Helping businesses on High Streets and neighbourhood shopping areas from across the district
to reopen and bounce back in a post COVID world.
We are providing free access to commercially experienced business advisors, COVID safety advice,
workshops, "Ask the Expert" sessions, and online training.
Supporting Winchester District High Streets
Benefit from free access throughout 2021. This includes access all live events, 1:1 sessions with specialists in retail, ecommerce, digital marketing, and more.
Video training, information, support and more.
Boost your skills and knowledge with online courses.
Get one to one advice and answers with specialists.
E-commerce training, advice and support. Weekly surgeries.
Marketing advice, training, support and resources.
Help build a like-minded community of high street companies.
Get started today
The Winchester High Street Business Support Club has been set up to provide support for owners of businesses in neighbourhood shopping areas and high streets across the district of Winchester.
Hear the debate! Register with the site today and you can relive the debate "How can local shops survive?", which was recorded earlier this year with 70 local people.
We have a team of highly experienced and commercially astute specialists who are passionate about helping local businesses overcome the challenges presented as a result of the pandemic. And they are standing by ready to help you.
Membership provides you with access to a COVID-19 safety expert, a business advisor and our digital marketing specialists, with weekly drop-in 'Ask the Expert' sessions. We ran teh first series of these between March and May 2021, and we are now planning the next wave of this activity for the summer. The site also provides access to various online training content designed specifically for members. This service has been set up specifically for retailers, cafes, bars, pubs, nail-bars, hair-salons, barbers and any other business operating on the High Streets and other shopping areas across the district of Winchester.
Sign up today. It is free and easy and then book a 1:1 advice session.
DO YOU HAVE WORRIES ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
Arrange a private meeting with our retail business specialist, Paul Fraine.
CONCERNED ABOUT COVID SAFETY FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Arrange a private meeting with our COVID-19 retail safety specialist.
Register today. It is quick and free.
Retail and Business Recovery specialist
Paul has spent most of his 30+ years in business focused on high street retail. He has worked with some of the worlds largest retailers globally, managing international supply chains, operations and key stakeholder management.
Paul has experience of High Streets across the UK and internationally has worked in Australia, Asia and North America. Paul is a diligent and results focused consultant, specialising in strategy development and turnaround implementation for struggling organisations.
Paul is able to add value through rapid business assessment and analysis, then offering strategic guidance, mentoring, goal setting, technology led solutions, and cashflow advice. This is overlaid with strong financial governance, combined with a calm and common sense approach to acute business issues. Paul is currently working with a number of high street retailers impacted by COVID.
Digital Marketing and e-commerce specialist. Director at Shift, a digital marketing agency in Winchester.
As a technology agnostic digital agency, Shift help all types of companies from startups, to global brands, government and education organisations. Shift have a small highly skilled team with specialisms in; advertising, branding, creative design, digital media, web, e-commerce, email, mobile, enterprise level software development, print production, e-PR and campaign marketing activities.
Rachael Dines, DipM, Chartered Marketer, has a background in marketing and PR and has 17 years experience covering both in-house and agency-side marketing. Rachael is an advisor for Enterprise Nation and a mentor for CIM studying members.
Trained in digital and traditional marketing, PR, copywriting and search engine optimisation, she has 9 years experience as a company director. A regular event speaker, Rachael has spoken at the Enterprise Nation Food Exchange, the WordPress conference WordCamp London, for the Princes Trust Brighton and Hampshire, Brighton SEO and been an expert on the LBC Radio Clive Bull Business Show. Rachael has worked directly with the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, Lowy Group, Root Experience and Samaritans. Rachael enjoys the variety her work brings and helping businesses grow through their marketing activities.
Shake It Up Creative is an award-winning, ambitious and highly skilled design and marketing company based in Worthing, West Sussex specialising in websites, graphic design, marketing, PR and SEO. Shake It Up like to get to know clients and work as a natural extension of their internal team. They love to work with purpose-led organisations, are flexible, and deliver. They always ensure that clients get the right results
Turning expertise into online courses
Nicola has over 24 years experience of marketing ‘real world’ businesses online and is an in-demand author, international speaker and business/marketing mentor. She has been featured in many prestigious newspapers and magazines in the UK, and overseas, she’s appeared in the International Business Times and on CNN Breakfast News talking about Entrepreneurship. As well as being an Amazon No 1 Best-selling Author Nicola is co-host of the popular business podcast “Own It! Your Business & Your Life” . She is also a co-host and the Producer of “Write Club The Podcast” for writers & readers everywhere. She personally hosts and produces the Clicks & Leads and Resilience podcasts, is the author of “The Money Gym” and “The Money Gym: My Best Money Tip” books & produces the podcast of the same name.
Suzanne is a professional, experienced, qualified trainer and facilitator of over 20 years and approved as an Instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid. It was both her personal and professional backgrounds which highlighted an opportunity to get involved in significantly improving how we support young people in education - and adults within the workforce - when they are experiencing emotional or mental ill health. She brings great energy to her training sessions and delegates can expect to leave excited about the difference they can make for young people, colleagues, family, friends and self – everyone really!
Steven established the COVID-19 health and safety group in as an early response to the pandemic in March 2020. The company's main objective is to get the UK back to work, ensuring guidelines are followed, knowing that customer and staff safety are key to enabling retailers and hospitality venues being allowed to reopen again safely. We have worked with multiple partners during 2020 so that we understand how to help retailers introduce efficient and safe processes.
We have worked extensively in the retail sector, as well as the construction industry and the corporate environment, enabling them all to return to work in ways that inspire confidence amongst employees, consumers and clients.
Steven works directly with health and safety officials, trades and suppliers to get you the systems you need to get back to work and get the economy going again.