Cathy Parker is Professor of Retail and Marketing Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University and Co-Chair of the Institute of Place Management, the professional institute for all those involved in making better places. Cathy is regarded as an international expert and leader in place management and is one of the co-authors of the recent UK Government-commissioned report ‘High Street 2030: Achieving Change’. She is frequently asked to commentate on place and retail related topics and has recently appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Sunday Politics (NW), BBC Radio 5 live and ITV Tonight.

Simon Quin is a recognised international authority on urban place management. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the field, working as a consultant, researcher, place manager, advocate and industry leader. Simon is co-founder and co-chair of the Institute of Place Management.