OUR Trader of the week today is not just one but a collection of them, all under one banner.

Crowngate Shopping Centre managers worked hard during the lockdown to meet the challenge caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – ensuring the centre was coronavirus-safe – and their efforts have paid off with an increase in retailers within the centre.

Retail marketing executive Victoria Richardson said: "The shopping centre has been in business since 1992 and is home to more than 60 high-street favourites and brilliant independent stores which offer a fantastic, local shopping experience.

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"This year has presented challenges with local flooding affecting businesses as well as the Covid pandemic.

"Crowngate is proud to see an increase in retailers within the shopping centre after the lockdown in March and has been impressed at how well the city’s businesses have adapted to change.

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"We want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our priority. In line with the latest Government guidance on social distancing, we have adopted the following measures at this site:

• An enhanced cleaning regime including the regular cleaning of all key touch points

• The installation of additional hand sanitiser points

• Additional signage to assist everybody in following social distancing guidelines

• Our teams are following a strict personal hygiene regime including regularly washing hands

• Managing the number of visitors within our scheme and managing queuing systems outside of stores

"We continue to monitor the situation and Government’s public health guidance closely, and we will keep all of our visitors updated via our website and social media channels, as the situation evolves.

"And we've got some great news coming soon in the shape of a brand new retailer coming to town!"

• If you know of a business or have a business that deserves a moment in the spotlight, you can let us know here

All we need are a few details and they can be showcased in print and online in the Worcester News.