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This is where small & medium-sized UK businesses are most likely to succeed

By Scratch Staff | 12 February 2024

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are thriving most in Ceredigion, Wales, and struggling most in Bromsgrove, according to research by finance platform and software company, Qardus. Data from the Office for National Statistics was analysed to compile the results, with factors including the change in the number of openings and…

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Townhouse acquires London Grace nail salons across London & Essex

By Rebecca Hitchon | 2 October 2023

Scratch Stars award-winning nail salon brand, Townhouse, has acquired London Grace’s 10 acclaimed locations. London Grace was founded in 2015 to offer a unique social beauty concept, incorporating a nail bar offering services focused on natural nailcare, alongside a cocktail bar and coffee shop in each space. The salons will…

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Nail Salons Reopen In Odesa Ukraine

Nail salons reopen in Odesa, Ukraine in ‘expression of defiance’

By Chloe Randall | 29 March 2022

The historic city of Odesa along the Black Sea coast in Ukraine, has seen nail salons reopen, despite ongoing fears of Russian attacks due to the ongoing war, which started a month ago. BBC News has reported that the recent reopening of nail salons, clubs and beach restaurants in the…

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Lady Showbiz introduces trade package for nail salons & spas

By Chloe Randall | 21 June 2021

Lady Showbiz has put together a professional package, aimed at salons, spas and mobile nail technicians. The package offers 90 gel-effect nail polishes in a variety of colours for £495 + VAT. The polishes are also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, allowing the shades to be catered to more clients. Featuring…

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Wales Web Feature

Coronavirus: Nail & beauty businesses in Wales to reopen from 12 April

By Chloe Randall | 1 April 2021

The Welsh Government has revealed that nail and beauty businesses will be able to reopen from 12 April, as part of their plan to exit lockdown. In a press conference with First Minister Mark Drakeford today (01.0.2021), it has been confirmed that close contact services will be able to reopen…

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Coronavirus: Nail & beauty businesses in Scotland to reopen ‘from 26 April’

By Chloe Randall | 16 March 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that the reopening of hairdressers in Scotland will be phased in from 5 April, with all other non-essential retail premises including close contact services being allowed to reopen from 26 April at the earliest. This date will be subject to continued review and levels…

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Coronavirus: Nails & beauty businesses in Wales could reopen from 15 March

By Chloe Randall | 1 March 2021

The Welsh Government has revealed that nail and beauty businesses could reopen from 15 March as part of their plan to exit lockdown. Despite Wales not publicly announcing a long term plan to see the country reopen, the government has instead opted to look no further than six weeks- or…

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Nail & beauty salons can re-open from 13 July in England

By Sophie Nutt | 9 July 2020

Nail & beauty salons can re-open in England from this Monday 13 July. This announcement was delivered by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport this afternoon, alongside the announcement that indoor gyms and outdoor pools will be allowed to re-open this month, as well as outdoor theatre…

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Nail & beauty salons in Scotland can reopen from 22 July

By Sophie Nutt | 9 July 2020

Nail and beauty salons in Scotland have been given the green light to re-open from 22 July. Speaking in the Scottish parliament this afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon gave major updates to the easing of lockdown restrictions as she confirmed Scotland has now entered Phase Three of lockdown. The First Minister said…

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Coronavirus: Nail & beauty businesses NOT to open 4 July

By Kat Hill | 23 June 2020

Nail & beauty businesses are to remain closed as a date for reopening has not been confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the easing of Covid-19 lockdown continues. In an announcement today (23 June), the Prime Minister confirmed hairdressers will be allowed to open from 4 July, as long as protective…

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