By Barnaby Oswald, Managing Director

March 19, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate, I am writing to reassure you that we remain committed to supporting our clients and the wider market through this incredibly challenging period. We have taken a range of measures in order to protect our employees and clients, however we are still open for business.

We are lucky to have a committed team who are fully equipped to work from home in order to continue to supply our clients with the same forensic market insight that the Local Data Company is known for. Additionally, our research team will continue to track the market. We have issued new guidelines to safeguard their wellbeing whilst also ensuring the accuracy of our data is maintained to the highest standard and guarantees we have an unparalleled view of the impact across our industry: pre, during and post the COVID-19 crisis.  

The market needs information now more than ever and we are on hand to support any business invested in retail and leisure through:

  • Long-term and live market tracking and insights
  • Due diligence and portfolio optimisation  
  • Risk management and impact analysis

Our commitment to the market is unwavering so please be assured we will remain as responsive as ever to your needs and will be as commercially sensitive as possible throughout this crisis - we’re all in this together.

If you have questions in regard to our COVID-19 policy or would like to discuss how we can support you through this period, please get in touch with me directly or contact our Head of Retail and Strategic Partnerships, Lucy Stainton ( 

This is an unprecedented time but we believe we can get through it with a united approach. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, Lucy or any of the team. Further announcements will be made about April’s summit in the coming days.

I wish everyone across our network good health.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Oswald

Managing Director


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