Elizabeth Alker is joined by retail industry experts to explore the changing landscape of UK high streets.
In this episode, we hear from Central England Co-operative’s Chief Executive Debbie Robinson and the IGD’s Head of Shopper Insight Rhian Thomas – who talk passionately about how the high street is still relevant.
We also hear how Headingley Development Trust has inspired community ownership as a way of taking control of the local high street, creating jobs and securing its future.
Special thanks to
- Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-operative – www.centralengland.coop
- Rhian Thomas, IGD – www.igd.com
- The team at Headingley Development Trust – www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk – and The Headingley Greengrocer – theheadingleygreengrocer.co.uk
More Than a Shop is a collaboration between Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co-operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust. The series is produced by Geoff Bird on behalf of Sparklab Productions.
Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.