car parks future town city centre

The future of parking

Connected drivers, vehicles and car parks The parking market has historically seen little new technology since the introduction of the pay and display machine in the 1930’s. Now, nearly a century later, the future of parking is finally changing, facilitated by the internet and the adoption of smart technology by both motorists and car manufacturers. Cars, their…

planning for people town centres

Planning for People

Whether you are a Business Improvement District, town team or business group, its important to achieve long-term influence and coordinated delivery by getting involved in planning.  Here we share our philosophy that, not surprisingly, is to put people and place at the centre of the process.  Our specialism is in understanding the role of town centres and…

Business Rates Budget Revaluation Town Centres

Business Rates winners & losers

Why are so many commentators currently getting hot and bothered about Business Rates?  With bills now landing on doorsteps showing some massive changes and the Budget providing a chance to smooth ruffled feathers, here’s a beginner’s guide to Business Rates and the winners and losers from current changes.   Preparing this blog has revealed to me…