About Me

PlaceShaper launched in April 2011 after spending 14 years as a Town Centre Manager and various other marketing, PR, training  and business focused roles from the 90’s onwards.

”For consultancy support or if you’re in need of a ‘hands on’ specialist if you are too busy running your own business, Placeshaper can help.  Whether it’s  digital marketing, events, content creation, business planning and strategy”

Lisa is a highly skilled Place Manager with over 30 years experience in town centres, local markets, place & event management, business planning, PR, communications, training and digital marketing. As an MSc graduate in ‘Place Management’ (2010), Lisa has the knowledge to qualify her experience when it comes to all things relating to town centres and places.

There is just me for now – but I can bring in creative, talented and like-minded people for your project – from web & graphic designers, event staff or collaborate with other Town Centre consultants to suit all budgets. PlaceShaper is passionate about connecting clients with audiences and can help to  promote your business or place online.


2020  has brought about unimaginable turmoil. The recovery of Town Centres and High Streets is a greater challenge than ever before. The growth of online shopping, which by necessity flourished during the Covid-19 lockdown, has brought seismic changes to the high street. Town centres that survive the fallout from the relentless shrinkage of physical retail are those have a diverse range of visitor and leisure attractions, modern workplaces and a reconfigured and varied retail experience, well connected by public transport and high quality pedestrian access.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing, Photography and content creation is one of PlaceShaper’s most popular services for small businesses . Knowing who is it you’re targeting and what marketing tools you currently have in place is the first step. From content creation, styling & blogs I can  help you develop an integrated social media & digital marketing strategy for your business and manage it for you for an agreed monthly rate. I can also provide you with all the imagery and photography you will need.

Get in touch

From a base in East Lancashire, remotely, or from your place, PlaceShaper can work with you to meet your business needs & work to your budget. Hourly rates /Day rates are negotiated dependent upon the project and hours required.

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