• Retail and the High Street

To have a joined-up approach to the current retail offering within the county. To identify current challenges facing high street businesses and work together to encourage diversification and support.

  • Bring together the best retail knowledge and operational experience in the county and share great retail practice.
  • Promote career opportunities and training development within retail.
  • Support the work of the High Streets Task Force to identify stakeholder and local leader support systems.
  • Champion independent retailers in Gloucestershire's rural village high streets, town and city centres and to encourage 'shop local' initiatives.



Chair: Nigel Jobson - Maybe*
GFirst LEP Board Member: Diane Savory – GFirst LEP Chair
Dorian Wragg – Bruton Knowles
Kevan Blackadder – Cheltenham Business Improvement District
Yesim Nicholson - Cirencester Growth Hub
James Brain - Cotswold District Council
Jason Robinson – Eastgate Shopping Centre
Sam Holliday - Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Dionne Moore - Five Valleys Shopping Centre
Richard Morgan/Wendy Jackson – Forest of Dean Publica Group
Adam Wassell – Gloucester City Council
Richard Wakeford - Gloucestershire Market Town Forum (GMTF)
Martin Bundy - John Lewis Partnership
Polly Barnfield – Maybe*
Owen Acland - Peel Centre, Gloucester Quays
Penny Manuel - SOHO Coffee
Katie Power – Tewkesbury Growth Hub
Bruce Gregory - Workshop Group
Martin Tucker - Wotton under Edge Chamber (President)

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