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29th July 2021

Leading the Recovery: High Streets and Town Centres

City centres are faced with a new dynamic as remote working becomes a norm in sectors that would traditionally occupy our urban and suburban cores and market towns. The Global Consumer Tracker shows that nearly 30% of consumers across the UK now shop online for food whilst high street institutions are lost or fast contracting and remodelling. Yet, there is opportunity for change and resurgence. Recently, Solace and business partner  Inner Circle Consulting held an engaging virtual session with some of the country’s leading minds on the future of our urban centres, and offer ideas for local authority leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Thank you to our Chair Laura Taylor, CEO of Winchester City CouncilStuart Harris, COO of MilliganAndrew Cooper, CEO of LeedsBID, and Pete Cooper, Technical Director at Inner Circle Consulting for their inspiring and thought-provoking comments.

Please click here to read the report.