On the 12th June, IPM along with 12 other partner organisations, successfully launched the High Streets Task Force (HSTF). The Task Force launched a range of cutting-edge tools, training, information and advice for high streets across England as part of the Government’s efforts to reopen safely from 15 June and support their recovery.
The IPM team has been heavily involved in preparing the resources and support for HSTF, most recently the team were central in delivering the six-part ‘Routemap to Transformation’ series, which was a continuation on IPM’s recovery framework. The series focussed on the step from recovery to transformation, introducing a new framework derived from IPM 4R’s (Restructuring, Repositioning, Rebranding and Reinventing) to deliver change. The series bought together leading experts such as IPM’s newest Senior Fellow, Bill Grimsey, HSTF Chair Mark Robinson, Diane Savory (GFirst LEP), Rachel Fisher (Deputy Director of MHCLG), and Ian Harvey (CEO Civic Voice) as well as many IPM place experts and partners, such as Neil McInroy (Centre for Local Economic Strategies), Polly Barnfield (Maybe*), James Child (Estates Gazette), Helen Mole (Worcester Council), Lisa Carlson (Canterbury BID), Nicola Grant (Positively Putney), Matt Colledge (IntoPlaces), Hayley Owen (Shropshire Council), Alan Anthony (Threesixy Architecture), Lydia Rusling (East Lindsey Council).
The series of webinars started 19th June and concluded last week with Professor Cathy Parker, Simon Quin and Matthew Davis discussing how to adapt and create a recovery framework as well as highlighting relevant resources offered by HSTF, you missed the series you can catch up here. Furthermore, there is a whole host of useful resources on the HSTF website, click here to view the resource library. All the resources on the HSTF website are available free of charge and should prove useful to all IPM members, not only those in England.