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  • Join round-table discussion on growing the green economy

    Join round-table discussion on growing the green economy0

    Join an online pow-wow to discuss local business opportunities around the growth of the green economy tomorrow (Tuesday). Berrylands lecturer, author and consultant in international retail Virginia Grose is one of the speakers in three, facilitated, round-table discussions by industry professionals. Virginia, who is also the course director of Fashion Business Management at the University

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  • Volunteer to end global poverty

    Volunteer to end global poverty0

    Oxfam in Surbiton is looking for new recruits. The charity shop in Victoria Road, which raises funds to fight global poverty, needs volunteers to work front of house and behind the scenes. “There’s the option to do a bit of everything!” said area volunteer coordinator Judi Thompson. Judi said the shop was a bit like

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  • Spring awakening for popular Surbiton boutique Shoes at Last

    Spring awakening for popular Surbiton boutique Shoes at Last0

    It’s been like Christmas for Sarah Taylor who runs Shoes at Last in Maple Road. Boxes have been arriving at the Surbiton boutique since lockdown eased with the new spring collections from various designer labels – think the likes of Marble Scotland, Foil Clothing, Soya Concept, One Season, Focus and Ilse Jacobsen – and Sarah

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  • Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors

    Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors0

    Charity shops in Surbiton were doing good business on Monday as shoppers hit the stores. The British Heart Foundation in Victoria Road proved particularly popular with an orderly socially distanced queue forming outside for most of the day. Despite some of the charity’s shops in Scotland and all in Northern Ireland remaining closed, BHF, which funds

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  • Interested in the fashion business? Read on…

    Interested in the fashion business? Read on…0

    Virginia Grose is one of those people who always looks effortlessly glamorous. Meeting her in Claremont Gardens on a bitterly cold day to talk about her new book was no exception – Virginia oozes style. It’s probably something to do with her 40 years working in the fashion business. The course director of Fashion Business

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  • What makes the global fashion industry tick? New book tells all

    What makes the global fashion industry tick? New book tells all0

    Want to know what turns the cogs of the fast-moving, multi-million pound fashion industry? Read Virginia Grose’s book A Practical Guide To The Fashion Industry: Concept to Customer out today (Thursday). This is the second edition of her Basics Fashion Management series containing all-new international case studies, interviews and attention-grabbing images of the catwalk, prêt-à-porter and couture.

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