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 LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

 In recent years, East Ayrshire Council has been working hard to make  the town centre an attractive and welcoming environment for  residents, businesses and visitors. With pressure on town centre  businesses from retail parks, large company chains and internet trade  the Council's support is vital. That support received a boost recently  with the appointment of Glasgow woman Fiona Nicholson as town  centre manager.
 
 As Kilmarnock Academy is situated on the edge of the town centre and  KA Web supports the council and local businesses in their efforts to  make the town a more pleasant and prosperous place, this section  SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS has been added to KA Web. (Dec 09)

 INTERNET BUYING V HIGH STREET

 I heard about a notice on display at RGM Music in Nelson Street and,  as it makes some very interesting points, I thought I would include it  here for the perusal of you web surfers. One of the problems every  High Street trader faces is when a customer says, "But I can get it  cheaper on the net...". RGM have an interesting response to this claim.  Ian Mortimer - who has owned RGM since 1983 - says, "We're just  helping people to make an informed choice. Price is obviously a big  consideration but it's certainly not the only one - especially if you are  buying an instrument such as a guitar. Anyway, it doesn't always work  out cheaper in the long run." To find out why, click here.

 LOCAL SHOP TO THE RESCUE

 Thanks to Utopia Computers in High Glencairn Street, KA Web is back  on line. The power supply for the laptop containing the school website  and all of its resources passed away peacefully at the weekend and it  was going to take a week or two to replace it. However, the experts at  Utopia were able to supply exactly what was required from their  extensive stock. Utopia are on East Ayrshire Council's official list of  suppliers and have some great special offers at the moment. In a crisis,  it's good to be able to turn to a local business with global expertise.





 SPOTLIGHT ON RGM MUSIC

In the coming months we will be putting the spotlight on various local businesses and to start things off we are featuring RGM Music. The business - the only music shop in the Kilmarnock area - was started in 1983 and is still  going strong. As a musician, having a local music store is a must and we are fortunate enough to have a few local music shops in Ayrshire and, in RGM,the people of Kilmarnock and surrounding area have one of the very best - that's why they are still in business 26 years after starting up. Wherever you live, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC STORE! (If you live in Ayr, I hear that Muso - owned by former pupil Andy Murray - is worth a visit.)
Neil McIlvanney

 TOUCHKILMARNOCK.COM - LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 The Touchlocal website has a section devoted to local businesses in Kilmarnock. It covers a wide range of  services and shops, organizing the directory under the categories listed below.

Professional Services

 

Motoring

Personal Services

Out and About


THANKS TO BUSINESSES SUPPORTING OUR S4 WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

 We would like to thank all of the businesses who have provided Work Experience placements in recent  years for our S4 students. At present we are compiling a list of those companies and it will be posted here  as soon as it is complete.


 THANKS TO BUSINESSES SUPPORTING OUR INDUSTRIAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME

 We would also like to thank all of the businesses who have supported our Industrial Awareness programme  in recent years for our S4 students. The success of our Industrial Awareness days is entirely due to the  professionals who have given their time and their expertise for the benefit of our students. At present we  are compiling a list of those companies and it will be  posted here as soon as it is complete.