The Grimsey Review (2013)
The Grimsey Review ‘An Alternative Future For The High Street’ was published in September 2013. It is a comprehensive evidence-based review on the state of the UK’s town centres. it contains 31 recommendations. Download here.
Here goes – my entry into the blogosphere!
So today I have been up in the North West. I exited the train at Preston, a town I have known for many years. My next stop was Clitheroe so I made my way to the bus station. As with anything in life, humans are quick to judge and consumers in a town are no […]
Did you know there are two rabbits in UK retail?
Today the team at Squire Sanders, an international law firm, asked me along as one of a number of guest speakers to discuss issues in retail. The 40+ strong audience (speakers and guests) were an mix of retailers (more of this later), landlords, lawyers, consultants, and trainers. Before reporting on the
Churn – good or bad for our economy and town centres?
Today I presented at the first LDC Openings & Closures Summit, which Hogan Lovells kindly hosted in London. We had an excellent chair in Damian Wild, Editor of the Estates Gazette, along with a top panel. The panellists were Mathew Ditchburn from Hogan Lovells, Sam Fenwick from the BBC You & Your
Who is the most important person on earth?
This question was asked of Martin Sorrell recently and without hesitation his answer was Jeff Bezos of Amazon (who incidentally turns 50 in January so he is not vintage). Is he right? This story from Bryan Roberts was a good start to the debate at today’s Squire Sanders retail event in Leeds. So here a