Independent fashion retailers will soon be able to offer customers instant, interest-free lines of credit with a smartphone-based app that makes in-store interest free credit transactions 40x faster than current offerings. Set to be launched in October, AppToPay has been developed by James Jones, owner of family-run, award-winning independent boutique Robinsons of Bawtry in Doncaster. The app allows small, medium-sized and independent retailers to offer shoppers the level of in-store finance usually reserved only for major retail chains. “At Robinsons of Bawtry, we have been looking for years for someone who could provide us with a store card,” Jones said. “They simply don’t exist for businesses of our size. The only options require at least 10,000 new issuances a year. For all but the biggest retailers, that’s totally unachievable.” He decided to create the app to allow retailers to offer their customers interest free lines of credit via their smartphone or tablet instead. Customers apply online and once approved download the app to their smartphone or tablet to use in their chosen retailer immediately.  On application, customers get a decision typically within minutes, a credit limit is established and

The French as a nation are renowned for their individual style, couture and fashion houses and a Doncaster boutique is proud to be the first independent stockist of the premium brand, Balmain. Its autumn/winter collection will arrive instore at Robinsons of Bawtry near Doncaster in November bringing a full range of ladies wear and a complementary selection of gents, which will be sure to delight our customer portfolio and be perfect for the festive shopping and socialising season. “We were keen to add a new label to our existing portfolio and approached Balmain earlier this year,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “We were delighted to be invited to meet the team in Paris in June and have since flown back over for our first buying appointment”. The luxury brand label is currently stocked in the iconic Harrods and Harvey Nichols stores in London and Manchester.  Established in 1945 the Parisian label continues to ooze style, quality and glamour in its seasonal collections. “We are thrilled to have been able to secure such a desirable brand for our customers and to bring them a French ready to wear collection to our already superb range of leading designer brands,” said Russell.

Iconic brand, Hunter, famed for its range of Wellington Boots is joining the glittering brand portfolio at a leading South Yorkshire fashion boutique. Robinsons of Bawtry has chosen the fashion label to complement other iconic designer brands and recognises the growing demand for quality outerwear for all the family. “Hunter remains a hugely popular name in the UK and has diversified recently adding coats and outerwear to its range of quality goods,” said Russell Jones, Robinsons of Bawtry. “Our client base demands the best brands and when Hunter approached us to become one of their independent stockists for their outerwear we were delighted to integrate them into our store.” Initially Robinsons of Bawtry will be stocking the Hunter Classic Raincoat in a variety of colours and sizes available for men, ladies and children all competitively priced for affordability.  Founded in 1856 the brand has two Royal Warrants of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. “In recent years, Hunter has expanded its range under the guidance of Creative Director Alasdhair Willis and since then notable changes have been made,” said Russell. “Hunter Original and Hunter Field join the original boot for which the name is most

With almost 1 million caravan owners in the UK, both static and touring, there is little wonder that a strong support network for repairs and maintenance is required. One of the oldest and largest independent retailers of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK,  Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, has appointed leading technician Chrysovalantis Pappas, 32,  from Bessacarr, Doncaster to join its expanding team as Workshop Co-Ordinator. “Chrys has a broad skill base and has gained extensive experience in the industry as a service engineer and also in his family construction business based in Cyprus,” said Andrew Whittaker Managing Director Yorkshire Caravans. “Chrys’s knowledge and leadership skills will ensure we continue to develop the aftercare side of the business and build on the exemplary reputation that we have.” Chrys has attended the NCC training Academy, the UK trade body for tourer, motorhome, caravan holiday home and residential park home industries, and was winner of the Swift Academy Star for Technical Training in July of last year. Chrys commented; “This has become a true vocation for me and it is a pleasure to support our customers in caring for their caravans. I shall look forward to working with and developing my

PRESS RELEASE DATE: June 2018 Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, is that it is also home to the equally well respected Panelworks Ltd, an innovative, market leader who provides specialist refinishing for the Caravan & Motorhome industry. Celebrating 10 years in business, Panelworks Ltd is proud to be recommended by all manufacturers across the UK and is the UK’s leading caravan panel repair specialist. Established in 2008, it was born from an idea conceived in 2004 which saw extensive research into the best way to weld plastic suitable for caravan repairs and due to its unique repair systems can get caravans & motorhomes refurbished back to ‘like new’. With a no quibble 24 month guarantee, which is twice the industry standard, and any manufacturer’s warranty unaffected by any repairs, as they are approved by all the UK manufactures, it is easy to see why they

Well, the first half of the year has simply flown by, but we’re pleased to say there is much to look forward to in the early part of the Summer. With so many of us being unbelievable busy we are challenging you to enjoy what’s on your doorstep this Summer and support your local independent retailer.  Pop into Bawtry for all your everyday needs or perhaps find the perfect outfit for the races or a summer BBQ. And, when you get a precious spare hour or so, visit one of the town’s stylish bars or fantastic individual cafes or restaurants. Stay local this summer and enjoy all what beautiful Bawtry has to offer. We kick off July with the return of the Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup which will take place on Sunday 1st July at Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson which is shaping up to be a fantastic day. More information can be found here. Staying with sport it seems like you can’t escape the World Cup!  Embracing the inevitable, Yorkshire Caravan of Bawtry is hosting a World Cup themed summer show from 30th June  to 8th July. Packed with special offers, demonstrations, football themed family activities and

    PRESS RELEASE DATE: May 2018 TOP QUALITY POLO CUP RETURNS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES Sunday 1st July will herald the return of a popular event in the local calendar – the ‘Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup Family Day’ bought to you by event organisers Bawtry Retail Association. After taking a sabbatical last year, the event which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities, will be held at the Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson and will have a slightly different format to previous years welcoming in visiting clubs including Yorkshire Polo Club teams King William and White Rose, Stag Polo Club from St Albans as well as the home ‘Visit Bawtry’ team. “This emphasis of this year’s event is top quality polo and a great family atmosphere with spectators encouraged to bring their own picnics and enter their table into the Best Dressed Picnic Table competition” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “Polo is a really great spectator sport and the atmosphere and camaraderie at our annual polo day means that everyone has a great time, especially if the sun shines!” Walk in tickets are priced at

 VisitBawtry Race Event


The Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening will commence at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 5th May. Hosted by the Bawtry Retail Association, this event will continue for the seventh year running!

The must-needed preparation

Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening is a yearly event, giving you plenty of time to prepare! Pampering is a MUST. With the huge variety of salons and beauticians within Bawtry, you will be spoilt for choice. These places include: Beauty at Milanda’s – Whether you are looking for waxing and eyebrow treatments, or a soothing facial, Beauty at Milanda’s has it all. Have flawless skin on the day by prepping it correctly. Alternatively, have your nails done.  Deluxe Hair and Beauty –  Russian lashes, 3D lipo fat freeze, nails, eyebrow treatments, dermaplaning   and much more, Deluxe have endless treatments to ensure you feel your best! House of Lindsey –  Ranging from exfoliation and tan, massages and facials to HD brows, manicures and pedicures, they have all of the ingredients to relax and pamper you. The Vanilla Rooms – Bouncy blow dry’s,

YORKSHIRE CARAVANS OF BAWTRY   PRESS RELEASE   DATE: April 2018       A Managing Director has been appointed at Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, South Yorkshire the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and outdoor leisure accessories in the UK.   Andrew Whittaker, 48, from Doncaster joined the company five years ago and has become a very popular and highly respected member of the team. At his recent appraisal, he was rewarded for his commitment to the company with the offer of Managing Director, a role he was delighted to accept. It is the first time in the company’s 87-year history that the role will be held by a non-family member since Jon Goulden became Chairman in 2016, leaving the post vacant.   “Andrew has really proven himself, particularly since taking over the position of General Manager two years ago, and as the business continues to expand it became clear that he was the ideal person to take over the role and in effect become my deputy,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “I will be retaining overall responsibility for the business and will continue to oversee the day to day strategic side of the company with

A volunteer of the Bawtry & Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation Diana Simpson (70) is currently in training prior to the 4-day London to Paris Tour de France cycle challenge which she is taking part in to raise money for life saving heart research.  Having already cycled across Mexico, Vietnam and South Africa Diana is looking forward to the 275 mile challenge in  July 2018 and is excited to have the opportunity to ride the last few miles of the Tour de France route through Paris to finish at the Eiffel Tower and to watch the final stage live the following day.  If you would like to sponsor Diana please go to her