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    17th LDC Retail and Leisure Trends Summit

    UK Growth and Innovation

    London | 4th June 2018 | 2:30PM – 6:30PM

    Kindly hosted by BDO LLP

    Apply now


What to expect

UK Growth and Innovation
London | 4th June 2018 | 2:30PM – 6:30PM

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1. A comprehensive review of the economic factors impacting the retail and leisure market.

2. Exclusive insights on openings and closures, occupancy trends, location health and a review of brand activity across GB.

3. Predictions for the future based on LDC data and our answer to the question “Where are the opportunities?”

4. Amazing speakers sharing some their stories on innovation and an opportunity to put your questions to them.

5. An opportunity to network and share best practice with your industry peers.

The Panel

After Lucy and Sophie’s presentations, we invite guest speakers to talk about how innovation is changing the way we shop.



Sarah Phillips
Marketing Manager, LDC


Lucy Stainton
Senior Relationship Manager, LDC


Sophie Michael
Head of Retail and Audit Partner, BDO


Retail Representative


Investor and/or Landlord


Leisure Representative


2:30PM – 3:00PM

Registration and Coffee/Tea

3:00PM – 3:05PM

Welcome and Introduction to the Summit
Barnaby Oswald, Managing Director, LDC

3:05PM – 3:25PM

Retail Trading Update
Sophie Michael, National Head of Retail and Wholesale, BDO LLP

3:25PM – 3:45PM

An Overview of Recent Trends using LDC Data
Lucy Stainton, Senior Relationship Manager, LDC

3:45PM – 4:00PM

Speaker 1-


4.00PM – 4.15PM

Speaker 2 –


4:15PM – 4:30PM

Speaker 3 –


4:30PM – 5:00PM

Q&A session

5:00PM – 5:15PM

Closing remarks
Lucy Stainton

5:15PM – 6:30PM

Drinks, Networking and Technology Demos

Kindly hosted by BDO LLP,
55 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7EU

Apply for a space at the 17th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit by completing the form below

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Sarah joined the team in 2016 and is responsible for the management of all marketing channels for the Local Data Company. Having always worked in B2B, she brings with her varied experience in online and offline marketing including content marketing, social media and events. In her spare time Sarah enjoys stand-up comedy, trying out recipes from the Great British Bake-off (if you’re brave enough to try them) and has made a (slightly shaky) venture into the world of half-marathon running.

Lucy joined LDC with extensive experience from her time at CACI in helping retailers better understand where to be or not to be. She works with a diverse group of occupiers from supermarkets, fashion brands to restaurants where she provides insight, knowledge and the dashboards to ensure clients are able to make evidence based decisions, which deliver a positive impact on their business. In her spare time Lucy is a member of The Retail Trust and also volunteers once a week as a learning mentor with a charity supporting refugee families in and around Wandsworth.

Sophie is the National Head of Retail and Wholesale at BDO LLP. She is an Audit Partner with over 25 years of experience of advising clients. She is passionate about the retail sector and has specialised in advising large private, private equity owned and listed clients from within the sector throughout her 25 year career. She leads the strategy and development of the sector nationally and works with clients as they navigate an ever-changing environment. Outside client work, she is a member of the ICAEW Retail Sector Report Working Group, drives the weekly BDO High Street Sales Tracker which tracks LFL sales and leads the BDO Retail FD Forum.

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