Retail expert Mary Portas offers helping hand to Great Yarmouth businesses

PUBLISHED: 14:44 28 June 2014

Mary Portas is offering a helping hand to Great Yarmouth businesses. Picture: John Wright

Mary Portas is offering a helping hand to Great Yarmouth businesses. Picture: John Wright

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Retail guru Mary Portas is offering a helping hand to Great Yarmouth businesses as she prepares to return to the small screen with a new TV series.

The ‘Queen of Shops’ is extending her expertise, ideas and insight to independent retailers for the new series, which will be aired on

Channel 4.

BAFTA - winning production company Optomen Television - which is behind shows such as The Great British Menu and Heston Blumenthal’s Feast - is making the series.

And producers are now looking for independent businesses from Yarmouth that could benefit from Mary’s help.

They are keen to hear from any business owners or managers who would like fresh ideas to bring customers through the door and put money in the till. If you feel your business could benefit email or call 0203 227 5987.

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  • With so much poverty and poor parking provision how can you turn Yarmouth businesses around? Dualling the Acle straight and improving port facilities would help,but it won't happen!

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • How do you "breathe (new) life" into something that is already dead ?

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    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Hope she brings an interpreter or three...

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    A M

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • If can turn the Market place around then she may well end up with 'Dame' in front Mary. Hope can find a crane and wreaking ball.

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    Tone the moan

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Having read "The Portas Review" it is interesting to see that her very first recommendation is "Put in place a “Town Team”: a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets". I think Mr Newmann had better start drawing up his CV...

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    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • I think Mary could make some big improvements to "Great" Yarmouth..... if she owns a bulldozer!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Good luck with that Mary

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