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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: it’s retail Armageddon as Brooks Brothers fold and Boots and John Lewis shed 5,300 jobs IN ONE DAY
By July 9, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: it’s retail Armageddon as Brooks Brothers fold and Boots and John Lewis shed 5,300 jobs IN ONE DAY

Pic: Fashion Network The UK’s economic situation is rapidly deteriating said Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit as famous names along with hundreds of small firms go bust in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. The latest to go are Brooks Brothers who have clothing stores in the UK and Ireland while Boots and John Lewis […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: As Firstgroup announces it might not survive much longer ICSM Credit lists the excuses given to suppliers as to why they haven’t been paid yet (which ones have you heard?)
By July 9, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: As Firstgroup announces it might not survive much longer ICSM Credit lists the excuses given to suppliers as to why they haven’t been paid yet (which ones have you heard?)

Pic: CA Finance This week it was reported that AirAsia may not survive the Covid-19 crisis and even Firstgroup admitted after three years of heavy losses it could go under. Most observers believe Firstgroup and possibly AirAsia could be bailed out or nationalised by their Governments but since Flybe was allowed to crash nothing is […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member The Lamb Inn is set to reopen at the beginning of August
By July 9, 2020 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member The Lamb Inn is set to reopen at the beginning of August

The chair of the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce Louise Jane Cooling said the news the Lamb was to reopen soon was ‘fantastic news.’ She said the town’s hospitality sector was coming back to life and asked residents to support businesses who have had a tough time during the Covid-19 shut down. Join the Axbridge Chamber […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: shock at £19bn black hole that could see 13 universities liquidated with suppliers left with billions of pounds of unpaid invoices
By July 6, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: shock at £19bn black hole that could see 13 universities liquidated with suppliers left with billions of pounds of unpaid invoices

Printers, couriers, office suppliers, stationers, publishers and a host of businesses could be left high and dry if 13 universities go to the wall due to Covid-19 according to a report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). arah Harris writing in the Daily Mail said: “The IFS has estimated that long-run losses across the […]

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Rapscallion Magazine News: the £1.15bn for the arts comes with strings attached included a hefty chunk of repayable loans, grants and cash for ‘national cultural institutions’ while smaller venues and companies could lose out
By July 6, 2020 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine News: the £1.15bn for the arts comes with strings attached included a hefty chunk of repayable loans, grants and cash for ‘national cultural institutions’ while smaller venues and companies could lose out

Slightly skeptical about the cash promised to the arts by the Government – somewhat belatedly – is it new money? Check the small print is the important part of this welcome piece of PR. Writing for the BBC their arts editor Will Gompetz noted: “As always, the devil will be in the detail. The government […]

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AGENDA WEST Business News: the eye-wateringly high costs of a return to work after the Covid 19 lockdown for UK businesses
By July 5, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST Business News: the eye-wateringly high costs of a return to work after the Covid 19 lockdown for UK businesses

This is a press release from Where The Trade Buys After the most recent loosening of lockdown measures, many pubs, bars, and restaurants are due to open their doors to the public again from this weekend. The likelihood is that not long after this, most offices will begin to reopen as well, and the 8.4 million […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce Member’s Newsletter: what type of recession will we get; who has gone bust this month; and the scandal that will cost the Post Office millions
By July 3, 2020 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce Member’s Newsletter: what type of recession will we get; who has gone bust this month; and the scandal that will cost the Post Office millions

Welcome to ICSM Credit’s July 2020 newsletterIn this issue; news in brief; print industry news; Post Office and RBS scandals; Judge takes into account new Insolvency Law giving protection to failing firms; and those runners and riders – who has gone bust recently. We have to live with Covid-19 There are some serious questions that must be […]

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Somerset Chamber of Commerce offer to Axbridge members of the Chamber
By July 2, 2020 Read More →

Somerset Chamber of Commerce offer to Axbridge members of the Chamber

Dear Chamber member, Recruitment will be the feature article in the August/September edition of Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, Somerset Voice. We are inviting all members who work in related industries to consider submitting up to 250 words and a logo or image to both promote their business and to share hints and tips on […]

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Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant is opening again after Covid-19 shutdown
By July 2, 2020 Read More →

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant is opening again after Covid-19 shutdown

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant: We are opening this Saturday, see post below on how to book a table for drinks / food.We look forward to seeing you 😀We are open for restaurant & bar bookings from Saturday 4th July, if you would like to make a reservation to […]

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AGENDA WEST SPORTS BUSINESS NEWS: Wigan Athletic FC goes bust – is this the first of many? Football club calls in the administrators as ‘suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact ‘
By July 1, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST SPORTS BUSINESS NEWS: Wigan Athletic FC goes bust – is this the first of many? Football club calls in the administrators as ‘suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact ‘

Pic: Wikipedia The BBC have broken the news that Wigan Athletic have gone into administration, becoming the first English professional club to do so since the coronavirus pandemic began. The BBC wrote: “Wigan have been struggling to manage their finances and say there was no alternative if they were to safeguard the club. The move […]

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