Whether it is rejuvenated by the integration of homes into the shopping mix, or as a result of the upturn in the economy, the British High Street is definitely on the road to recovery. People assumed that with the rise of internet shopping and out of town developments, the high street would be reduced to practically nothing.
But there is growing optimism about the evolution of the high street and its ability to adapt. According to the Daily Telegraph, a recent report shows that 44 new independent shops opened every day last year and retail sales were up 1.7% last months and 3.7% on this time last year.
Sheffield City Centre and it’s Shop Signs
It’s been dominating the news for a while now that high streets up and down the country are suffering from the effects of the recent recession, the decrease in footfall, and the lack of sales. Newspapers are covered with depressing shots of empty shop fronts and headlines scream about the death of the high street. Sheffield city centre has lost a few shops, admittedly, and there are still several Sheffield shop signs that hang over empty windows and rundown buildings with nothing to show inside.
Professional Sign Makers Sheffield
But it’s not all bad news, and as professional sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio is very glad to hear it! A recent article in the Daily Telegraph claims that life is returning to Britain’s high streets due to new planning rules that make it easier to convert empty shops into homes. The paper reports that having more homes near and even in the high street help to develop a buzz in the area, and also provide a readymade consumer market right there on the doorstep. This is obviously great news!
Brandon Lewis, the Minister for High Streets says: “To attract people in to the high street, we want them to be exciting and vibrant places to eat and drink, spend leisure time and use practical services as well as shop.” And what else do they need? Great shop signs of course!
Make Your Business Stands out with a Good Shop Sign Sheffield
Image Sign Studio have the skills and experience to design and manufacture a wide variety of shop signs Sheffield to ensure that your business adds to the vibrancy of the streets of the steel city. Call them today on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of their friendly team of professional sign makers Sheffield.