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3rd September – Blaenau Gwent
Town Centre Focus Event



Blaenau Gwent high streets face many challenges in the current climate, in this Town Centre Focus meeting we’ll be looking at the retailer’s experience so far and what the main challenges are. We’ll then be taking a look at successful projects and case studies from around the UK and see how we can apply those to Blaenau Gwent and really make a difference.

This event will be an essential networking and strategic knowledge sharing event for Blaenau Gwent for anyone wanting to make a contribution to the future success of the area and for those wanting to network and collaborate with others.

We have a fantastic lineup of speakers who are going to present examples of supporting creative and resilient high streets and share best practice on how to face these challenges.

Please see the working agenda below (subject to addition/change) for an outline of the speakers. More details will be added shortly.


Welcome – Alun Davies AM
The Blaenau Gwent Experience – Steve Roberts, Cwmglo Jewellery and Fashion
The High Street Challenge – Ellie Fry, Head of Regeneration, Blaenau Gwent Council
Town Centre Revitalisation – Revive & Thrive


Creating Real ‘Experience’ in Town Centres – Jeremy Rucker, City Dressing
Developing a Place Brand – Who does it and Who is it for – Matthew Powell, Revive & Thrive

Coffee Break

So What are the Solutions? – Russell Downing, Revive & Thrive

Summary and Close

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WHEN:3rd September 2019 – 10:30 – 15:00 BST
WHERE:Blaenau Gwent – Blaenau Gwent General Offices