As we come out of Lockdown, and continue to implement recovery plans, Place Management has never been more vital. Place Management grows the economic and social prosperity of places, whether it’s delivered via a Town Centre Partnership, Business Improvement District, Town Team or Community Interest Company.
Aspects of Place Management include:
Place Management models bring a collective of businesses and individuals with a shared purpose together, forming a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of their place, creating a shared vision bespoke to them.
Place Managers are experts at understanding the dynamics of cities, towns and centres. They can audit the current offer and work with stakeholders to develop a bespoke strategy.
Transforming strategy into action plans, Place Managers encourage footfall and growth through a series of quick wins and long-term projects that enhance a place and encourages more frequent, longer visits. These might include:
- The introduction of attractive spaces with parklets, planting, and regular maintenance of the streetscene
- Inviting additional footfall through events such as markets, trails and outdoor entertainment
- Place marketing campaigns including competitions, support local campaigns and sharing business news
- Business support services including signposting, bulk buying, training and advice
Place Managers understand the challenges and opportunities of places, bring together stakeholders, create a shared vision and action plan, delivering projects that result in a better experience for visitors. Ultimately enhancing the economic prosperity of where they work.