We were very pleased to sponsor the Swansea Bay Business Clubs March roundtable event in March, which saw a lively panel debate upon Retail: The Changing Face of the High Street.
The panel included Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, Swansea Bay Business Club president Alan Brayley, and representatives from Castel Howell, Corgi Socks, Something Different Wholesale and Jackie James, talking about the pressing issues they have been dealing with over the past 12 months
Russell Greenslade said: “I was happy to represent Swansea BID area businesses at this Swansea Bay Business Club event on the changing face of the high street. It is great to see a sharp focusing falling upon retail, which has been very much top of mind for the public and for The Government and local authorities during this past year, too. Of course, all the businesses on the panel have experienced great challenges as far as supply chains, forward ordering and business planning is concerned during the pandemic, but the overriding story to emerge from this mix of firms on the panel is how resilient and agile they have been, the great support and goodwill they have received from customers, and the sense that everyone across the business community has been pulling together too.
“I know, thanks to the contact I have with BIDs and with town and city centre managers across Europe and the wider world that despite this very tough landscape, we are really leading the way in best practice here in Swansea when it comes to dealing with the pandemic and mitigating its effects upon our economy. Our response has been fluid, savvy and forward-thinking and this attitude and way of working will carry us into a more stable future. Like all Swansea city centre businesses, Swansea BID has reconfigured what it delivers and how it delivers for its businesses, but our commitment to the ongoing success of our members and our city centre is stronger than ever.”Tags: Corgi Socks, Covid, high street, Jackie James, retail, Something Different Wholesale, Swansea Bay Business Club, Swansea City Centre