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Local Champion Programme

Integral to our High Street Manifesto 2018 and it’s success are the people on the front line who work with independent businesses in their community on a daily basis. Often these individuals saw the decline of their communities' retail offering and high streets as a...

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Industry Insider – Erica Roffe

This week we spoke with Erica Roffe, member of our High Street Advisory Board, Director at BedPop and local champion for Bedford. In 2013, Erica launched BedPop to continue utilising slack space in Bedford town centre. With the support of the Portas Pilot Town Team...

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Updates from Britain’s Best Shop Window

On the 26th of September we launched our quest to find Britain’s Best Shop Window. #BestShopWindowUK Our aim is to celebrate and champion the independent high street businesses across the United Kingdom who go the extra mile with their shop window displays. Thank you...

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Industry Insider – Jonathan Berlin

We recently spoke to Jonathan Berlin, retail technology and visual merchandising expert. Jonathan has been working for Universal Display for 31 years and he is the CEO and co-founder of Iconeme, a retail technology business. We wanted to learn more about the advice he...

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Industry Insider – Sean Gillen

This week we spoke to Sean Gillen, Head of Enterprise Delivery at Richmond and Wandsworth councils. We wanted to learn more about the work that Sean does and how local councils are shaping the future of high streets across their respective boroughs. Can you tell us...

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News from SaveTheHighStreet.org

The past couple of weeks here at SaveTheHighStreet.org have been jam packed and very rewarding. Lots has happened so we thought we would give you a little update as to what we’ve been up to. Our Team Is Growing We’ve just welcomed two new members of staff to the team,...

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Industry Insider – John Abbate

We recently spoke to John Abbate, retail design and visual merchandising expert. John is a member of our High Street Advisory Board and is a champion for independent businesses. We are proud to announce that John will be one of our judges for our Britain's Best Shop...

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Industry Insider – Gail Laser

Our Industry Insider this week is Gail Laser. Gail has worked tirelessly for years as a volunteer campaigner to help improve the high street. Gail has invested an enormous amount of time and energy and has made a real difference to the community, the visitor...

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Industry Insider – The Cheese Bar

This week we spoke to Mathew & Tayler, owners of The Cheese Bar, London. Known for their championing of British produce and promoting their brand through immersive events, we had to learn more from these innovative cheese connoisseurs. Can you tell us about the...

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Industry Insider – Philip Sandzer

This weeks industry insider is Philip Sandzer, Director of Retail & Leisure Agency at DeVono Cresa. We asked him his views on the current and future relationship between retail property and the high street. With over 40 years experience in the retail property...

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