Category Archives: Mary Portas

Dragons’ Den v Mary Portas who wins?

If you pit one business show against the other this week, who wins it for you? To me Mary Portas Queen of Shops pips the Dragons! This week, Dragons’ Den looks at anything from submarines to rotating washing lines. The ideas … Continue reading

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How does Queen Mary restyle John Peers?

Mary Portas shines again with her stylish work on John Peer’s loss-making 80s legend. Mary Queen of shops is again compulsive viewing! John Peers’s salon sits incongruously amidst closed shops in Rochdale. It doesn’t look promising. What can Mary do … Continue reading

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Mary Portas – how does she do it?

I love Mary Portas’s Queen of Shops series. Last night’s episode at Lightwater, Surrey shows just how hard it can be to make a change (BBC2 10pm Monday). Mary has many strengths. Her brusque humanity is one. Her passion is … Continue reading

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