Entrepreneurs take inspiration from 1970s TV show to launch Leics Swap Shop

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Leicestershire is the latest county to join an innovative business-swapping platform inspired by a retro TV show.

The Leics Swap Shop follows the launch of the Derby Swap Shop at the beginning of Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent Notts Swap Shop, which between them have more than 250 members that trade services for free within local communities.

The concept, founded by three Derbyshire entrepreneurs and backed by East Midlands Chamber, is a simple one based on the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop children’s TV programme that was broadcast between 1976 and 1982.

Presented by Noel Edmonds, it encouraged children to exchange toys and collectors’ items – but the Derby Swap

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