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THE world famous Paisley Pattern keeps the town’s name at the forefront of fashion

THE world famous Paisley Pattern keeps the town’s name at the forefront of fashion.

Now two businessmen who recently opened a retail unit in The Piazza shopping centre have joined the campaign to promote the town by adopting the slogan – ‘Paisley is…always in style’.

Buddies Gary Kerr and Tommy McGrory have set up a new company, Paisley From Paisley, selling only fashion items featuring the famous Paisley Pattern.
The ‘Paisley is…’ marketing initiative uses the letters ‘i’ and ‘s’ in the word Paisley to tee-up different positive messages about the town.

Gary Kerr, who runs the engineering asset management company EPM Solutions said: “The idea to sell only products that feature the Paisley Pattern stemmed from a conversation I had with the late Ellen Farmer, of the Old Paisley Society, a few years ago. “She had said there was no one place you could go to get Paisley Pattern products.
“The idea came up again recently when I was talking to Tommy about the town and he had similar thoughts. So, we decided to launch the retail unit selling only Paisley Pattern products.“

At the moment we’ve sourced ties, ladies and gents scarves, shawls and pashminas from some of the biggest names in traditional clothing accessories like Tootal and Michelsons.
“We’re planning to source more items that feature the Paisley Pattern like jewellery, shirts, bags and wallets. And we’re planning to also sell our products online – taking Paisley to the rest of the world!”

Gary added: “We’ve started the retailing side, but we also want to see Paisley Pattern products being manufactured in the town that we can sell. Hopefully our venture could even maybe spark a cottage industry in the area with people making products we can take to the public.”

Tommy, who runs the Loud ‘n’ Proud Music School added: “Despite what people may say, Paisley does have a lot going for it. “We have a great heritage that we can exploit to start new businesses – just like Gary and I have done.“We’re just one of several new businesses to start up in the town recently and there’s no doubt there a new-found optimism that we can successfully revitalise the town in many different ways.

“We’re happy to support the Paisley is… campaign because a great way to get a positive message out about the town.”

Local businesses, organisations and community groups are being given the chance to get involved in promoting Paisley by using the ‘Paisley is…’ logo with the strapline that’s most relevant to what they are doing on their letterheads and publicity material.

Paisley Vision Board, who is running the marketing campaign, will provide the artwork free of charge to anyone willing to use it. Chairman of the Paisley Vision Board, Renfrewshire Council leader Mark Macmillan said: “Gary and Tommy should be congratulated in seeing a gap in the ‘Paisley’ market and utilising our town’s great heritage to launch a new business venture in the town centre. “It shows that with the right idea to attract customers, you can set up a successful business in Paisley town centre.”

For ‘Paisley is…’ branding artwork, contact Amanda Moulson, of Renfrewshire Council by emailing her at amanda.moulson@renfrewshire.gov.uk .

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PAISLEY PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

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PAISLEY PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

PAISLEY ABBEY

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER AT 7.45PM

PAISLEY PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

AS PART OF ABBEY 850 CELEBRATIONS

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paisley0abbey-850“FIVE CENTURIES OF MUSIC”

a wide programme of sacred and secular pieces
by

Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Parry,
Schonberg, Wagner etc. etc.

Tickets priced £10 on sale at the Abbey shop or at the door.

Info at: www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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Positive Paisley Day 2012

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The Positive Paisley campaign aims to provide people who care about the town and have connections through business, work or home, with a focus through which to improve its public image.

Too many bad stories have been promoted over the years that have detracted from all the wonderful history, culture and opportunities offered by the town and the friendliness of the ‘buddies’.

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Through a ongoing campaign of positive messaging using all the various media available to us – online and offline – we hope to gradually change perceptions and show a truer picture of this fine town and restore confidence and optimism to its communities, both business and resident.

Come and join us: all you’ve got to do is keep talking about the good things happening in the town – not the negatives!

You can download the Positive Paisley logo to add to your website, Facebook, Twitter accounts from this site and please use the#positivepaisley hashtag on your Tweets. There is also a Positive Paisley Linked In Group which you can join.

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Local champion Renfrewshire

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We are going to do a feel good factor next Friday, is there someone in your community that is doing something that you think is brilliant and you think they should get a little recognition for it? It’s all part of our positive Paisley drive, we see the people of Paisley being the driving force behind change in the town.

We need to know who those people are, so please and remember to make sure it’s alright to print their name or even if we can post a photo of them? 

We can do a nice feature next Friday and really give these people a wee thank you back.

You can email myself brian@paisley.org.uk Let’s get the ball rolling…. It could be anyone from a Lolipop woman to a teacher, to an owner of a business, your ideas are most welcome.

Let’s be positive about People in Paisley.

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Paisley Tile Centre

Paisley Tile Centre are based in Greenhill Road, Paisley they have an excellent range of products and services including the best range of tiles, underfloor heating, shower enclosures, wet room solutions and lots more.

Supply only or supply and fit service for all your kitchen and bathroom needs, wheather it’s just a splashback or an entire bathroom or kitchen instalation, all work carried out by professional tradesmen.

You can find more about Paisley Tile Centre and their products and services at http://paisleytilecentre.com