Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Should the West Midlands be dancing with joy? The recently-announced Birmingham and Black Country Enterprise Zones - big opportunity or big confusion? Thoughts, comments and relevant contacts by 10th October.
Posted by David Thame at 2:24 p.m.
Three features, comments/contacts from those with a real knowledge of these areas most welcome:
Private equity: Are private equity firms buying the property or the business, or buying the business despite the property?
Plus size: With the outsize clothes market predicted to be worth £8bn by 2016, will there be a rush to open shops in the sector? (Emmerdale lovely Lisa Riley opens a new plus-size store in Liverpool, above).
Jewellery: How is the sector holding up in the current economic climate?
Deadline for comments/contacts is Thursday 29th September 2011.
Posted by David Thame at 2:12 p.m.