Shoppers may have noticed changes a foot in the window displays of local charity shops.

M&S employees

Recently, 15 representatives from eight local charity shops attended a tailored training event delivered by the Visual Merchandise team of M&S Chelmsford to learn about window and shop dressing.

It was an opportunity that money could not buy. We were so impressed by the attention to detail M&S put in to this event.  

M&S Chelmsford said: "This was an excellent opportunity to pass on our knowledge and experience to individuals who work in our local community. Our aim was to work together to support the visual presentation and service within their shops, to encourage and increase customer footfall. The store visual team really enjoyed passing their knowledge on to individuals who are involved with such generous and supporting charities, and they found it to be an extremely rewarding process." 

The store has donated mannequins to local shops and will continue to work with the charities on their displays which will increase their sales.

The event was organised as part of Chelmsford 4 Good work to encourage local businesses to support local charities with time, resources, equipment and premises.  Are you a local company with a skill to offer?  Call Peter on Tel: 01245 280731.