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What does today’s news tells us about the form and function of place?

Today, 11th April 2018, is an interesting day in terms of data around companies and places in the UK. The most anticipated news was around Tesco's latest results. In addition to this LDC and PwC released their bi-annual report around the openings and closures of chain retailers in Britain's top…
Matthew Hopkinson
11th April 2018
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Rural riches – why market towns and stately homes can thrive AND do!

Last weekend I was fortunate to spend some time in Bakewell, Derbyshire. It is a small market town with a population of 4,000 that has 143 shops, pubs and restaurants. 75% of these shops are independents, which is some way above the national average of 65%. One of our field researchers…
Matthew Hopkinson
17th November 2015