LEP Sector Group - Retail
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Retail Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of businesses with 83,000 employees locally.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some Key facts about the West of England's retail sector group:
•Major retail locations include Bristol Shopping Quarter (Broadmead, Cabot Circus & the Galleries), Bath City Centre including Milsom Street and Southgate Centre, Cribbs Causeway, Weston-super-Mare
•70% of our high street and local centres are independent, playing a key role in our distinctiveness
•Gloucester Road in Bristol is Europe’s longest street of independent shops
Retails sector group chairperson: William Juckes