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Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!

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Brackley - know your Library - you may be amazed with what you find!!

 After visiting our Library on Manor Road for the Country Market last Saturday, although I had been there many times, I had a good look around!! There is so much more going on than all the books. I went through the simple free procedure to become a member.Then actually found a book I hadn't rea....  »Read more

Brackley Library - Act now to SAVE the Library


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Brackley in the Four Shires Magazine


Four Shires magazine this month includes a lovely article about our Town and many others in the surrounding our area advocating buying local this Christmas. ....  »Read more

SNC assist in launch of Brackley and Towcester new websites

Autumn Review Magazine by SNC page 26 read here ....  »Read more

Launch of new Brackley Market Town website

We have launched a new website promoting Brackley shops, where to eat, where to visit, including heritage, festivals, walking & cycling, and other local places in and around So....  »Read more

Job Opportunities in Brackley

BiB member, Connolly Accountants and Business Advisers are growing, creating local job opportunities for more details click   
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Local Vouchers – it’s a winner

BiB Local Vouchers Prize Draw winner – Jane Lawrance - her entry was made whilst visiting Hummingbird Bistro after having coffee and afternoon cake!!
Jane wins a £100 voucher sponsored by Business Information Bureau (BiB) to spend in one, or more, of the outlets featured in the Bi....  »Read more

New Polymer Banknotes – what you need to know

Following the successful launch of the £5 in Sept 2016, plan are unveiled for a new £10 in Sept 2017 and a new £20 by 2020.To learn more about the design and security features, along with details of FREE training materials for retailers and business    »Read more

Review of modern work – self employed? freelance?

The recently announced Taylor review of modern working practices looks at self employed and freelance working with some important conclusions, we also think there are some omissions

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11 more shopping days to the FREE PRIZE DRAW

£100 must be won!! Plenty of shops participating so use the vouchers before the end of the month. ....  »Read more

Reminder to use your Voucher Booklet and enter the Free Prize Draw

Draw date extended to end of June to coincide with the life of the vouchers.
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Small Business Rate Relief

If the 2017 revaluation means you no longer get small business relief, your bill won’t increase by more than £50 a month from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. For more information click....  »Read more

Invitation to Unlock Your Potential

Please see attached press release for free workshop being held at Hummingbirds on Tuesday 13th June.A buffet will be provided on the evening and your support to promote it would be very much appreciated!

Stephanie Robinson MIED Business Support Adviser, South Northamptonshire Counci....  »Read more

Connolly Accountants - Current HMRC Phishing email

You are strongly advised to lookout for a new phishing scam.
If you get an email with the subject, "Your 2016 Tax Report”, with an attachment, do not open it. 

Please forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete it.    
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Making Tax Digital has been removed from the Finance Bill 2017

Experts said the decision meant the scheme, which was due to hit large businesses from 2018, and small businesses from 2019, will be delayed by at least a year.
Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of tax at ACCA, said that the delay would " ensure that there is time for full and compreh....  »Read more

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs - meaning the end of the annual tax return for millions.  »Read more

Business Opportunity – Partners sought


An opportunity for one or two exceptional individuals with the relevant skills, experience and drive, to join an established and p....  »Read more

BIB - Raising Awareness

Voucher booklets have been delivered to 7,700 homes and businesses in and around the Brackley area.

Remember to fill in your free £100 prize draw ticket in the participating shops.

To book your place in the next issue contact Jan on 07901 854576 for details of....  »Read more

12th May - Circulation ends for the 'old' £5 note

The Bank of England will be withdrawing legal tender status of the paper £5 note, featuring Elizabeth Fry, on 5 May 2017. Over 50% of all Fry fivers have already been returned to us to be destroyed, but there are still around 160 million notes left in circulation.
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BiB launch new FREE voucher booklet worth over £300

To help promote local Brackley businesses, the Business Information Bureau is launching a new voucher booklet FREE to Brackley households.  
The booklet will be delivered in the coming weeks and they will be available from all participating shops:
The Crown, Jems Stationers, Bic....  »Read more

Are you ready for the new £1 coin?

The Royal Mint are introducing the new £1 coin on the 28th of March 2017. 
All businesses which handle cash will need to prepare for the introduction of this new coin. 

All businesses which handl....
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FREE invitation to attend networking at Silverstone

This event is open to all businesses and is free to attend.  The Metrology Network has been set up to support high-tech networking between representatives from companies involved in advanced engineering, electronics and software design.  The former Lockheed Martin UK Chief Executive Off....  »Read more

FREE one-on-one advice over coffee to any business that needs it

Especially suited to those start-ups and small firms that can't afford the match funding that most government schemes require.  Office hours is about business people attending, both to give and receive advice... or simply meet up for a chat. for more information click
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Welcome new owners Melanie and Kevin Long The Courtyard Coffee Shop now open!

Refreshed and revamped inside.Wishing them the very best. ....  »Read more

The New 'The Old Fire Station Cafe' open on Saturday 18th February

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Top 2 Toe Domestics ready to free you from your chores and make your home sparkle!!

Covering Brackley and surroundings areas. With 20 years experience and happy customers.
Maybe book your Spring clean by calling Sarah on 07999823787. ....  »Read more

Postponed SNC - Business Health Check - unlock your potential in 2017

booked for Thursday 19th January. Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has to be postponed. A new date will be announced asap.

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Woodrite Lifstyle Ltd Clearance Sale -Our January Sale is now on and there's plenty of bargains to be had!!

Happy New Year

Ex-display items - 30% OFF
Christmas stock - 50% OFF
Accessories - 25% OFF 

Pop along to the showroom and start your Christmas 2017 shopping early!
There is plenty of parking!!
Hope to see you soon. 
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Refurbishment of the Town Hall begins very soon...however

changes will be made in  the coming weeks and we ask shoppers for their support and patience for the next 78 weeks!!
At the loss of some parking and a change in designated disabled parking, and the entrance to the car park its still business as usual...Please!!
The Friday Market ....  »Read more

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas x

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REDS discount offer!!

Reds have just launched a new online shop where you can click and collect from their Draymans Walk shop. The shop is currently populated with Christmas and New year balloons, but will be adding lots of great balloon displays for all occasions and partyware in January.

To celebrate ....  »Read more

Courtyard Shops Christmas Opening hours

With a host of ideas for presents.
A selection of Christmas wrapped gifts to make your choice even easier.
Happy Christmas everyone xx ....  »Read more

Brackley Market Place Car Park closure

Please remember that the Market Place car park will be closed: ....  »Read more

Christmas Lights switch on Saturday 26th in Burgess Square this year!!

Lantern parade from top of Market Place to Burgess Square for lights switch on approx 5.30pm
full details to follow. ....  »Read more

Beautifully Different opens new boutique Market Place Brackley!

Excellent to see another shop open in Brackley with such lovely ladies fashions and accessories. ....  »Read more

From this Friday all the Courtyard Shops will be open until 6pm on Fridays, Pop in and see us on your way home from work :-)

From this Friday all the Courtyard Shops will be open until 6pm on Fridays.
Pop in and see us on your way home from work :-)
Brackley Vape Shop
The Flower Pot (Florists, Yankee candles and gifts).
The Blossom Tree (silver jewelry, scarves, handbags and accessories).....  »Read more

To celebrate Flamingo Frocks 1st birthday and The Flowerpot moving into their lovely new shop, The Courtyard are in the mood to celebrate and you're all invited!

Turn up in a Flamingo Frocks dress or outfit that you have previously purchased and you wil be entered into a draw to win a dress of your choice up to a value of £50! (we would love to see you beautiful flamingos strutting your stuff) 
Also there is 10% off every purchase from ....  »Read more

Following the victory against Henley and a very competitive and entertaining draw yesterday against Oxford Nomads Saints entertain Flackwell on weds. So come on down.

Live Football Wednesday night here at St James Park, Brackley as the Saints take on Flackwell Heath kick off 7.45pm . £6 entry for adults £3 concessions and under 18s. £1 ....  »Read more

Next Sunday 4th September is The Brackley Artisan Market outside the Town Hall

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The Birchall Brothers come to Brackley – 2016 sidecar TT winners – Ben & Tom Birchall –will be parading an iconic outfit from the 1980’s the famous Dieter Busch 750cc BMW

For all the latest information visit - http://www.brackleyfestivalofmotorcycling.co.uk/high-street-2016.html

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Artisan Market this Sunday

Brackley ARTISAN MARKET this Sunday 7th!! on the Market Place Crafts, Hot food and drinks, fresh produce plus many more!....  »Read more

Brackley Town Hall closes ready for refurbishment

While the restoration of the Town Hall is carried out, the Town Council office will be relocated to 9 Market Place.
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Global Mapping clearance sale!! 50% off ALL globes and maps

Many amazing bargains not to be missed. The Courtyard Shops, Market Place, Brackley. ....  »Read more

Flamingo Frocks well and truly open right on the Market Place

Beautiful frocks and accessories!! ....  »Read more

Job Opportunity at Lawrence Furnishings - click here

Local family business job vacancy - full details click here ....  »Read more

Wendy Chaplin of Flamingo Frocks coming soon to The Courtyard Shops

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Woodrite Lifstyle Ltd here in Brackley with easy parking and amazing displays.

Exciting finishing touches for your home. Timeless elegance and style. Call in and view the amazing displays. 01280 840647 http://www.woodritelifestyle.co.uk/ ....  »Read more

Making Tax Digital has been removed from the Finance Bill 2017

Due to Snap Election Making Tax Digital has been removed from the Finance Bill 2017.
Experts said the decision meant the scheme, which was due to hit large businesses from 2018, and small businesses from 2019, will be delayed by at least a year.
Chas Roy....  »Read more

New Free Trade Stock now in perfect gifts for all ages.

Visit Global Mapping in the Courtyard ....  »Read more

Network Meeting today

 Business Biscotti launches new venue at The Green Room Brackley Tuesday 26th April - 9.30 till 11.30am. 
Business Biscotti is a Private Membership Organisation. A £5 guest fee is charged to non members (in addition to the refreshments.) Visitors may attend 2 events before m....  »Read more

Prize draw in The Flower Pot, Courtyard Shops, Market Place

£100 worth of Yankee Candle bouquet!! Buy£10 or more on yankee candles to win draw at the next Artisan Market Sunday 1st March ....  »Read more

D.S.T Electrical

Fully Insured, Part P Registered ....  »Read more

Flamingo Frocks in the Shops!!

Display of fab frocks ....  »Read more

Step into Spring with a smile!

If you're feeling weighed down with your weight and have lost y....  »Read more

Great buzz at Wedding Fair

T24Fun, Sugar & Spice Brides, Brackley Photographic and Reds all in attendance.
The evening was well attended and plans are in place for the next one!!....  »Read more

Remember Mothers Day Sunday 6th March

Order your flowers and select your gifts from inside the Courtyard Shops ....  »Read more

Brackley Vape Shop opens in The Courtyard Shops

Starter Kits, Tanks,Batteries, Chargers, coils. A huge range of juices in a wide selection of flavours and strengths.
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Churcys and Brackley Toy Chest Opens on Saturday in the Courtyard Shops

American sweets and groceries, party bags galore opens in The Courtyard Shops on the Market Place alongside Helen who is launching The Brackley Toy Chest!! Raffle and freebies on offer!! ....  »Read more

Tomorrow lunch time Anne is re-opening her Fish & Chip Market Place Brackley

Grand Re-Opening tomorrow lunchtime!!! ....  »Read more

Churcys open in The Courtyard Shops


Saturday 6th February - American Sweets & Groceries, Gifts & Hampers, Party bags....  »Read more

REDS Grand opening Saturday 9th January 2016 in Draymans Walk - 9.30am

Free face painting, balloons and a visit from Queen Elsa!!

after 2 years in The Courtyard shops we wish them well in their new....  »Read more

FREE one-on-one advice over coffee to any business that needs it

Especially suited to those start-ups and small firms that can't afford the match funding that most government schemes require.  Office hours is about business people attending, both to give and receive advice... or simply meet up for a chat. ....  »Read more

UK astronaut Tim Peake helped two fellow crew members to conduct a space walk outside ...

UK astronaut Tim Peake helped two fellow crew members to conduct a space walk outside ...

 Peak into what our Astronaut can see with games and charts from Global Mapping!

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A perfect Christmas gift

Gift Vouchers available
- Studio Portraits for families, children, pets, individuals and couples
- Gift Packages

For more information on how to book, contact Brackley Photographic: Brackley_photographic@Hotmail.comor....  »Read more

National Small Business Day - 5th December

Inspire Series
Our Inspire Series is a programme of free talks and workshops covering a whole range of topics to inspire and support start-ups or existing small businesses.You can attend a workshop local to you (tickets are all free!) but all workshops will also be live-st....  »Read more

BMB - Brackley Means Business last night heard the adventures of Ian Rowe

The Atlantic Experience!! - Motivational speaker Ian Rowe , after recently returning from the FST Summit in Germany where he was a keynote speaker enthralled the BMB audience with Part 1 of his story. We have to wait until February 2nd to hear Part 2...so looking forward to that!! ....  »Read more

Better Hearing in time for Christmas!

Book your appointment at the BETTER HEARING OPEN DAY at Walford & Round Opticians. 

Walford & Round Opticians
4 Banbury Road,

Call the Banbury Office: 01295 268333.
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Fraud Waning - Griffin Forensics Ltd have just investigated an email fraud in which a client lost £20k.

Read the document below for full details then ask yourselves the question:

» Download document

Are you susceptible to this fraud?

1. Never think it will not happen to you.
2. Have a robust ....  »Read more

Digital Magic Memories - keepsake Memory Squares

Are you beginning to think of Christmas presents and don’t know what to buy? 

Why not put together a keepsake in the form of a Memory Square – wonderful for people who are hard to buy for or who have everything! 

Photographs make wonderful prese....  »Read more

M & M Cars

Martin Cook We are a local Brackley , family run Taxi Service. We cater for local people providing Airport transfers to all the major airports, train and bus stations, trips to the hospital as well as short local journeys
Please call 01280 709600 »Read more

JMG Assessment Services - new members

Dyslexia Assessment - for students and adults

If you have trouble with words, reading, writing, organisation, remembering details, you might be dyslexic.
Assessments are available for school aged students and adults.
Comprehensive and detailed reports with recommendation....  »Read more

New products in stock visit The Blossom Tree


The Blossom Tree has a fabulous new range of bags!!
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Brackley Photographic new premises are up and running!!

OPEN  for business - new studio 24 High Street, Brackley.
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Amazing event

Sugar and Spice Brides will be holding a sample sale from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September. 
Designer dresses priced from just £149.
Appointment only - please book now to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01280 308169 or email: info@sugarandspicebrides.co.uk

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Brackley Photographic studio is moving to new premises

at 24 High Street, Brackley and BMB next event is at the NEW studio. More details to follow

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Brackley Means Business local networking group sponsors Local Beer Festival!!

Members of Brackley Means Business show their support again this year by sponsoring a barrel at the Annual Beer Festival organised by the Brackley & District Round Table for so many good causes!!  ....  »Read more

Brackley Farmers Market this coming Saturday

Support is needed for the Farmers Markets lots of lovely shoppers are on holiday and the much need footfall....falls!!! Remember lots of FRESH produce from all our farmers and stall holders!! ....  »Read more

Love Our Wedding - Sugar & Spice Brides

"Love Our Wedding is a brand new wedding magazine that is completely free for brides. The magazine is filled with planning tips, the latest fashion, real weddings and much more! Sugar and Spice Brides in Draymans Walk have some copies of the magazine so why not pop in, pick one up and ....  »Read more

Sainsburys - is coming to town!!

As confirmed at BMB - Brackley Means Business networking meeting on Tuesday! ....  »Read more

We've only gone and done it!!

Utility Warehouse Discount Club EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS – European Business Awards, European Public Champion - Utility Warehouse!‪#....  »Read more

BBC Radio Northampton comes to Brackley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q9s2g is the link to the radio interview that took place on Friday last, 15th May. The Question posed was what one thing would you have/change in you town regarding to shopping/retail plus a who should teach the children to cook - par of the Jamie Oliver new initia....  »Read more

The Indian Orchard joins the Farmers Market this coming Saturday!!

Indian style pickles & chutneys alongside home-made traditional Indian Cookies...yum yum!! ....  »Read more

Speed Networking and Presenting this evening

Brackley Means Business Networking event at Turweston Flight Centre - 6 -8pm.
Text Jan on 07901854576 if you would like some space to take part - Members free Guests £10. ....  »Read more

Coffee Contacts returns next month

Business Networking - 4thThursday of the month - in The Hummingbird Bistro - 9 - 11 am Thursday 28th May ....  »Read more

Invitation from Magdalen College School Dear members of the Brackley business communityWe invite you to attend a breakfast meeting in the library on our Waynflete Site on Friday 24 April from 8 am till 9.30 am. Please let us know if you are able to attend by emailing generalenquiries@magdalen.nort....  »Read more

Dress change Friday discount on a beautiful wedding dress

We are offering a "dress change Friday" discount. Anyone who mentions "dress change Friday can purchase this sample dress at just £525!!  Wedding Gown Picture 
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Sugar and Spice Brides

Sugar and Spice Brides are attending two wedding fairs this month:
» Wedding fair 22nd March at The Holiday Inn Milton Keynes 11 - 3

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Sugar and Spice Brides - Wedding Fair

March 8th at The Five Arrows Hotel (part of the Waddesdon Manor estate and where I got married!) 11am - 3pm

» Click here for more information
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Brackley Farmers Market Family Competition at the next Market

Something for all the family at the next Farmers Market Saturday 21st
more details to follow shortly. ....  »Read more

Remember Mothers Day next Sunday 6th March

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Mothers Day next Sunday 6th March

The Courtyard Shops ....  »Read more

Will this be visible

It seems to disappear!!  ....  »Read more

Sunday 6th March Mothers Day


Plenty of amazing gifts on offer in the Courtyard Shops and Members details if you like to buy from local non High Street busi....  »Read more

Win GOODIE bag

Brackley Farmers Market - Your chance to win a giant farmers market ....  »Read more

Hummingbirds - Grand Opening - Brackley 700797

Hummingbirds Coffee Bar and Licensed Bistro will be officially launching on Thursday 19th February 2015 between 7pm and 9pm with a complimentary drink and nibbles available to our guests.

We are delighted to confirm that the Town Mayor, Cllr Elaine Wiltshire will be formally open....  »Read more

Motorsports-Services are now members

Flocking has never been so good!!! Along side their flocking services, which is amazing and NOT just for the motor industry, the hydro printing has to be seen to be believed too and as for the 3D printing well that's just mind bogglingly great!!....  »Read more

Bridal Shop now open in Draymans Walk

Tracy launched her Sugar and Spice Brides shop on Saturday 3rd January and we wish her all the very best.
Beautiful gowns and so may things that sparkle!! Just what a girl needs!! ....  »Read more

Sugar and Spice Brides

Business Information Bureau welcomes new member Tracy Shortland of Sugar and Spice Brides opening very soon at 9 Draymans Walk, Brackley. ....  »Read more

Small business rate relief

business rates relief continues for small retail businesses..phew!! ....  »Read more

Application for change of use

if goes to plan then the longest running empty building - formerly the Hart/Pru could be a Bistro!! The Crown Pub Syresham application has been submitted.  ....  »Read more

Indian Fusion coming to Brackley!!

Faz's of Brackley opens soon!! ....  »Read more
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