Sponsors & Supporters of the Future High Street Summit Conferences

Our sponsors and supporters are carefully selected for the relevance of their expertise and for their innovation for the future high street. We want our attendees to hear fantastic speakers, to see demonstrations of excellent solutions, and to make connections with businesses that are as passionate about the future high street as they are.

We are currently inviting sponsors for our 2019 events, with those already confirmed listed below.

Supporter: ATCM

The Association of Town and City Management, is the membership body for all those who manage towns and city centres whether public sector, private sector or anything in between. It’s vast network brings together professionals from across the UK and Ireland focussing on all aspects of urban management from including retail, housing, safety and security and evening and night time economy.

Find out more about the ATCM

Sponsor: ShopAppy.com

ShopAppy.com is a digital platform that brings shops, markets and services for any city or town together in one shop window meaning customers can browse local businesses, book services or buy products with easy click and collect after closing time from a single collection point in each town.

ShopAppy combines the beauty of local businesses with the convenience of a giant, helping to level the playing field for local businesses and helping to divert online spending to local spending.

Find out more about ShopAppy.com

Sponsor: LoyalFree

LoyalFree is a multi award winning loyalty app which helps Business Improvement Districts to increase footfall, gather accurate data and satisfy the businesses in their town.

We currently work with 13 UK BIDs delivering a digital loyalty and tourism app towns and cities. Contact us on hello@loyalfree.co.uk to find out more and see how we can help you.

Lisa Brown, Loughborough BID Manager says “We have seen a dramatic increase of 14.15% in footfall at our farmers market thanks to LoyalFree…The businesses and customers both love it…it has been more successful than we ever imagined!”

Find out more about LoyalFree

Supporter: IPM

Formed in 2006, the Institute of Place Management (IPM) is the international professional membership body and learned society that supports people who serve places, including place managers, policy makers, researchers and students.

IPM professionals work at various scales, from neighbourhoods and Business Improvement Districts, to cities and regions. IPM is based at Manchester Metropolitan University, a partnership that allows ready access to world-leading academic expertise and research.

The IPM publishes an official journal – the Journal of Place Management and Development, which is taken by over 2,000 institutions, internationally.

Find out more about IPM

Supporter: The Insights People

The Insights People offer a range of marketing research and insights services which include:

  • Kids Insights is where we survey more than 400 children every week, which equates to more than 20,000 a year in the UK
  • We provide all this data to our clients in real time via our award-winning portal and every 12 weeks we produce four insight led market intelligence reports
  • Parents Insights is where we survey more than 200 parents every week, which equates to more than 10,000 a year in the UK
  • In addition, we work with clients on a bespoke basis undertaking specific research projects and providing them with consultancy services

Find out more about The Insights People

Sponsor: Springboard

Springboard is the leading provider of place data and insights, which support successful location, customer and tenant mix strategies. Working across the UK, Europe and North America, our accurate automated counting of footfall and vehicles, demographic monitoring and retail sales collection services accurately measure and analyse both internal and external environments no matter how complex.

Springboard’s services are used by place practitioners, BIDs, developers, investors, property managers, store operators and industry associations to measure, benchmark and improve the performance of bricks and mortar destinations and stores.

Find out more about Springboard

Sponsor: Mobaro

Since 2014, Mobaro has been supporting consumer-facing businesses across Europe by digitizing workflows and core routines. Mobaro strengthens communication between head offices and their remote units, thus enabling operational excellence.

The Mobaro software offers a unified overview of the overall operational performance in e.g. the stores of a retail chain. It allows the user to more easily manage and complete e.g. marketing activities, visual merchandising, concept follow-up, health & safety, facility management and security checks. On top of the software as a service, clients enjoy the benefits of a fully supported plan with best practice consultancy available from Mobaro’s experts.

Find out more about Mobaro

Supporter: SaveTheHighStreet.org

SaveTheHighStreet.org –

The High Street Advisory Board: A grass roots think-tank developing a new industry standard for success on the high street. We collaborate with 100s of independent high street businesses and industry-wide experts each year to study: ‘What works on the high street?’

The Local Champions Programme: A national task-force that partners with local authorities and local community leaders to implement a growth plan for each high street. Our fast-growing network of Local Champions across the UK includes town teams, local community groups, traders associations, BIDs, councillors and others who are making a stand for their high street community succeeding.

The High Street Digital Assistant: Jo (JoinJo.com) is a digital assistant that transforms the economics of providing personalised, ongoing support for independent cafes, boutiques, newsagents, restaurants, salons and other underserved SME businesses across the high street.

Find out more about SaveTheHighStreet.org

Sponsor: ElephantWiFi

ElephantWiFi are specialist Smart City Solution providers delivering digital solutions designed and developed in-house to help Place Managers better understand the health of their place whilst enhancing the visitor experience. Solutions include: –

INTELLI-Sense Place Management Portal
ElephantWiFi (public access WiFi with data collection and email engagement)
GEO-Sense (revolutionary Footfall analytics delivering data never before seen)
Digital Touch Screen Information Kiosks
Future Tech including Air Quality Sensors and Car Parking Data

Find out more about ElephantWifi

Sponsor: Maybe*

The “What do you think” (#WDYT) campaign helps towns and cities evolve faster by using AI to connect with and to better understand the local audience. The campaign is delivered through the Maybe* platform.

We provide all towns and cities with access to:
Social media benchmarking: Unlimited access to a dashboard that compares your digital activity to 1,300 other UK towns and cities.  FREE FOREVER.
Tools to localise and amplify conversations:  Amplify national and independent businesses conversations through your local social channels and see footfall rise.
Know what your audience wants: Every month we ask a set of questions that reveal consumers opinions, it enables you to benchmark your results against other towns and cities. This is the magic sauce of the #WDYT campaign

Find out more about Maybe*