By Iain Landles, Director, Faculty of Creative Arts
As ecommerce and online shopping have taken off this has created a decline in the selection of shops open to consumers on the high street. In fact over the past few years some very well-known brands have disappeared from the high street altogether and instead been replaced by charity shops and pound stores, or simply remain unattractively empty.
This poses a challenge for town centres and high street retailers, and in particular many of the independent shop owners who pride themselves on offering unique goods that are not always available online. So, what can be done to revive the UK’s high streets?