Alex Schlagman

Drapers Independents Awards


  Alex  Schlagman

Alex Schlagman , founding partner

Alex is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded is a grass roots industry movement on a mission to ensure diverse and successful high streets, now and for the long term.

The movement launched in August 2016 with the release of a manifesto that laid out a new vision for the high street and how we achieve it together.

Over the past year, we engaged 25,000+ high street businesses, mobilised 150+ local community champions and developed dozens of strategic partners across public and private sectors. We led local movements to stimulate footfall on targeted high streets in the UK, delivered research to study what it takes to succeed on the high street and launched Jo.

Jo ( is a digital assistant providing high street entrepreneurs with personalised support to increase footfall and sales. Jo is like having an expert team at your fingertips that’s affordable for everyone.

Prior to, Alex co-founded a Click & Collect marketplace for independent retailers, a digital agency for small businesses and local commerce platform for students.

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