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14 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.

14 Apr 2021

High streets across England and Wales have witnessed an immediate comeback in footfall as non-essential retailers reopened on Monday for the first time in over three months.

13 Apr 2021

The DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle back to school

9 Apr 2021

The APPGCW's e-scooter trials meeting will take place on 23rd April, and the special event with Jeremy Vine, Isabel Hardman and Peter Walker about their recent book releases will be on 29th...

8 Apr 2021

The latest UK economic data has been significantly better than expected; check out key insights from the new research.

7 Apr 2021

Despite warnings from leading industry bodies the MHCLG have now confirmed that the simplified planning process for retail to residential conversions will be going ahead

7 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.

1 Apr 2021

The National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, the equivalent of more than £345 a year for a full-time employee. Increased cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices...

31 Mar 2021

The ACT's new guide for IBDs getting back up and running safely after business closure.

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.

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Welcome to 2021 - A message from the ACT

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The ACTNew Year is a new beginning and 2021 brings us hope with vaccinations, hope that restrictions will be loosened, hope that the Brexit deal will enable us to move forward and hope for our industry that the amount of cyclists on the roads will continue to be on the up.

In 2020, in response to COVID-19, the ACT adapted communications to provide the industry with much needed support as soon as we were informed. Initially COVID-19 updates were sent out daily and then weekly from March, the frequency of ACT news bulletins was increased and flash updates continue to be sent out for all important news to support the sector to inform, provide advice and collate useful links for all cycle businesses. We transitioned to help in the same way with the EU Exit, informing the trade of all relevant updates and the steps that needed to be taken to prepare. We are also available five days a week to answer all of your queries.

Our updates continue to be well-received amongst members with feedback being overwhelmingly positive, many have said that the COVID-19 updates alone make the annual membership fee worthwhile.

In 2021 we are striving to improve further still. We plan on continuing to update the trade with all vital news, as well as adapting to improve and benefit the trade even more by creating more COVID-19 related content about how you and your business can thrive during these tough yet opportunistic times.

Here at the ACT we are optimistic that the upcoming year will be one that is ultimately positive for the industry. While we are still not out of the woods yet, in terms of both nationwide issues and those more closely related to the cycle sector, we can now carry on into 2021 feeling prepared to come out as an industry stronger and more ‘essential' than ever.

 

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