Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:39

Boost for High Street

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Coffee Bean joint proprietor Paul Assoul and Gail Laser, founder of LoveBarnet, are  promoting the visit. Coffee Bean joint proprietor Paul Assoul and Gail Laser, founder of LoveBarnet, are promoting the visit. – which is campaigning to help shopping centres that are facing challenging times – is to hold a series of advice sessions in High Barnet on Wednesday 12 December.

Retailers and businesses are being invited to book an appointment to meet a team of specialist consultants who can share the latest advice on steps to drive footfall to their premises and increase sales.

Advice sessions will be available from 8.30am to 8pm and will be held at the Coffee Bean café in the Spires shopping centre. Traders can gain advice on how to receive a free personalised growth plan.

The visit by specialists from has been arranged by Gail Laser, founder of LoveBarnet, and she hopes that as many local businesses as possible will get involved.

Coffee Bean proprietors Krimo and Paul Assoul have offered to remain open until 8pm so that retailers and business owners can attend after their premises have closed.

Their team of specialists are already speaking to Barnet Council...

“ is gathering momentum and is now a recognised and highly praised voice across the UK in helping high streets and independent businesses,” said Gail Laser.

“They are already working in several major town centres and have generously taken on board the plight of our high street here in High Barnet.

“Their team of specialists are already speaking to Barnet Council and pressing them to give us more support to ensure that our high street continues to be an attractive shopping destination.”

Three informal sessions will be held on Wednesday 12 December – between 8.30am to 9.30am; 5.30pm to 6.30pm; and 7pm to 8pm.

Follow the link to book an appointment.

On hand to explain what is already doing to assist high streets and independent businesses will be two consultants, Alex Schlagman, one of the organisation’s co-founders, and Sarah Bassett, an independent trader and national local champion manager who won a Great British High Street Rising Star award in 2015. was launched in August 2016 and attracted the backing of over 25,000 high street businesses and supporters within their first year.

Businesses are encouraged to join the campaign at

1 comment

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 05 December 2018 17:16 posted by Simon

    A hotel is needed to take advantage of Barnets history and encourage visitors to celebrate this.


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