Leigh Sparks Deputy Principal and Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling. His blog ‘Stirling Retail’ provides commentary on pertinent issues to do with retailing, both in Scotland and elsewhere.
Professor Sparks’ recent work has been as the Chair of the Review of the Town Centre Action Plan (2020-2021) for the Scottish Government on the invitation of the Cabinet Secretary. I was invited by Cabinet Secretaries to be a member of the Scottish Government’s Social Renewal Advisory Board (2020-2021) and was a member of the Government’s Ministerial Retail Strategy Steering Group (2021-2022). I am also a member of Economic Impact and Price Expert Advisory Group on Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol for Public Health Scotland (2018-2023).
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