“Iain has consistently demonstrated his enthusiasm for and understanding of town centres and what is needed to keep them alive or to revive them. If you have a town centre in need of some support then this is the man to ask.” Town Business Leader
“Some towns are in decline, definitely. People like @prbi_Iain are doing a wonderful job at trying to save them!!” From Twitter
He is currently working in four towns:
…since March 2013, with #townteam colleagues Mim Norvell and Neil Wild, on the GBHighSt Award-winning Wantage town centre vitality project, which sees him focus on the challenge of bringing empty shops back to use;
…on the 2016 GBHighSt Awards finalist town centre vitality project in Banbury (with Neil, started April 14, renewed for 15-16, 16-17 & 17-18);
…on a #townteam project for Swindon town centre with local partners (with Neil, started in January 2017);
…and on an Independent Shops Project with local partners in Abingdon (launched August 2017).
For two years, Iain and Neil also ran a pop up shop project in Wallingford (started March 15, renewed for 16-17).
Iain draws on his background as a leading PR & Communications for business specialist in Oxfordshire and his expertise in public relations, business communications strategy, using social media, and skills training. He has strong connections to key press, radio, business journal and online outlets, and a strong track record for winning media coverage for clients in the private and public sectors (see the Oxfordshire Business News Centre page).
“Thank you Iain Nicholson – all this great press down to you!”
Iain is a former BBC radio journalist and co-founded countywide business network OTCN.