A City Shared…

The term ‘sharing city’ is being adopted by a growing number of location across the world.  However, understanding what this means and looks like can be difficult. The phrase seems mean different things to different people and it as if there is an overlap between what makes a ‘sharing city’, a ‘smart city’ or a Read more about A City Shared…[…]

Market Towns: Harnessing the Power of the Collective

Smaller towns and High Streets can harness the Power of the Collective by working together; and we do need to work together.  The years since the Millennium have been described as a period of “creative destruction” as old ways of doing this change radically and at a pace never seen before.  When I was CEO Read more about Market Towns: Harnessing the Power of the Collective[…]

Measuring the Impact of Events

If you are going to raise money for events, whether its funding, sponsorship or using the BID levy, there is an imperative to provide feedback and think about what “success” looks like – for you and the funder. And even if don’t need to show value for the money (lucky you!) measure it anyway or Read more about Measuring the Impact of Events[…]

Extended Sunday trading due in the Autumn

The government has announced that it intends to allow local authorities to permit extended Sunday opening hours “to help combat online retailers” in the autumn. I’m so pleased they paid attention to my blog calling for this last year! In December internet retailers accounted for 13.8% of all retail spending, so it is a growing Read more about Extended Sunday trading due in the Autumn[…]