Hillingdon Council is rolling out its shop improvement scheme to help boost trade in Ruislip Manor after a successful introduction in the south of the borough.
The council says its consultants, International Visual, have already signed up many of the businesses in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor to the project, which gets underway next week.
The consultants provide free skills workshops giving practical tips to traders on how to improve the look of their shops and help to increase sales. The training, which is tailored to meet the needs of a particular area, also includes in-store coaching on how to maximise space and drive sales.
Cabinet Member for Improvement, Partnerships and Community Safety, Councillor Douglas Mills, said: “We are very keen to support local businesses and make our town centres a place where people want to come and shop. We had some very positive feedback from the Hayes traders and I am confident that there will be a similar feeling in Ruislip Manor.”
THe scheme has already been run in Hayes.