What to expect

Join us for our fourth digital summit, where we will share our latest analysis on H1 2021, which reveals the varied impact of the third lockdown on different categories of operators, location types and geographies across the country. We’ll also share the cumulative impact of the pandemic on the core LDC metrics including vacancy rates, openings and closures by multiples and independents, the percentage of stores reopening post-lockdown, and much more.

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Insights and analysis from across the sector

We will also be joined by an expert panel from a varied range of sectors across the retail and leisure market. They will be on hand to answer audience questions and will share insights on what the future could look like as we (hopefully) leave lockdowns and restrictions behind us.

At the end of this webinar, you can expect to take away a deep understanding of how the GB market has changed and what the playing field looks like for occupiers, landlords, councils, investors and more.


Dan Innes
Founder and Managing Director, Innesco

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Paul Martin
Global Retail Lead & UK Head of Retail, KPMG

Paul is KPMG’s Chair Global Retail Group & UK Head of Retail. He joined KPMG in 2015 through the acquisition of Boxwood where he co-lead the consulting practice for the retail & consumer sector. He is an experienced international business professional with over 19 years of experience in consulting, market research and operational roles focussing on the retail sector. Paul previously held the role of Managing Director at global retail analyst firm Planet Retail as well as having worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and T Mobile Stores. His main areas of experience are internationalisation and digitally enabled customer centric – channel agnostic transformation programmes. Over the span of his career Paul has worked with many of the world’s leading retail and consumer good companies across a variety of geographies. He prides himself of having visited retail stores in more than 80 countries. Paul is a recognised thought-leader and disruptive thinker and is a regular conference speaker where he shares his views on the global retail market. He has lived in 5 different countries including Germany and speaks a number of languages and now calls London home.

Erin Peyman
Head of Property, Weezy

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Ronald Nyakairu
Senior Manager - Insight & Analytics, LDC

Ronald has a Masters Degree in Business Analytics which focused on the analysis of consumer habits in the tourism sector. He has worked at the Local Data Company since 2014 and now heads up the insight team which supports our retailer, property, landlord and local authority client base. he has worked on projects on retail redevelopments, planning proposals and appeals, due diligence, pre-acquisition due diligence, market studies and investor strategy. He also works closely with our academic partners at five universities, supporting the development of new research in the retail sector, as well as supporting over 40 PhD, Masters and Graduate students. He has regularly contributed to media coverage and has featured in the FT, The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Sunday Times, as well as speaking at events for Retail Week, Blackrock and RPA.

Lucy Stainton
Commercial Dircetor, LDC

Lucy joined the Local Data Company with extensive experience from her time at CACI and now heads up the commercial strategy across the retail, leisure, advisory, investor, and private equity verticals. Lucy took the role of Commercial Director in 2021 and is responsible for the commercial running of the business, heading up the Sales and Marketing team. With her years of experience, Lucy’s insights have been featured in publications such as Sunday Times, BBC, Guardian, and others. Outside of the Local Data Company, Lucy is a long-term supporter of retailTrust, the leading industry charity and having most recently been Chair of the organising committee for the retailTrust London Celebration, is now an ambassador.



Welcome and introduction


Retail and Leisure Trends H1 2021 by Lucy Stainton, Comercial Director, Local Data Company


Introduction to panel 


Q&A session


Close and final remarks

While you're here...

The LDC team are running the Royal Park half marathon in October, raising money to fund the important work of retailTRUST.

Our summit events are always free of charge as our overarching mission is to support the market through periods of change by sharing our unique insights and live data.

If you are planning on attending our next summit, we would really appreciate a small donation made to retailTRUST in lieu of a chargable ticket.

From 1832 onwards, the Retail Trust has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail. We believe the health of our colleagues is the foundation they need to flourish in both work and life, creating a more sustainable and successful future for retail. Support our charity and together we can transform lives for good.

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