Sharing knowledge to create a better place to be

Through primary field researched data and unique technology LDC is the ‘go-to’ source for high value temporal insight on thousands of places and companies across Great Britain. This enables retailers, leisure operators, investors, landlords, banks and councils to make better evidence-based decisions, mitigate risk and inform a strategy for success.

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Who we work with

We are very proud to work with some of the world’s largest and smallest brands as at the end of the day they all have a common interest - a need to understand how places and companies are changing. Every boat no matter how big or small sets out to sea with a radar - LDC is the ‘go to’ radar for those who invest, own or occupy retail and leisure property across Great Britain.

  • John Lewis
  • Blackrock
  • Byron Burgers
  • Waitrose
  • Sainsbury's
  • Costa Coffee
  • HSBC
  • Coca-Cola
  • NewRiver Retail
  • PwC
  • Barclays
  • UBS
  • Advanced Merchant Payments
  • LendLease
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • lloyds Bank
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What our customers say

We are very fortunate to work with a diverse number of customers from those who occupy, manage or service property to those who own or invest in ‘bricks and mortar’ or companies that occupy the half a million shops, restaurants and bars that we reguarly visit. And with a 93% renewal rate, don't take our word for it.


Dr. Clive Black, Head of Research

"The Local Data Company carries out fascinating work, which underscores its distinctive and highly valuable capabilities when considering the nitty-gritty of retailing in Great Britain.”


Michael Flood, Customer Analysis

"The Local Data Company's physical walking of the streets is unique and clearly seen in the quality of its data. Their progress in what they can now offer in location decision-support and competitor analysis has been amazing, and is backed up with honest customer service - hence why we have entered a long term partnership.”

Resource Centre

Our vision is sharing knowledge to create a better place to be. As a part of this we publish a number of reports throughout the year to give stakeholders a better understanding of their environment from a retailers, leisure operators, landlords, investors and local government point of view. We also hold a number of events, summits and thought leadership events which are FREE to attend. Explore the resource centre below.


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We deliver actionable insights and mitigate risk through evidence based research

Every week LDC updates, in the field, over 20,000 retail and leisure properties which delivers the most comprehensive data and insight available in the market. The data is then aggregated and analysed every day in LDC’s leading edge technology platform which has been built and developed in-house. As such LDC is the ONLY company that provides data and technology that it is wholly responsible for. This results in reliable and dependable insights which LDC continually invests in to deliver new and innovative ways to address every challenge in the market.


We are the only company who physically visit each premises to ensure accuracy.

Improve efficiency by understanding locations that require physical visits. Parachute into any organisation or geographical location without having to physically visit to immediately see persistent vacancy, clustering, over or under supply of classification, competitors openings and closures and the general look and feel of retail fascias.


The most comprehensive retail & leisure data available on the market

Keep your finger on the pulse with our easy to use dashboards & market leading reports

Having the ingredients is one thing but baking a cake is another! LDC with its own people has developed world class technology for data capture and delivery. Over £10m has been invested to deliver industry leading dashboards that deliver what you need to know and when you need to know it.

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