In the last issue I pondered a gap in the market for an affordable consultant for independents wanting to up their ante in the retailing stakes. It was prompted by a call from Maqsood Akhtar who couldn’t afford a whole refit but knew he needed… something.

This story got a great result. The Cheema brothers got in touch. Anyone remotely involved in the indie sector will have heard of brothers Paul and Pinda. Indeed, Maq had and was delighted to hear they wanted to help. Paul tells me that they get four to five calls a week at their award-winning Malcolm’s store in Coventry.