The future of physical retail

General Policy

As the national lockdown ends and the UK government promises a substantial return to normality by Easter, the big question for retail is what “normal” even looks like. On a recent event, Global Counsel convened a panel of experts including Emma Bridgewater, founder of her eponymous ceramics firm, Archie Norman, chairman of M&S, Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners, the London Mayor’s trade promotion and investment agency. The discussion was chaired by GC Managing Director Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, with content presented by UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead, Alex Dawson.

The below video contains highlights from the event, covering the retail landscape after covid-19, the outlook for city centres and the impact of the collapse of large retail businesses.


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