Rugby First works closely with a wide variety of businesses to create and deliver an exciting programme of marketing, promotions and events. Our aim is to raise the town centre’s profile as an attractive place to live, work and visit.

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Mack Hair is crowned the winner

Mack Hair has scooped first prize in Rugby First’s best Christmas Shop Window competition for … Read More

Christmas Shop Window Festival

The annual competition to find Rugby town centre’s best Christmas Shop Window display is back! … Read More

‘Talk to Santa’ this Christmas

“Ho Ho Ho I will be able to meet the boys and girls in and … Read More

Small Business Saturday Tour 2020 stopping at Rugby for the first time

Small businesses across the UK are being offered a new package of support and mentoring, … Read More

Have a fang-tastic Halloween

Halloween will, like most of 2020, be a different experience this year, but there are … Read More


Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Christmas … Read More

Buy local, shop local campaign

Warwickshire County Council is inviting retailers and food establishments to send in short video clips … Read More

Rugby market to return as partners prepare to reopen town centre safely

Rugby Borough Council is working with partners including Rugby First, the company running the town … Read More

Stay at home and let Rugby retailers come to you

With more than fifty different businesses in the town centre able to operate during the … Read More

Reponse to COVID-19

In the light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and latest government advice, Rugby First is … Read More


Find out what is important to Rugby businesses in our blog posts. If you want to join the debate or have a topic that you are passionate about, get in touch.

Eliza Doolittle embraces digital move

A childrenswear shop that began selling homemade girls’ clothes from a market stall in Rugby … Read More

Unwrapping the first anniversary of zero waste shop

COVID-19 and lockdown prevented Rugby Unwrapped from celebrating their first anniversary properly with customers, so … Read More

Shop safe, shop local

Blog post – Shop safe, shop local A raft of ‘non-essential’ shops in Rugby have … Read More

Shaping Rugby’s town centre

As well as being attributed for singer Adele’s transformed figure, could pilates also be the … Read More

Business is blooming for Jean’s Flowers

Rugby town centre has a core group of businesses that have been successfully trading for … Read More




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