PODCAST: Come back to city centre shopping

The editor of HULL IS THIS has been out and about chatting to people, exploring what can be done to reinvigorate retail in the city centre.

In this half-hour podcast we hear from shopkeepers – all confidently trying out new ventures, we dip into recent history for ideas, we tackle tax and the business rates conundrum, and we hear one of our local MPs talking very passionately about foliage.

There are solutions.

Produced and presented by Jerome Whittingham, with contributions from:

01:15 – Rich Sharp Wilson at Bean and Nothingness on Whitefriargate.

03:50 – Julie Ellam at J.E.Books in Hepworth’s Arcade in the Old Town.

05:40 – Mark Carter at Hullaballoon, new shop on Spring Street.

06:55 – Esther Johnson, lead artist for the Ships in the Sky project, Untold Hull project in partnership with Hull Library Services.

16:35 – Emma Hardy MP, for Hull West and Hessle.

17:05 – Adrian Smith, of Adrian Smith Rating, business rates advisor.

24:15 – Emma Hardy MP, for Hull West and Hessle.

“Come back to city centre shopping.”

Download an automated transcription of this podcast here:

PDF: Come Back To Retail

[Jerome Whittingham – editor]

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