Monthly Archives: November 2015

Make the most of Small Business Saturday in 5 easy steps

Small business saturday

It’s the annual Small Business Saturday again this weekend – Saturday 5th December. WBC welcomes this grassroots, non-commercial chance for us all to champion the UK’s 5 million small businesses and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ within their communities.

In the UK, Small Business Saturday takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year. But to be fair to the organisers, this is a campaign which aims to have a longer lasting impact on small businesses throughout the year too.

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The battle of good over evil

An idol ‘Durga’ being immersed in river Yamuna, Delhi after the completion of five days Durga Puja Festival, on October 17, 2010. P D Photo by Debatosh Sengupta

With the monsoon finished and the celebrations of Durga Puja over, the end of Diwali signalled a reignited excitement for the India project and another visit in November to look at practical ways we can help to keep momentum going.

Heading along the new highways for the ever shorter drive out to Baduria, bustling Kolkata gives way to the growing suburbs fading in to lush green fields and monsoon soaked lakes. It really is a beautiful time of year.

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WBC retail Prop Shop launches on eBay


Hi, I’m Sarah Wilson and I’m a retail prop buyer for WBC.

I have a passion for 20th Century furniture, vintage props and decorative items. It’s a passion that propels me out of bed between 1am – 3am, four days a week to hit the road in search of beautifully designed objects which in turn are used across the UK retail market as seasonal displays and retail merchandising props for shop windows

I have a particular weakness for a nice chair, some of which are pictured on my Pinterest Board: Mid Century Modern Chairs. I’ve been known to break into an undignified trot across a field full of white vans at antique fairs to secure one or two of these beauties!

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