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The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Monday 10 September 2018

Professor Cathy Parker, Professor of Marketing and Retail Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chair, Institute of Place Management, William Grimsey, Chairman, The Grimsey Review and The Grimsey Review 2, and Dr Andres Coca-Stefaniak, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism, University of Greenwich


Tuesday 9 October 2018

Tom Ironside, Director of Business and Regulation, British Retail Consortium, Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores, and Andrew Goodacre, Chief Executive, Bira


Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association, Tony Sophoclides, Strategic Affairs Director, UK Hospitality, and Joe Harrison, Chief Executive, NMTF


Monday 22 October 2018

Edward Cooke, Chief Executive, REVO, Mark Williams, Director, Hark Group, Roddy Bushell, Estate Director, Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, and Dominic Williams, Director, Hewdon Consulting


Harry Burchill, Planning Policy Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute, Craig Rowbottom, Development and Planning Manager North West, Birmingham City Council, and Dr Julian Dobson, Director, Urban Pollinators


Monday 12 November 2018

Peter Geraghty, Chair of the Planning, Housing and Regeneration Board, ADEPT, Richard Roe, Corporate Director of Place, Trafford Council, and Liz Philpot, Growth Programmes and Policy Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive, Association of Town and City Management, Christina Rowe, Director of Operations, Bedford BID, and Jonathan Newman, Town Centre Manager, Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership


Monday 3 December 2018

Mike Ashley, Chief Executive, Sports Direct Group


Tony Ginty, Head of Public Affairs, Marks and Spencer, Richard Collyer, Chief Financial Officer, New Look and Martin Foster, Managing Director, Lakeland Leathers Limited


Maria Horn, Chief Operating Officer, Nando’s and Simon Emeny, Chief Executive, Fuller’s


Monday 17 December 2018

Lesley Smith, Director Public Policy, UK & Ireland, Amazon UK, Andy Mulcahy, Strategy and Insight Director, IMRG, Julie Howkins, eCommerce Development Manager, Hive.co.uk, and Clayton Hirst, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, John Lewis Partnership


Katharine Wynne, Director of Investor Relations, Debenhams, Kevin Frost, UK Property Director, Cineworld, and Tim Richards, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vue International


Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Mike Williams, Director of Business and International Tax, HM Treasury


Tuesday 8 January 2019

Sir John Timpson, Chair, Expert Advisory Panel on High Streets


Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


Published: 21 February 2019