Insight with Passion’s Huddersfield Town Centre Rejuvenation event went spectacularly yesterday evening, and we would like to thank everyone that attended and added value to what promises to be a significant step towards transforming Huddersfield’s high street.
With 1 in 7 town centre shops standing closed, and IWP founding partner Kate Hardcastle originating from Huddersfield, we decided to unite retailers, residents and organisations alike to make a change now that would secure the high street for the future.
News of our event reached Look North (BBC’s Yorkshire & Humber news programme) who were inspired to broadcast a live interview with Kate that left the room full of attendees silent! Kate also gave a passionate interview with Radio Leeds’ Andrew Edwards earlier in the day, showing that events like this are a must to ensure Great British high streets survive.
Following the live interview Kate and Richard presented their internationally acclaimed Retail Theatre presentation which offered clear and refreshing advice on how to take simple steps in-store that are proven to lead to increased footfall and profitability.
Comments from the attendees included:
“Thanks for all of the info. I’ve got plenty to go on and… feel that the presentation was very good.”
“Great to find someone so passionate about our high streets, especially Huddersfield, really hope it will improve.”
“The only feedback I can give is that it was great to hear what you had to say!!”
“This evening was professionally executed, I am a retail co-ordinator for the RSPCA and have… taken away lots of ideas and enthusiasm about the retail sector.”
With such success at our flagship event, IWP have taken the decision to roll the programme out to town centres across the north, including Bradford which will be the next host for our Town Centre Rejuvenation project.
It is IWP’s mission to transform the fortunes of town centres across the UK – and we will do it one town at a time!