1. Win a Shop in Princes Quay!
  2. Focus on...The Creative and Cultural Company
  3. Focus on...Paragon Arcade
  4. Nominate your favourite business for a HullBID award
  5. Focus on....1884 Wine & Tapas
  6. Focus on...Think Employment
  7. Focus on...Fruit
  8. Focus on...Apcoa Parking
  9. Focus on...Hems Sew Soon
  10. Focus on...Kaspa's Desserts
  11. Focus on...Fed 'n' Watered
  12. Focus on...Jubilee Central
  13. Focus on...Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group
  14. Focus on...Johnston's
  15. Focus on...Go Dutch Pancake House
  16. First Hull Business Improvement District Awards demonstrate diversity
  17. Hull Fashion Week hits the city in style
  18. Hull Fashion Week to focus on changing trends in business-wear
  19. Fellow licensees make it plain sailing as Dennis takes helm at Sailmakers
  20. Old Town pub poem brings back memories of maritime rescue 400 years ago
  21. Heritage market and historic pubs join the festivities as Hull’s Victorian Christmas marks 20th anniversary
  22. Old Town pubs demonstrate pulling power with a real ale alliance
  23. Bar room romance reaches 40-year milestone in historic Hull pub
  24. Trident gears up to guide motorists
  25. Wonderful - Christmas in Hull
  26. Souper new home for marketing experts
  27. Independent business hopes to capitalise on sporting events
  28. Celebrating 30 years of I.T. gold
  29. The Omelette: City centre restaurant to pass to third generation
  30. Slava’s salon is a sporting sensation
  31. Perfect premises help David focus on a new career
  32. Eco offers designer names at delightful prices
  33. Lighter bites and fine dining at The Wilson
  34. New player Westerman opens Hull FC Store

Independents join VISA billboard campaign

Three of Hull’s favourite independent businesses were given starring roles in a nationwide billboard campaign launched by Visa to celebrate the Great British High Street. 

Beasley’s Hat Shop in Hepworth Arcade was joined by its next door neighbour Dinsdales Joke and Trick Shop and by bespoke Savile Row tailor Cock of the Walk in Grimston Street in being selected by household-name advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi for the campaign. 

The businesses were contacted out of the blue, and Graham Williams of Dinsdales initially rejected the offer to get involved because he thought it was a hoax. He said: “Saatchi & Saatchi called and I said no, but the next day Visa rang and assured me it was genuine, so I agreed to do it.” 

Beasley’s wasn’t originally on the Saatchi & Saatchi list but when the photographer arrived at Dinsdales and found he had to wait for Graham to attend to some Halloween customers, he spotted the hat shop and decided to include it in the campaign. 

Gill Long, owner of Cock of the Walk, originally thought they had been selected as a result of publicity surrounding the mural which they added to the side of their building during the summer. 

She said: “We were really chuffed to have the shop picked to be part of a nationwide campaign for Visa. We assumed it was because of the mural but apparently it all came down to a Google search for cool independent shops around the UK. 

“We were also surprised that a massive company like Visa were considering shops and businesses in our corner of the world, but we went with it and got some great results. We have never entered into anything like this before, but I’m so glad they came to Hull and picked some fine shops.”

Share your ideas

We want to hear from you

To propose a project, add your support to an initiative or to share your views, call Catherine Goble on 01482 611802 or email

We're tweeting

RT @FruitMarketHull: Quick reminder that the lovely guys at Form Shop & Studio are launching their new shop THIS FRIDAY and all are welcome… 10:56 - 20/08/2019

Business highlight

Independents join VISA billboard campaign

Three of Hull’s independent businesses were given starring roles in a nationwide billboard campaign launched by Visa to celebrate the Great British High Street - Dinsdales, Beasley's & Cock of the Walk.

latest news