Tagged with Ray George

Remaining Living Oasis Stores hope to go it alone as Ray George pulls out of Christian retailing

Update, July 29, 2011: Lisa Campbell reports in today’s Bookseller: Living Oasis owner puts chain up for sale INTRIGUING POSSIBILITIES for the remaining Living Oasis stores are opening up as Ray George has advised workers at the Leeds store of his intention “to withdraw from Christian retail”. Writing to prospective supporters via Network Leeds, Karen Spence, … Continue reading

Living Oasis: Ray George speaks to the Bookseller

Don’t want to comment here? Join the conversation on facebook instead (or as well…). IN A REPORT POSTED YESTERDAY by the Bookseller, Ray George has spoken briefly about the current state of play at Living Oasis, dismissing concerns that staff were given little notice of the closures: Ray George, chairman of trustees for Living Oasis … Continue reading

Living Oasis: 20 Shops, Meetings and Openings (Updated)

Updated 11.30am, 5th March, 2010 Courtesy of Clem Jackson’s interview with Ray George of Nationwide Christian Trust in this month’s Christian Marketplace, we now have the definitive list of shops that Living Oasis have in their sights: We now have 20 shops in our portfolio: Aberdeen, Bedford, Belfast, Cheltenham, Chester, Croydon, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Harrow, Inverness, … Continue reading

Church Times Blog: New Living Oasis Christian bookshops to be ‘three times the size’ of former Wesley Owen shops

My thanks to Dave Walker for permission to cross-post the following from the Church Times Blog, a superb summary of reportage in this month’s Christian Marketplace. Scroll to the end for my own comments and concluding reflections. Clem Jackson from Christian Marketplace magazine has been busy talking to everyone involved in the events following the demise … Continue reading