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Mary Portas has transformed many retail businesses from failure to success in her TV shows, and now she's bringing her knowledge to the Cotswolds

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Mary Queen of Shops comes to the Cotswolds

She is credited with turning Harvey Nichols into the leading fashion brand it is today and has transformed various independent retailers businesses from failure to success in her TV shows and now Mary Portas is bringing her knowledge to the Cotswolds with the first ever Mary Portas Master Retail Class.

Promoted by new a new stylish social shopping website for the region:www.shopcotswolds.co.uk Shop Cotswolds, and in association with Skillsmart Retail, this one-day intensive course designed by Mary Portas herself offers independent business owners an unrivalled insight into branding, offers and customer focus.

Jo Clarke, the owner of just launched Shop Cotswolds, is delighted to be involved in such an exciting project. Mary is admired throughout the retail world for her creativity and knowledge of shopping and branding. She said. Cotswold businesses are being given an amazing opportunity to benefit from her industry expertise and years of experience.


There are only 15 places available for the event to be held on Tuesday,October 11, 9.30am-4pm at a location in the Cotswolds yet to be confirmed. Retailers can now attend the first in the series of seven master classes, My shop, my future, for a discounted price of 180 + VAT (usual price for each master class is 200 + VAT). To take advantage of this exclusive offer only available with Shop Cotswolds please book online now at http://bit.ly/mS2amJ and quote the discount reference SC11MP.


Social shopping is the next opportunity for brands and consumers to connect and enjoy products in a new way. Shop Cotswolds connects people that love to shop and is dedicated to promoting quality, independent Cotswold lifestyle, retail, artisan, boutique and wedding businesses. If you run a creative enterprise, you can sign up for an interactive Partner Profile to promote your products and services in Shop Cotswolds exclusive Lifestyle Guide. Advertisers benefit from ongoing marketing and gain immediate access to chat online to Shop Cotswolds 'Friends' to start sharing their latest news, products and offers whilst building a new loyal clientele.


To apply to join Shop Cotswolds visit www.shopcotswolds.co.uk/sign-up. Spaces are limited and businesses that have already joined include Daylesford Organic and Lapstone Shop.

Jo Clarke explains, This region offers an amazing and diverse array of unique, beautiful, independent businesses. Shop Cotswolds is a one-stop marketplace to easily source what you are looking for and to also discover gems you didnt even know existed. We want to encourage people to support their local communities whilst also giving businesses the opportunity to network and establish new contacts with like-minded individuals.

You can also sign up for an interactive Partner Profile to promote your products and services in Shop Cotswolds exclusive Lifestyle Guide. Advertisers benefit from ongoing marketing and gain immediate access to chat online to Shop Cotswolds Friends to start sharing their latest news, products and offers whilst building a new loyal clientele.

There will also be very special opportunity to work with an award-winning Gloucestershire-based film production company to create a professional Shop Cotswolds TV video advert.

www.shopcotswolds.co.uk

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