EXCLUSIVE: Grimsey criticises speed of high streets bidding process

By Dan Peters | 19 March 2019

Retail expert Bill Grimsey has accused the Government of forcing the pace on bids to its £675m Future High Streets Fund.

Writing for The MJ this week, Mr Grimsey, a former chief executive of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY, said tomorrow’s deadline – barely three months after the call for proposals – left councils without the time to put together quality schemes.

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