Against all odds: Bill Grimsey on how independent retail can be saved

Jul 22, 2021

GDR CEO Kate Ancketill talks to British retail veteran Bill Grimsey about his latest report on the future of the high street: Against All Odds.

Bill reveals how independent retailers, hospitality and service businesses have adapted to survive the pandemic, but also spells out the perilous position many of these companies are now in because of the debt they’ve taken on.

In his discussion with Kate, Bill explains what he thinks the British government should do to help ease this burden and he calls on the public to show how much community and society means to them by backing their local retailers.

Listen to Kate’s chat with Bill above, or by clicking here.

Find out more information about Against All Odds, by visiting Bill’s website,

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