Hillsborough traders’ plea

TRADERS in Hillsborough shopping centre are pulling together in the hope of boosting its image and business.

A partnership between the council, the Federation of Small Businesses and Hillsborough Forum aims to raise the profile of the area and to shake off an outdated reputation at a time when the supermarket giants are trying to consolidate their grip.

In particular, Experience Hillsborough is designed to highlight the centre for its range of independent shops, selling fresh, locally-sourced produce and niche items.

Maxine Hayton, of Sheffield Blinds, said: “We get to know our customers and provide a personal service, as we identify their individual likes and dislikes in a way that the large multiple stores cannot do.”