Shop front funding transforms look of businesses in Rushcliffe

Portfolio Holder for Business and Transformation Cllr Andy Edyvean with Claire Dul, Owner and Podiatrist at InStep Shop West Bridgford

Businesses across Rushcliffe have transformed their appearance on the high street and made essential improvements to their shop fronts thanks to funding available from Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Business owners across the Borough have received support from the Shop Front Improvement Grant, which assists businesses to match contributions to improvements, up to the value of £5,000.

Recipients of the grant include Cut N Curl in East Leake who installed a new door and double-glazing and White Rabbit Tea House in West Bridgford who used artificial flowers to create a floral frontage for their Tudor Square property.

Any high street businesses based anywhere in Rushcliffe can now apply for the grant. Find out more about eligibility on the authority’s business support webpage.

Instep Podiatry and Footwear on Melton Road in West Bridgford is also among those who have benefitted from the grant, installing new shop signage to the front and side of their building.

Owner and Podiatrist at Instep Claire Dul said: “The Shop Front Improvement Grant contribution has enabled us to reinvigorate our shop front signage following our recent rebrand.

“We have been able to transform the area at the front of the business, clearly showcasing our specialist services on Melton Road.

“We would thoroughly recommend that any business making changes to their shop front consider applying for the support the grant can provide.”

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business and Transformation Councillor Andy Edyvean said: “It is great to see so many Rushcliffe businesses benefit from this brilliant scheme that can assist with the renovation, re-design or general improvement of their shop front.

“The funding not only allows businesses to make necessary changes, but also offers the potential to rejuvenate their shop front and improve experiences for their customers.”