Monthly Archives: May 2015

Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Co-operative Awards 2015

Plunkett Foundation Rural Community Co-operative Awards 2015

Far from the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, I’ve just arrived back at my Brixton based office desk motivated to share with you why I feel supporting a project like this is so worthwhile.

This was my third year of participating on the judging panel for the Rural Plunkett Community Co-operative Awards, and although I am always rather reluctant to consider myself knowledgeable enough to be a judge of others efforts, WBC now has over 25 years of experience working with a community of independent businesses, who are driven by passion and determination.

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How to boost your sales during English Wine Week

Glug, fizz, clink… You know we love it! Especially when it comes from our very own fair lands.

English Wine Week is back. A national celebration designed to raise awareness and appreciation for English wine, obviously. Because the fact is we’re producing more and more of the stuff, with some English vineyards taking on the world of bubbly! So it’s something to celebrate and a great opportunity (‘aka’ excuse) to boost your profits during the week.

Whatever type of retailer you are – independent wine merchant, delicatessen, hotel, pub, bar or restaurants, in fact if you’re just lucky enough to sell wine, then it’s easy to promote key product lines of wine and wine accessories simply by creating hot spots and well-merchandised in-store displays, and it’s a win win because you’ll be supporting the UK wine industry in the process.

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