Sector Leaders Group

The Sector Leaders Group (SLG) brings together many of the organisations that have members operating on the high street in a range of different sectors to provide insight to the Task Force

The High Streets Task Force Sector Leaders Group has responsibility for providing sectoral insights from high streets across the country, developing new knowledge and insight on what works and why, as well as cascading High Streets Task Force intelligence and insight back through their networks to their members.

Influencing stakeholders

The purpose of the Group is to accelerate the positive transformation of high streets and town centres by influencing the attitudes and behaviours of hundreds of thousands of high street stakeholders, through collaborating with the many organisations, bodies and groups whose members have a sectoral interest in the high street.

Contributors and meetings

The Sector Leaders Group is currently meeting monthly to discuss the co-ordination of responses to COVID-19, the impact on different sectors and required support from government. This is also informing the development of products and services by the Task Force.

The Sector Leaders Group has Co-Chairs from two place leadership organisations: the Chief Executive of the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM), Ojay McDonald,  and the Chair of The BID Foundation (TBF), Bill Addy who is also CEO of Liverpool BID Company.

Current membership of the Sector Leaders Group comprises:

Association of Convenience Stores

Association of Town and City Management

British Beer & Pub Association

British BIDs

British Independent Retailers Association

British Property Federation

British Retail Consortium

Federation of Small Businesses

Institute of Place Management

Libraries Connected

Local Government Association

National Association of British Market Authorities

National Market Traders Federation


Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

The BID Foundation

UK Active

UK Cinema Association

UK Hospitality