Tamebay article – The High Street is Dead  MORE

‘The High Street is Dead, Long Live the High Street’   Watch the debate

The Times – High Streets revival has been total failure  More

The Future of Retail – BBC 5 live More

Bill Grimsey speaks at St. Michael’s Church, Macclesfield More

The New Statesman – How relieving a millions small businesses would help the high street.  More

The Independent – Retail Veteran says plans to save High Streets are failing More

Independent – Government  U turn on business rates appeals More

Minister abandon plans to tighten business rate appeals More

BBC – English Councils propose ‘Tesco Tax’  More

Borehamwood Times – Butchers boy receives Honorary Degree  More

Bristol Post – Bill Grimsey receives Honorary Degree – More

Bristol Post – Shoppers Champion receives honorary degree More

Bristol Post -‘ Water slide leads the way!’  More

Retail Champion Bill Grimsey visits Bristol High Street with Darren P Jones as part of the LabourBIS Review  More

Chesterfield Town Centre – the future needs to start now!  More

Business Rates – the North South divide – Read more

The Independent – Poundland Nation Read more

National Federation of Retail Newsagents article Read more

Multifunctional towns for the 21st Century – interview on AMT (Action for Market Towns) Listen here

The great high-street swindle: betting shops, bookies and burgers – Guardian Newspaper November 13th Read more

Local Government Executive – Hard talk for the high street. Read more

Independent Newspaper – Small shops to pay while supermarkets save £1bn.  Read more

Bill Grimsey seeks support for the business rates petition Read more

Brandon Lewis appointed minister for the High Street Read more

Local Government Executive. Hard Talk for the High Street. Read more

This is Scunthorpe. Is the town centre extinct?  Read more

ASC Finance website ‘Why we need a plan for the British high street’ Read more

Business Reporter – Retail/High Street Feature pages 8 and 9 Read more

How the government is killing the high street. Yahoo

Channel 5 – ‘Car parking reforms are a smoke screen’  Watch programme

Financial Times  September 26th “Shops hit with excessive business rates”  Read More

Nottingham Post – Drag weary old shopping centres into 21st Century  Read more

The Guardian “Ed Milliband pledges help over business rates”  Read More

The Grocer – Labour plan to cut business rates welcomed Read more

The Morning Advertiser – Labour would cut business rates.  Read more

Property Week – Milliband promises to freeze business rates. Read more

Retail Week – Milliband plans business rate freeze. Read more

Daily Telegraph – Coffee shops and charity shops replacing traditional stores.  Read more

Mail on Sunday store – High Street business rates are sky high Read more

Guardian Newspaper Sept 11th Read more

Guardian Newspaper September 8th Read more

Daily Mail September 7th Read more

Manchester Evening News September 6th Read more

Estates Gazette – The Grimsey Review Read More

Channel 5 News Watch video

We need a High Streets Minister View YouTube

Article in The Guardian 4th September Read more

This is Money – 20,000 High Street shops on the brink Read more

The Daily Mirror – 20,000 shops to shut. Read more

Independent Editorial – Time to rethink the High Street Read More

Independent Newspaper – Special Report on the High Street Read More

Independent Newspaper    Bill Grimsey and Mary Portas in High Street Battle  mary-portas-and-bill-grimsey-in-high-street-battle-8793781.html

Article in Estates Gazette  July6th 2013  EGA_060713_058-059

Article in Estates Gazette August 3rd 2013 EGA_030813_028-029

Bill Shakes up Braintree and Witham  Read more

Channel 5 News 19th August Watch video

Daily Telegraph August 6th “Lack of strategy means the future of the High Street is descending into farce”  Read more

Daily Telegraph “Shops could become home, said minister” Read more

Independent Today August 5th 2013 “Plans for High Street flawed”  Read more

Retail Guru shines spotlight on town – Totnes Times article

ERT Online – Interview with Bill Grimsey – Watch video

Daily Telegraph Saturday 20th July  Read more

Interview with Bill Grimsey on ERT online July 15th “How will your high street review differ from the Portas Report?”  Read more

Scottish Sun Newspaper 9th July Read more

Huffington Post  ‘If town centres are going to have a future they can’t rely on retail’  Read more

The Grocer – July 1st. “Where are they now?”  Read more

Drapers Today – June 28th What’s in a name? How does Grimsey differ from Portas?  Read more

Drapers Today – Fashion retail creditors lose out nearly £900m Read more

Daily Telegraph – High Street failure creditors owed £2bn – Read more     BBC Online

BBC Radio 4 “You and Yours” 18th June – play from 41 minutes in. CLICK HERE

Review into high streets attacks Portas plan for ‘false hope’ Read more

We are all to blame for the decline of our high streets – Ham & High – David Grimsey book review – 30.1.13

Daily Telegraph June 19th  ‘It’s the end of the road for the High Street’ Click here

Estates Gazette article “High Street stuffed by frivolous fluff” EGA_080613_052-53

Estates Gazette article  Click here

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours “The future of our High Streets” featuring Bill Grimsey  Click Here

Rochdale Observer Article “£100m town centre plan ‘not needed’ says Bill Grimsey  Rochdale Observer article

Bill Grimsey and Radio 4 come to Bedford. Read the full  story in Bedford Today –  Click Here

Listen to Bill on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio Click here

Bill Grimey talks about the future for Macclesfield View video

Bill Grimsey features in Jackie Sadek’s blog in Estates Gazette Click here

Interview on BBC Radio Sheffield Monday February 25th  Click here to listen

BBC World interview – February 2013  BBC Global food interview with Bill Grimsey

BBC Newsnight Interview February 14th  Click here to view

BBC Radio 4 Interview – Thursday 24th January “You and Yours” interviews Bill Grimsey on The Macclesfield Development.  Click here to listen to the programme

Listen to Bill Grimsey’s interview on Wake Up Macclesfield – Click here to listen

Bill Grimsey Sold Out“Sold Out will make uncomfortable reading, but if you are at all serious about making your High Street a better place, the solution starts here.”

“Bill Grimsey offers a practical and realistic vision for the future of the High Street, which can cater for the needs we really have today.”

“If retailing needs a “Big Bang” moment, then this is a hand grenade of a book”  – Joe Cushnan

If you are at all serious about making your High Street a better place, the solution starts here.

In recent years, campaigns have been galvanised to ‘save the High Street’. It seems everyone has a view about how we can revamp our down-at-heel towns and cities. But are they all missing the point?

Veteran retailer Bill Grimsey argues that it is already too late. The High Street as we have grown to know it, is good as dead already. So what happens next?