The Institute is delighted to be participating in a one day event in Whitchurch, Shropshire, England being organised by Revive & Thrive.

"Considering a town's vitality and making sure it is sustainable" is a free of charge event for residents and retailers in Whitchurch and for members of Revive & Thrive.

We will be talking about how to promote town centre vitality and viability using the experience of the High Street 2020 and Bringing Big Data to Small Users research. We will be applying what we know from this to Whitchurch and seeking views from residents, businesses and the public sector in the town.

Other sessions include a panel discussion on models of place management for smaller towns led by Matthew Powell from Revive & Thrive, a look at why Whitchurch is unique led by Zoe Dean of the Town Council, and Nicola Gleave will look at the benefits of pop-up retailing.

The programme includes a session by Jeremy Rucker, who is currently studying Place Management and Leadership with the Institute on when place marketing goes wrong.

The day is open to anyone but you must book ahead.

Main photo: Whitchurch courtesy Revive & Thrive. Side photos are Congleton and Holmfirth, both partner towns in the HSUK 2020 and BDSU research