John Taylor Hospice opens second shop

JTH opens second shop in Wylde Green

Back in May of this year we covered the opening of the first John Taylor Hospice shop, located at 121 High Street, Erdington B23 6SA.

This first experiment with retailing has proven so successful for the organisation that it has already opened its second shop at 370 Birmingham Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield B72 1YH.

The ribbon was cut on Friday the 9th November by John Taylor’s Lead Nurse Jody Thompson following short speeches from hospice CEO Penny Venables and Wylde Green Councillor Alex Yip.

These are tough times for retailers, and nowhere more so than on local high streets. Even some of the social enterprises that have moved into retailing over the past four or five years as a means of diversifying their income have found trading conditions too difficult and have closed outlets. But clearly, some still see opportunities in retailing, and JTH already plans on opening a third outlet before Christmas, at Castle Bromwich Shopping Centre in Timberley Lane. Check the JTH website for news.

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Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website
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