Bill Grimsey interview: high streets for the 21st century

Bill Grimsey is the author of a recent independent review into the future of the high street, which I commented on here. He addressed the Towns Alive ’13 2-day event in Cheshire East last week, and after his plenary joined me for a short interview which was broadcast on my Business Live radio programme.

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Covering many aspects of his review recommendations, Grimsey discussed:

  • Multifunctional towns with high streets that encompass more than retail: entertainment for all age groups, leisure and culture;
  • Using technology and enhanced “user experiences” to generate footfall;
  • Town commissions and business plans;
  • Community development banking;
  • Business rate reform.


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