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New look to Shirley business community

SHIRLEY Town Centre Partnership has had a facelift and is moving with the times to become known as Shirley Town Team.

SHIRLEY Town Centre Partnership has had a facelift and is moving with the times to become known as Shirley Town Team.

The Shirley poppy logo has had a modern refresh too, to reflect the changes. Focus now is on how best to spend the government backed town team funding of £10,000.

The first piece in the puzzle has been to recruit a team of new “can do” ambassadors made up of local retailers and businesses in Shirley who have a passion to help improve things.

They have been tasked with networking with neighbouring retailers in their zone, help promote the many new events in Shirley and provide specialist feedback to Shirley Town Team on different operational issues.

Jim Ferry, chair of Shirley Town Team, said: “There is a real sense of community in Shirley so we are making use of that and have found some really supportive people who will help make a difference to the work we do and help roll out our new projects and initiatives. I am really looking forward to working with them and welcome them to our team.”

There are seven ambassadors, from a variety of business sectors who are keen and eager to start work and have already engaged with people to obtain questionnaires and given their thoughts on various themes in the town centre.

They are Andy Dixon from Crust, Ed Jameson from Legal Accounts, Ema Brewer from Dialema, Gill Phipps from Early Years, Indra Butters and Craig Whale from Nandos, Nicola Malone from Co Op Travel and Rav Sehmi of Alba Sandwich Company

If you are a Shirley business, resident or community group and would like to get involved in this initiative or events and projects, then please call the team on 0121 704 8752.

 

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