May CEO Update from Helen

As Tesco’s calls for a 2% online sales tax to relieve business rates, Debenhams Wimbledon is put on the closure list for 2020, and Chicken Shop close their doors, Elys reveal their latest investment with the launch of their Urban Beauty department incorporating Gina Conway Salon & Spa. Through these changes Wimbledon is demonstrating the epitome of the current turmoil in retail. Town centres and their businesses must evolve and reflect more of their locality to ensure we survive and thrive. We can all do our bit to support our local town whether this is through B2B networks and supporting local business, employing local people or simply using the Love Wimbledon Privilege Card, let’s focus on keeping Wimbledon strong.

In the meantime, Love Wimbledon are delighted and proud to support this wonderful and innovative partnership between two of Wimbledon’s favourite independent businesses, Elys and Gina Conway providing a high quality, exclusive experience to Wimbledon and we are actively working with the owners of Centre Court to look for opportunities to enhance their provision to further strengthen the town centre but Debenhams is not closed yet!

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