The placemaking industry have really come together to share ideas and insights to help make the right decisions with peoples safety and wellbeing as a collective priority. It’s this kindness and support that is a key feature of the Revo community over the next few months. Many positives will come from this, and working together, being kind and supportive, will hold us all tight. Revo will be there for you throughout and we will regularly update this page to reflect the latest guidance, information and positives as we navigate the disruption and disturbance we are going through together.
Connecting the industry whilst we stay apart
Security and guidance
Coordinate and Campaign
Mobilising the power of collective thought & lobbying
We will be calling upon and co-ordinating the industry to collectively take action by supporting each other, the communities of which they are part and those that will need our help. Watch out for our campaigns and advocacy work.
Liaising with government:
On your behalf, we have been lobbying government for further support for our industry.
Read more on the business rates holidays and the wider package of business support.
We called for more action post the Budget Statement (11 March 2020).
Read the full letter to the Chancellor here(19 March 2020).
Ailish Christian-West, Revo's president, calls for the government to support retail property owners to stop the “long-term decay of high streets”. Click here. (23 March 2020).
Talks are under way with the Government about what support can be made available to landlords amid fears that some may not qualify for existing schemes. Click here. (25 March 2020).
Revo CEO Vivienne King joins conference call with PM and Business Secretary to discuss government plans for returning to work safely. Click here. (11 May 2020).
We will be sharing guidance and help for those working from home and how to help vulnerable people.
Click here for the latest resources from RetailTrust on supporting individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a guide to RetailTrust's services, click here for more information.
We are also in regular dialogue with the Cabinet Office on specific measures aimed to support people with hidden and visible disabilities, working with a number of partners including those in the charity sector.
Recognising the many positives from our community
We have launched a High Street Heroes campaign, and we’ll be profiling the people, groups and businesses making a real difference locally. Positives will come from this strange time and we want to share as many stories as possible.
At Revo, we’d love to celebrate and promote your high street heroes, taking pride in the fact that our retail property and placemaking community is coming together and making a real difference to people’s lives. Especially those who are less able and fortunate to rise to the challenge of the Coronavirus.
All we need from you is an image, a couple of lines (up to 50 words) about any super hero work your colleagues are doing outside of their normal job and your logo. Send us your stories, email Will.
Click here to see our all high street heroes!