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The Islands' Partnership has put together the case study: Why it's Good for Scilly Businesses to Take Cards to help businesses across Scilly see the value in accepting cards. The partnership has also been in discussion with Barclaycard to ensure favourable rates for Scilly businesses. Already, the vast majority of businesses on Scilly have now started to take cards and those that do have experienced increased revenues and increased efficiencies. Others are being encouraged, not only to increase revenues but also to improve our visitors' experiences of the islands. “We were dead against taking cards initially, but we have to admit it’s the best thing we did," says Richard Mills of Spero’s and The Sailing Centre. "Life is easier, cash flow is better, customers are happier and they genuinely spend more.” If you'd like any advice about taking cards, please contact the Islands' Partnership on 01720 424036.