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Pictures: Shopfront grants improve the look of businesses in Rushcliffe

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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 Scissor Happy in Bingham who invested in new signage.

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White Rabbit Teahouse in West Bridgford also benefited, using artificial flowers to create a floral frontage for their Tudor Square property.

Cut N Curls Alison Cundell was pleased with the new installations at the front of the East Leake business.
Cut N Curl’s Alison Cundell was pleased with the new installations at the front of the East Leake business.

Any high street businesses based anywhere in Rushcliffe can now apply for the grant. Find out more about eligibility via the authority’s website: https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/business/supportingbusiness/businesssupport/

Piano Radcliffe in Radcliffe on Trent are also among those who have benefitted from the grant, installing a new awning along the shop front to allow visitors to embrace alfresco dining in the summer months.

Piano Radcliffe Chef Mehdi Habibi Cllr Edyvean and Manager Katie Shaw under the new awning
Piano Radcliffe Chef Mehdi Habibi, Cllr Edyvean and Manager Katie Shaw under the new awning

Manager of Piano Radcliffe Katie Shaw said: “The Shop Front Improvement Grant contribution has enabled our valued customers to return to Piano time and again to enjoy surroundings as high quality as our food and service.

“The grant has helped us transform the area at the front of the business, really setting us apart as an attractive place to eat and drink.

“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 Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “I am thrilled that so many businesses have already taken advantage of this brilliant scheme that can assist with the renovation, re-design or general improvement of their shop front.

Scissor Happy’s Jodie Girton was delighted with the impact of the grant at the Bingham business.
Scissor Happy’s Jodie Girton was delighted with the impact of the grant at the Bingham business.

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

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