Independent retailers struggling to make ends meet are being urged to get in touch with retail guru Mary Portas, who is launching a new series of her hit TV show this spring.

“If you run an independent shop that is struggling to survive or expand and would like to take part, please get in touch,” Portas said. “We’re keen to hear from all types of retailers. Whatever your product, if you’re struggling to make your business a success we’d like to hear from you.”

As part of the programme, set to be aired on Channel 4, the successful applicant will receive advice from Portas, whose recent review into UK high streets was warmly received by the retail industry.

To take part email, or call 0203 227 5896.