A simple guide to the changing GDPR rules


This week the GDPR laws in the UK are changing. What’s changing? Is it bad, or is it good? Here is a guide so that you don't have to worry.

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Good news for businesses on Instagram!


UK businesses can now tag products in their photo posts, so people can buy products as they peruse the ‘gram. At present, you are able to tag up to five products in a single image, or up to twenty in a multi-image post, effectively turning your feed into a social media catalogue of sorts.

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Osborne + Sons Brochure


It’s fair to say that Osborne & Sons are one of our favourite clients - if you’ve not been to their amazing Seafood Hall and Fishmongers then you really should - it’s filled to the brim with delicious pescatarian wares (hot smoked salmon being a particular Grow Co favourite) and Terry and Pat really know their fish - consumate experts.

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We're Moving!


Just as the caterpillar sheds it's cocoon to become the butterfly, so too is Grow Co. shedding it's former skin to spread forth in beauty and splendour. Enough paraphrasing tired metaphors, to put it in a much less pretentious sense, we’re moving to a bigger office. The new gaff, located at 1336 London road, the former plumbing supply shop, is to become our new home in the coming weeks.

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In Defence of the High Street Signs


The other week, a series of illustrations appeared on the window boards of the now closed Southend High Street BHS store. Featuring uplifting slogans such as “People Can Be Wonderful” and “Dream Wonderful Things”, set against a brightly coloured backdrop, the works seem to have had a positive reception amongst the general public, with the exception of a few grumpy Gus’s that just can’t let something lovely exist.

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TRAWLER x Sundown Launch


Last night, I had the unprecedented joy of attending the launch party of TRAWLER paper’s latest edition, guest edited by Ray Morgan. The event promised “shenanigans for mind, body and soul” and certainly lived up to it’s claim. Though one’s head is all the sorer now for it. Upon my arrival, the bar was a veritable who’s who of the Leigh art scene, with all the faces from the town present, and not a trilby or roll-neck sweater in sight.

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Battle for the (Toilet) Airways


You know how it is with competitive big-businesses, muck raking and scandal-slinging are fairly commonplace in these circles. However, one Goliath vs. Goliath battle in particular has us thinking. The Dyson Airblade, dubbed “the hygienic hand dryer” has had rather heady claims laid against it.

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Ebola, Lego and Drama Queens


Don’t panic, but don’t stick your head in the sand either. This may very well be my last column for Talk Business. In fact it may very well be the last issue of Talk Business Magazine. Bit dramatic? 

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