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Graham Soult
Worked at CannySites.com & CannyInsights.com
Attended University of Sheffield
Lives in Gateshead
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How to choose the right driveway for your property

For many homes throughout the UK, the driveway is one of the focal points of your front garden – and often the first thing you see when entering your property. A new drive is likely to last several decades, so it is important that you choose the…
A new drive is likely to last several decades, so it is important that you choose the right driveway style - one that is both attractive and practical.
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Competition: win a pair of sterling silver cufflinks from online jewellery store Guilty Bangles

Last week we told you about some of our favourite Father’s Day jewellery gift ideas from our friends at Guilty Bangles. From striking silver bangles to gorgeous chains and sterling silver cufflinks, Guilty Bangles’ men’s range has plenty of enticing…
Enter our competition! One lucky Fashion & Style Directory reader in the UK can win a pair of Tokyo sterling silver cufflinks, courtesy of Guilty Bangles.
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Talking the torque: Father's Day jewellery gift ideas from Guilty Bangles

Father’s Day is coming up in the UK – it’s on Sunday 19 June this year – and, as ever, the shops are awash with whisky, socks and slippers. Being the fashionistas that we are, though, we like to be a bit more creative in our gift choices – hence us…
Father's Day is coming up - it's on Sunday 19 June - and we've turned to our old friends at Guilty Bangles for some Father's Day jewellery gift ideas.
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Links of London discount code: get £25 off when you spend £125 at LinksofLondon.com this May

It might have been the end of last year that jewellery brand Links of London marked its 25th birthday, but there’s a different 25 to celebrate this May – £25 off when you spend £125 or more at LinksofLondon.com in the retailer’s ‘Save and Stretch’…
Use our special Links of London discount code to get £25 off when you spend £125 or more at LinksofLondon.com this May.
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Pep&Co reaps 'Bargain Shop Wars' PR rewards - and gets 20,000 suggestions for where it should open next

It’s hard to believe it’s getting on for a year since I headed down to Kettering to see the first Pep&Co store and chat to the team behind the newest value fashion chain on the UK high street. Remarkably, the company came within a week or two of hitting…
Value fashion retailer Pep&Co has increased its exposure thanks to ITV docusoap Bargain Shop Wars - and is now planning up to 15 new stores this autumn.
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What to see and do when you visit Stockholm (whether for Eurovision or at any other time)

Though Stockholm is the type of city worth shining the spotlight on at any given time, with the Eurovision Song Contest just around the corner (from 10-14 May) it seems more appropriate than ever. It’s a truly beautiful city, with an elegant mix of…
A city worth shining the spotlight on at any time, and with history as a hub of culture and trade, there’s plenty to see and do when you visit Stockholm.
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Property and trades-related insurance products: how to tell your landlord insurance from your employers’ liability

Whether you’re a landlord or a tradesperson, there are many different types of insurance that can be essential in your line of work – designed to ensure the protection and safety of you, your employees, and those who you come into contact with.…
Whether you’re a landlord or a tradesperson, there are many different types of insurance that can be essential in your line of work – designed to...
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Off on a girly trip this summer? Check out Pink Boutique's hot new holiday shop

We’ve always loved sassy online store Pink Boutique, with its bang-on-trend glam and ‘don’t do subtle’ attitude – and you can now check out Pink Boutique’s summer 2016 holiday shop live onsite, just in time for your girly trip away. There are over 200…
Pink Boutique's summer 2016 holiday shop is now live onsite - just in time for your girly trip away, and with everything you need to get summer ready.
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Spotted: when to wear hot new accessories trends

For spring/summer 2016, jewellery is big news. Take a flick through the glossy mags, switch on the TV, or just check out what people are wearing on the high street… you’ll soon see that accessories are everywhere right now. Think big stackable bangles as…
For spring/summer 2016, jewellery is big news. Take a flick through the glossy mags, switch on the TV, or just check out what people are...
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Competition: Win a £500 Devon cottage holiday and £250 of Weird Fish clothing

From celebrating the elegant charm of Torbay to highlighting the county’s status as Britain’s number-four motorhome destination, you can’t say that we don’t give beautiful Devon its fair share of coverage. Now, as you may have already seen at our sister…
Enter by 21 June and you could win a £500 Devon cottage holiday from Blueriver Cottages as well as £250 of Weird Fish clothing to pack in your suitcase.
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Competition: win £250 of Weird Fish clothing - plus a £500 Devon cottage holiday

With its comfortable, Cotswold-inspired trousers, shirts and fleeces, we just can’t get enough of British clothing company Weird Fish – listed in our Directory here – whether it’s shopping online at its fast-growing website, popping into one of its 13…
With its comfortable, Cotswold-inspired trousers, shirts and fleeces, we just can’t get enough of British clothing company Weird Fish – listed in our Directory here – whether...
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Skip hire is one of the most popular waste removal solutions in the UK, and is often used by both commercial and domestic consumers. Skips are an affordable and easy way to throw away your waste as you produce it, and are suitable for most types of waste.…
Skip hire is one of the most popular waste removal solutions in the UK. Learn here about costs, sizes and permits, and what you can and can't put in a skip.
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    1998
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Retail consultant and blogger, owner of CannySites.com and CannyInsights.com, and enthusiast about vibrant high streets and Slovenia
Introduction
I run CannySites.com, a web directory business that helps consumers and retailers find each other; and CannyInsights.com, offering retail-related research, analysis, consultancy and copywriting.
 
My blog, Soult's Retail View, takes a wide-ranging look at the UK retail industry, often (but not exclusively) have a North East flavour. Particular areas of interest include new developments and store openings, department stores, supermarkets, and former Woolworths stores, usually discussed in the context of their retail history and illustrated with photographs from my travels.
 
If you feel that my knowledge can help your business, do drop me a line.
 
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I've probably visited more high streets than anybody else! About 300 in the last three years, and counting... and most of them aren't dead.
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