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Future High Street Conferences
22 March & 20 Sept 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU
0844 4145153
01727 238584

Sponsor the Future High Street Summit

Interested in showcasing your product or sharing your expertise at the Future High Street Summit? Speak to our sponsors team by calling 0844 4145153 or contact us by completing the enquiry form.

Sponsors and Supporters

VmUnleashed
BRC
Rewarding Visits
Blachere
Colliers
City Dressing
pfbb UK
#WDYT
Real Towns
Teenage market

Sponsors & Supporters of the Future High Street Summit Conferences

Our sponsors and supporters are carefully selected for the relevance of their expertise and for their innovation for the future high street. We want our attendees to hear fantastic speakers, to see demonstrations of excellent solutions, and to make connections with businesses that are as passionate about the future high street as they are.

We are currently inviting sponsors for our 2017 events, with those already confirmed listed below.

Sponsor: Blachere Illuminations - Festive, Amenity and Specialist Lighting Solutions

If you are looking to transform your town centre's festive lighting scheme, let Blachere Illumination deliver the perfect scheme to meet your budget.

As the world's leading manufacturer and supplier, we can help you to avoid the middleman with an unbeatable service from design through to installation and storage... and with our option to hire your festive lighting, you can enjoy the best lighting without the upfront costs.

To find out more, call us now on 01337 832910, or download our guide to 'Choosing your Festive Lighting Supplier'
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Sponsor: Rewarding Visits

If you're unsure how to bring the "Digital High Street" to your town in a practical or affordable way, then we invite you to visit the Touchpoint at the Future High Street Expo.

Use a Touchpoint to promote your town to visitors and display promotional offers from retailers, for users to print as vouchers. You'll gain insight and a digital contact database.

Touchpoints are branded to suit and come compete with your own card, app and mobile website, or can integrate with an existing card or app.
Ideal for BIDs and Councils, digital rental packages start at £39 per week.

Visit Rewarding Visits
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Supporter: Colliers

With business rates experts present across our national offices, we can manage large portfolios on a local level rather than from one centralised office.

This local presence means that we have stronger working relationships with local VOA Surveyors and billing authorities, along with local knowledge of markets. This enables us to maximise savings and identify opportunities such as Material Changes of Circumstance Appeals at an early stage.

Our rating and audit specialists are from both the market, billing authorities and the VOA. They have experience across all aspects of retail including: high street shopping centres, 'out of town' larger stores, supermarkets and more niche retail outlets.

Find out more about Colliers Business Rates
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Sponsor: VM-Unleashed

Venue Mapping: strategic and commercial retail planning

Appraisal of the immediate retail opportunities, market size, demographics, local and regional competition, the quality, quantity and relevance of current retail.
Blueprint for how many shops, what they sell, their clustering to create powerful retail propositions
Strategic matrix for price, value, lifestyle positioning and "taste"
Integrated communications & logistics

Vendor Management: practical improvement of retail professionalism

By retailer and the whole retail community - improved buying & merchandising, inventory management, space planning, store refreshment, visual merchandising, branding, social marketing, promotions & events, retail operations & store disciplines.
Driving traffic & maximizing conversion.

Find out more about VM-Unleashed
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Supporter: BRC

Retail in an exciting, diverse and dynamic industry undergoing transformational change. The BRC is at the forefront - enhancing, assisting, informing, and shaping. Our broad range of stakeholders demonstrates how retailing touches almost every aspect of our culture.

The BRC leads the industry and works with our members to tell the story of retail, shape debates and influence issues and opportunities which will help make that positive difference. We care about the careers of people who work in our industry, the communities retail touches and competitiveness as a fundamental principle of the industry's success - our 3 Cs.

See how BRC are making a difference
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Sponsor: City Dressing

If you are looking to transform your place then we are the first company to offer a range of solutions over a 12 month cycle.

With our City Dressing and theming departments we now have a tool box that includes lighting, projections, graphics, event branding, digital, animation and animatronics.

As the world's leading manufacturer and supplier, we can help you to avoid the middleman with an unbeatable service from design through to installation and storage... and with our option to hire your festive lighting, you can enjoy the best lighting without the upfront costs.

Find out more about City Dressing
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Supporter: pfbb UK

pfbb uk (Partnerships for Better Business Ltd) is one of the most respected UK companies specialising in the development and delivery of Business Improvement Districts in town and city centres and industrial estates.

We support local authorities and businesses in generating significant returns on investment by developing and implementing effective BID's in their area.

We have a range of in-house specialists to support BIDs to deliver key projects including marketing, loyalty schemes, business crime initiatives, ranger and host management, events and social media.

We can provide hands-on project management to support initiatives driven by a BID's management structure and coordinate activity with partner organisations and work closely with BID partner organisations to optimise the cost effective delivery of the business plan.

Find out more about pfbb UK
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Sponsor: #WDYT

#WDYT (What do you think) is a Government backed, business led campaign that is accelerating the evolution of our towns and cities. It helps towns, retailers and local businesses connect with consumers through digital channels.
Research by Loughborough University in our initial pilot towns reveals that up to 74% of high street retailers nationally do not have an active social media presence, 55% have no e-commerce facility and 40% do not have a website. This data is in stark contrast to consumers, where every piece of research points to the accelerating importance of digital visibility. Places and retailers that are not part of an online conversation are now trading on a back street, not the high street.

The #WDYT campaign is live in 7 towns and is gearing up for a national roll out. We are identifying towns, retailers and associations that will be part of the next phase of accelerating the Digital High Street program across the UK

Find out more about the #WDYT campaign
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Sponsor: Real Towns

Real Towns combines the latest digital marketing with a packed schedule of meetings and events to create the ultimate in digital place making solutions.
Designed to boost trade, increase visitors and encourage true resident engagement in your town, Real Towns promotes trade, tourism and community ventures through a comprehensive online platform.

We have the experience, vision, expertise and access to a vast range of professional services necessary to help you build a thriving community based on strong business foundations, effective collaboration and digital excellence.
We do it all: Social media marketing, web design and development, content creation and management, virtual reality technology, mobile apps, merchandising, business membership schemes, voucher systems, and award submissions, including project and campaign management.

Working with our partner Revive and Thrive, Real Towns offers a nationally recognised survey and accreditation process for cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods to determine how ready they are to embrace digital innovation.

What can this achieve for your town centre?
Expanded reach, boosted footfall, maximised marketing clout, closer collaboration, higher profile for local heritage and attractions, reinvigorated events and sound financial outcomes.

And that's just the start.

Find out more about the work of Real Towns
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