Parliamentary Review



Briggs Shoe’s best practice article features in the Parliamentary review.

Tom Powney, Managing Director of Briggs Shoes is proud to be a best practice representative, and earlier this month Briggs featured in the Parliamentary review publication, along side a message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett:

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Briggs Shoes is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

“I often regret not asking my forebears more about their experience of hard historical times, as they picked up business experience worth its weight in gold. I never asked my grandmother what she learnt when her younger brother failed to return from Burma and she had to take over his shoe business – a massive waste of opportunity. If someone were to ask me what I’ve learnt since taking on the job, here’s what I’d say.Location, location, locationOur flagship store is located in the seaside town of Morecambe, which Bill Bryson described as “one of the most beautiful views in Britain”. For 22 years, the store stood opposite the derelict site of the former Super Swimming Stadium. My gut told me that with this location and view, it couldn’t be derelict forever. The £80-million Eden Project North, announced in 2018, vindicated this feeling.Nowadays, shopping is classed as a leisure pursuit. We ensure therefore that our shops are located in destination locations where, after visiting, customers can enjoy the promenade and the wonderful attractions nearby. I believe you should choose your location carefully and immerse yourself in the local scene. Support local charities, get involved in the local BID, sweep your shop front and put hanging baskets outside in the summer.”

Visit here to read the full article.