfrewshire’s role as the beating heart of Scotland’s manufacturing future and here he shares his ambitions for the area.

“Renfrewshire truly was the cradle of Scottish manufacturing and one of the most important centres of UK and global manufacturing.

I’m quite steeped in the industrial history of the area. We did everything here, whether it was in Hillington making the Merlin engines that flew the spitfire or building the boilers in Babcocks generating steam for power stations around the world.

We exported so much capability and technology around the world, with complex businesses taking raw materials and turning them into finished goods.

Paisley was a world leader of the cotton industry and home to the world’s first truly global enterprise, the Coats business, at one time the third largest company in the world.

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The post-industrial world we live in now means that one of my main challenges is to overcome people’s sense that we don’t make anything anymore. The reality is we still make an awful lot of products, we just don’t make things that people see on a day-to-day basis.

We still make high performance – high value products for global markets, often for businesses not consumers. These businesses offer fantastic career opportunities, it is the high skill, high wage economy. Having a thriving manufacturing sector truly will drive prosperity for our economy.

Renfrewshire still punches well above its weight in its contribution to the Scottish economy.

You have globally recognised players such as Rolls Royce and Howden, technical leaders in their fields. There’s highly successful family businesses such as the Scottish Leather Group, taking a traditional industry and by adopting progressive approaches they’re now the largest leather manufacturer in the UK.

You’ve got companies like Vascutek [now called Terumo Aortic] producing cardiovascular implants with a technology that evolved from the same textile mills that built the town of Paisley.

Whether it’s in Hillington [Scotland’s first designated new industrial estate when it was established more than 80 years ago and now home to more than 500 businesses employing 8,000 people] or in Inchinnan where you’ve large players such as Thermo Fisher, a global life sciences company, and lots of smaller, privately owned companies such as Peak Scientific, who export their gas generation products all over the world.

You’ve got it all here, many key sectors that are important to Scotland – aerospace, life sciences, food and drink – don’t forget 22% of all Scotch whisky is bottled in the Diageo site at Braehead.

My organisation is at the forefront of making sure Scottish manufacturing businesses maximise the opportunities the emerging fourth industrial revolution offers by making them more efficient and highlighting the benefits of new technology.

All previous industrial revolutions have driven up standards of living and prosperity for the countries that embraced them, Scotland has benefited from the first three revolutions. The fourth industrial revolution involves a combination of technologies such as automation, cyber systems, data, robotics and 3D printing. All the economic predictions say this again will be game-changing and can have a profoundly positive effect for manufacturers in Scotland.

Advanced Forming Research Centre

Renfrewshire is soon to be home to the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, both being built next to Glasgow Airport at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

These facilities will help manufacturing businesses better understand how new technology can improve their productivity. Through supporting technology and skills in businesses, centres such as these have shown elsewhere that they can act as a magnet for investment. These facilities represent a massive vote of confidence in what the manufacturing sector can do for Scotland and for the UK. That they are being set up side-by-side here in Renfrewshire   signals the continued significance of this location.

Advanced manufacturing is about making technically complex often critical components and products that require a high degree of skill and knowledge and often a significant investment in new technology. It’s about low carbon transportation systems, the electrification of vehicles, medical advances for an ageing population, all new products supporting our changing world.

I can see the advanced manufacturing innovation district around Glasgow Airport driving these new business opportunities as you’ve got a fantastic location, next to an international airport, next to the motorway system, near a port, in the centre of an area already recognised as the cradle of Scottish manufacturing. You’ve a perfect combination of circumstances which makes this an ideal destination for global and Scottish businesses to invest and grow.

Access to talent is the competitive edge that global players right now are saying that secures investment.

We are on the cusp of something huge and Renfrewshire is ideally placed to seize the opportunities advanced manufacturing brings. With evolving technologies, there are a host with new jobs in careers we can’t even describe yet, remember 15 years ago nobody knew what an app developer was.”

Developing a world-class location for advanced manufacturing

We are on the cusp of something huge and Renfrewshire is ideally placed to seize the opportunities that advanced manufacturing brings.

Nick Shields
Head of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service

Did you know Renfrewshire Council’s business incubator InCube is here to help start-up and early stage enterprises in the area?

The InCube Business Base, which can be found at 27 High Street, Paisley, provides practical support, advice and business skills training, all designed to help your business grow and flourish.

Working with partners Business Gateway, Digital Boost and the Prince’s Trust, InCube is a community of entrepreneurs and innovators whose future success will contribute to Renfrewshire’s economic growth.

As well as being your first stop for business advice, InCube also offers a host of free-to-attend workshops and networking events to provide support for your new business.

Take a look at some of the workshops and events taking place over the coming weeks and months – and find out how you can sign up below.

 

APRIL

Creative Toolkit – Session 1

This session with trainer and motivational speaker Marion Morrison will help you with the following:

  • Become clear on how you are in control to create your goals and a vision for your business
  • Be a flourishing, determined self-leader
  • Create a system to manage time and stress
  • Develop an understanding of the triggers that can throw you off balance and how to refocus

Marion uses time management techniques, confidence building and emotional resilience to help you clarify your goals, achieve development objectives and unlock your potential.

When: Wednesday 24 April – 10am – 12pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

MAY

Costing & Pricing

This interactive workshop focuses on what to consider when costing and pricing your product or service. This will include:

  • What elements to consider when costing & pricing your work
  • How to calculate direct costs
  • How to calculate overheads
  • How to cost your time
  • How to consider the value of your product within the marketplace
  • How to calculate a price for wholesale
  • How does the lifecycle of your product reflect its pricing?

When: Wednesday 1 May – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Website in A Day

Are you a start-up or small business who wants to set up a website you can self-manage? This fun but practical one-day free workshop is perfect – and at the end of the day you will have a site ready to go live. This will include:

  • A flexible, easy to use website with the ability to make changes
  • Up to six webpages
  • E-commerce functionality
  • Mobile optimised
  • SEO-friendly
  • Design banners
  • Call-to-action buttons
  • A conversion strategy for enquiries.

After the workshop you will receive a PDF guide with links to what was discussed in the workshop and free support for three months – capped at one hour per month.

When: Wednesday 15 May – 9am – 4pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Find out more and how to sign up here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Creative Toolkit – Session 2

This second Creative Toolkit session with Marion Morrison will help you with:

  • Creating your motivation on demand
  • Being bigger than any interruption- getting laser sharp focused
  • Daily practices to boost your business and enthusiasm
  • Creating a confidence and excitement that inspires you to take action
  • Power tool consistency, ease, making life work for you.

When: Wednesday 29 May – 10am – 12pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

JUNE

Marketing: Create a One-Page Marketing Plan

This interactive half-day workshop aims to give you an overview of marketing and will explore approaches to raising the profile of your business, including:

  • Identifying your Marketing Aims
  • Multi-Channel Marketing: Identifying the most appropriate channels of marketing for your business
  • Connecting with your audience & influencers of your brand
  • Competitor analysis: how to stay ahead of the competition
  • PR & Media: An introduction of how to write a press release and approach the media
  • Creation of a one-page Marketing Plan for each business.

When: Wednesday 5 June – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Retailing: Pitching to Buyers

This workshop will focus on the value of selling via a stockist / retailer versus selling direct via your own website and will explore:

  • How to cost & price your work for wholesale sales
  • Researching your market
  • How to target & approach the right buyers
  • Using social media to approach buyers /stockist and raise your profile
  • Preparing for a Trade Show
  • Building and maintaining relationships with buyers
  • How to negotiate with a buyer

At the end of the workshop you will have created a document which gives an outline of your own retail strategy regarding wholesale sales, targeting stockists and three main goals to prioritise going forward.

When: Wednesday 26 June – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

Find out more about the InCube programme

I would advise any other creative businesses to think about setting up in Paisley because the potential is massive – there is such a great community of creative people.

Jane Hunter
Textile artist

Find the perfect gift at the InCube shop