The discussion on any ways in which we can help the environment is one that’s gotten considerably louder this year. With global warming at an ever-critical point and population continuing to increase, it’s important that we all do our part to be more environmentally friendly and to help mother nature wherever we can. And the [Read more…]

The Nottingham Street With 8 Cafes On It!

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Despite rumours that the high street is struggling (thanks to the rise in online shopping etc), that could not be further from the truth on Front Street in Arnold, Nottingham. A thriving high street, it’s home to an impressive eight different cafes, ranging from the national chains to the small independents. If you’re in Arnold, [Read more…]

We all love coffee right? But you should also love the brand that you buy and what it stands for. Not only can some brands pay their farmers and workers unfairly but some can also be harmful to the environment. That’s where Bird & Wild is different. They are fairtrade, organic and on a mission [Read more…]

The Best Places for Cupcakes in the Midlands

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With a perfectly baked base, a swirl of delicious frosting and topped with a smorgasbord of decorations and finishing touches, you really can’t beat a good cupcake can you? Superior to one big cake thanks to their individual portions, cupcakes make the perfect addition to a birthday party, leaving do, wedding or baby shower. And [Read more…]

The Best Farm Shops in the Midlands

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The return of Autumn sees an increase in typically ‘cute’ activities. Drive in cinemas, pumpkin picking and visiting farm shops. Buying produce from local farm shops not only ensures you get fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meat, but it also supports local farmers, sellers and businesses. There are some great ones all over the UK [Read more…]

Try Snizl for Own Business Day

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In case you hadn’t realised already, we love independent businesses. Set up in Nottingham, with Hockley (the heart of independent businesses) just a stone’s throw away, we’re all about them. So that’s why we’re loving Metro Own Business Day, which will be on October 9! Not only do we love independent businesses for their hard [Read more…]

Why Has Disney Been So Successful?

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Thanks to the Age of Information most of us know a bit about business; we have a rough notion of the meaning of ‘turnover’ and ‘expenditure’, and experience at first-hand a company’s changes to its ‘product lines’. We also have an idea about what makes one tumble or thrive, and every so often we see [Read more…]

The Great British Pub awards is a fantastic organisation dedicated to highlighting some of the best pubs in the UK. It gives the local public the opportunity to vote for their favourite. With the pubs themselves able to enter and compete against other businesses alike, whilst earning some well-received recognition if they find themselves among [Read more…]