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Excellent Opportunity from Retail Trust and vInspired


Retail Trust has teamed up with the volunteering charity, vInspired, to give young people in England an opportunity to take part in a new 12­week skills development and volunteering programme – Retail Ready People. Young people aged between 16 and 25 will be able to enlist in the scheme, which offers a chance for entering or progressing in the retail sector. Those chosen will be given a chance to set up and run a high street pop up shop in 10 high street locations across England between 2012 and 2014. The first two locations in this


Interiors Group at Westfield Stratford City


As part of an ongoing rollout for client Intimissi, The Interiors Group has recently fitted out another retail shop unit ­ this time for the flagship store in Westfield, Stratford City. Intimissi is a brand of the Calzedonia group, one of the largest Italian international franchises. The Interiors Group worked alongside


Intimissi store designers to develop a design for the store. The client wanted the flagship to stand out and make an


K Retail news K Retail news K Retail news K Retail newsK Expansion for The Maxim Creative Group


Following a successful first six months, The Maxim Creative Group, based in Manchester, is continuing to expand with the announcement of an investment in staff and manufacturing. A stream of contract wins at the


beginning of 2012 has seen a 75% rise in


turnover for the company, which is a huge increase in business. As a result, the fit­out company has been recruiting for all areas of the business, and twenty new employees have already been taken on. The team has also invested over £200,000 in new machinery at its manufacturing facility to increase productivity and stay ahead of the game with the latest manufacturing techniques. This will allow for continued growth at the company and will allow the team to take on new projects.


impression on visitors passing through to get to the Olympic Park. The fit­out was successfully completed within six weeks of The Interiors Group receiving the brief. The finished store looks modern and inviting, with an exciting wave ceiling, installed by The Interiors Group, setting the design off perfectly.


exciting project have been confirmed as Brighton and Hove City and the London Borough of Enfield. Both Retail Trust and vInspired are urging all retailers operating in these areas to encourage their employees to apply for the programme. “Brighton and Enfield have a


fantastic mix of young people and retailers,” says Nigel J L Rothband, Chief Executive of Retail Trust. I would urge retailers big and small to show support for their employees’ development and get involved in Retail Ready People. By encouraging staff to apply retailers will give them a chance to shine, gain new skills, confidence and the opportunity to bring those new found skills back to your business.


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