This page provides a listing of, and links to, some of the media commentary produced by Leigh Sparks on various retail related topics.
Fears over financial future of Pizza Express, comments by Leigh Sparks, Scotsman, 7th October
£90m fund needed to halt decline of the high street, comments by Leigh Sparks, The Times, 21st August.
The future for town centres – discussion on Radio Scotland with Stephen Jardine, 20th August
More people living on Scotland’s high streets than anywhere else in the UK, Scotsman, 6th June
BBC Radio Scotland – discussion on Waitrose trial of removing single use plastics, 4th June, Drivetime
Small towns need priority status as lifeblood of Scotland’s economy – comments by Leigh Sparks as Chair, STP, Insider.co.uk, 27th March
Freak weather will “make life harder for business”, BBC News Online 1st March
Westminster’s high street reforms could leave Scotland behind, Scotsman, 21st February (also in iNewspaper)
BBC Radio Scotland – discussion on the future of the high street and in particular Dumfries, 5th February, Good Morning Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland – interview on the future of the high street, 26th January, Good Morning Scotland
Online Shopping Remorse – The Scottish Sun, 25th January
BBC Radio Scotland – interview on the ways in which big retailers will have to adapt in the coming years. 6th January, Good Morning Scotland