// Save The High Street launches Covid-19 Recovery & Resilience campaign
// Features free, personalised support for indie high street retailers to assist post-lockdown recovery
Save The High Street has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers up and down the country as non-essential shops prepare to exit lockdown on June 15.
The industry body said the phased lifting of lockdown restrictions mean the next few months may “prove to be the most important in the history of the high street”.
The Covid-19 Recovery & Resilience campaign features free, personalised support available for any UK-based independent high street business owner to help accelerate their recovery and build resilience after lockdown ends.
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This includes a report with scores that show strengths, weaknesses, gaps and opportunities across their business as well as more detailed guides about six top recommendations, an optional consultant call, and invites to a series of exclusive educational webinars.
Individual health-check scores will be anonymised and aggregated across businesses to measure the health of each high street, sector, town, county and more, as well as for the UK high street economy as a whole.
Save The High Street added that market insights and reports will be available for free for every local business that contributes to the research, as well as for all partners and supporters of the organisation.
Save The High Street stressed that it was explicitly committed to not sharing anyone’s personal or business data with other organisations.
“The clock is ticking for high street businesses to get ready to reopen both safely and successfully,” Save The High Street founding partner Alex Schlagman said.
“The more businesses that get it right this summer, the stronger our high street recovery will be through 2020 and for the long term.
“The future of the high street depends on how we all act now.”
Hundreds of independent high street businesses have already joined Save The High Street’s new campaign, which also has the support of local authorities, trade associations, BIDs, community groups, chambers of commerce, local business associations and others.
To access the free support, visit SaveTheHighStreet.org.