• 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. To take an active role in the promotion and development of the UK National Digital Retail Innovation Centre (UK:DRIC) – the national centre for testing and developing disruptive technologies, and to help retailers develop solutions to help shape the future of retail.

  • Work with UK:DRIC and Marketing Gloucester to help develop innovative digital solutions to the challenges faced by the high street that can be replicated and scaled up across the UK. (Please click on the link to see more on the UK:DRIC https://www.ukdric.org/)
  • 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.



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
Katie Power – Tewkesbury Growth Hub
Bruce Gregory - Workshop Group
Martin Tucker - Wotton under Edge Chamber (President)

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