Ibrahim Ibrahim, MD of leading design consultancy, Portland. Credit: Portland

Portland’s MD, Ibrahim Ibrahim, joins UK government’s high streets task force board

Ibrahim Ibrahim, MD of leading design consultancy, Portland, has been appointed as a new board member to the government’s High Street Task Force body. The High Streets Task Force is an alliance of place making experts working to redefine the high street. It provides guidance, tools and skills to help communities, partnerships and local government transform their high streets.

Mark Robinson, High Streets Task Force Chair comments: I’m delighted to welcome Ibrahim to the High Streets Task Force as I know he is dedicated to sustainable, inclusive and successful town centres. At Portland, he has led inspirational change and is at the vanguard of a progressive vision for high streets; one that is representative of local communities and ready to adapt to emerging ways of living.

COVID-19 has presented major challenges to the future of high streets, but it is also a chance to reimagine them. Ibrahim will be part of that work on the Task Force Board.

Ibrahim Ibrahim, said: “I am delighted and privileged to be joining the High Streets Task Force Board, which is an important body to drive new ideas in re-thinking and re-purposing our high streets and urban centres as a response to the rapidly changing retail landscape. Creating smart, connected places with built-in flexibility to respond to changing expectations of our communities will ensure ‘Future Readiness’ and an authentic spirit of place. I am looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with the Task Force board on this exciting challenge”.

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