Our aim is to represent our industry at all levels of government to ensure a cogent, streamlined and beneficent regulatory environment in which community, people and businesses thrive. This includes advocating for changes to the business rates system, streamlined planning policy and we work closely with the government on rejuvenating the British High Street.
Technological innovation and the proliferation of data offers many challenges and opportunities for our sector. We seek to recognise and understand the direction and impact of this technological revolution. We provide an organisational space where our community are able to explore and understand the latest technology and the potential footprint it could leave for all of us.
We are investigating the impact of green retail places both in terms of their operation and how people experience them, to discover whether experiences that are greener and positive for people’s health and wellbeing lead to better corporate operational and financial performance
and more resilient, stronger communities.