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Huntly Shop Enhancement Scheme launched

Full details about this new scheme available here.

Background

Huntly is recognised as having both a beautiful historic town centre and a wide range of interesting individual shops. Such qualities make Huntly a very pleasant place to shop in this era of ‘clone towns’. Keeping our town centre attractive benefits all businesses in the town by retaining existing customers and encouraging new ones. However, maintaining and improving shop premises costs money. This leaflet presents details of the Huntly Shop Enhancement Scheme (HSES), which aims to help businesses in Huntly keep the town centre an attractive place to shop.

The scheme

The overall aim of the Huntly Shop Enhancement Scheme is to improve the shopping experience in Huntly town centre. To this end the HSES is offering grants and free advice to local businesses.HSES grants are available for a wide range of physicalimprovement works to business premises in the town centre. Examples include, but are not restricted to:

  • Refurbishment of traditional architectural features
  • Installation, reinstatement or upgrading of traditionallycrafted sign boards and canvas canopies
  • Redecoration of the business frontage
  • Removal or tidying up of inappropriate wiring andpiping
  • Shop window display works
  • Refurbishment of internal fixtures and fittings withinthe retail area
  • Installation of new flooring within the retail area
  • Improvement of internal lighting within the retailarea
  • Purchase and installation of specialist equipmentwithin the retail area

In addition, ATP has engaged the services of an experienced retail advisor who can provide free, confidential advice to your business on a wide range of issues, rangingfrom shop layout and window displays, to customer care and financial management. He has been involved in numerous retail improvement schemes up and down the country including in Grampian, Tayside, Stirlingshire and Fife. This service is recommended but is not compulsory if you are applying for a grant.

More information about the scheme is available in the leaflet below.

Download: Huntly Shop Enhancement Scheme Leaflet (1.6 MB pdf)

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