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sundave posted..

[QUOTE=Drifter][QUOTE=sundave]Look out "Expert" seems like you're not the only expert in the village!

Google Mary Portas and check out her credentials before you call people names, she appears to be more of an "Expert" than perhaps you might be!

Isn't this money being used by a team to work out how to help Stockport get well again, i heard on the radio today that the council is matching the 100k and that Mary Portas is advising them on consumer and marketing trends.

Oliver! for once i fully agree with you, something should be done with the empty offices, why can't the rent and rates be reduced so that companies can afford them, must be better than no rent at all......[/QUOTE]

OK - I've read her credentials and, from what I can see, she doesn't appear to have any formal qualifications; let alone any relevant to her being able to advise in a professional capacity. I don't think being a "celebrity" counts!

As for me, I have a post-graduate diploma in urban and regional planing so I'll leave it for you to decide who is most the qualified to comment.[/QUOTE]

Not knocking your qualifications Expert but, i fail to see what urban and regional "planing" (cruel i know but i had to do it) has to do with selling a town centre to the public, this lady is coming here to show the team how branding and merchandising can move things forward, and encourage people to shop in Stockport, rather than Manchester or the Trafford Centre.

If you look at what she did for Harvey Nichols in just a few years, then she may be exactly what the town needs.