In and out of a pandemic: the GB leisure industry, 2019-2022
The hospitality sector bore the brunt of lockdown: restrictions on table sizes, social distancing rules, cancelled sports and entertainment events ...
Local Data Company Celebrates 19th Birthday
As the Local Data Company celebrates its 19th birthday, our founder and CEO, Barnaby Oswald, shares his thoughts.
Commercial property trends in review: H1 2022
Although the retail sector began to see signs of post-COVID recovery by the end of 2021, we remained cautious of further uncertainty. As we reach the ...
Landsec and Completely Retail Marketplaces' Soapbox X Landsec competition winner announced
LANDSEC AND COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE JOINED FORCES TO LAUNCH A COMPETITION FOR DISRUPTIVE BRANDS AND START-UPS AT COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE ...
Running a beauty salon during COVID: an interview with Karis Chetty, owner of Bijou Beauty
Before 2021, the hairdressing, health and beauty category had been growing across GB for several years. The first half of this year saw a 44% decrease in the growth of barbers, beauty salons and nail salons compared with the same period in 2020. ...
6 min Read November 10, 2021
Demand and supply of property during COVID: an interview with James Raven, co-founder of Raven Rose
James Raven is co-founder of commercial property agency Raven Rose, and has been specialising in the retail and leisure market for about 10 years. James has experience working with a vast range of operators, including his involvement in the roll-out ...
6 min Read August 17, 2021
Running a restaurant business during COVID: an interview with Osama Qashoo of Hiba Express
Osama Qashoo oversees Hiba Express, a London chain of Lebanese and Palestinian restaurants with branches in Holborn, Goodge Street and Walthamstow. Originally a filmmaker, he turned his hand from films to falafels when he arrived in the UK from ...
5 min Read July 21, 2021
Launching during Covid: an interview with Cengiz Rahmioglu, co-founder of Burning Rose
Cengiz Rahmioglu is one of the names behind a brand-new concept, Burning Rose; a Thai restaurant which aims to bring big flavour and food discovery back into people’s lives. Cengiz has years of experience working in both the food service and ...
9 min Read May 26, 2021
An interview with Ryan De Oliveira, Co-Founder of speciality coffee shop, the Attendant
I have to declare an interest here, I’m a total coffee addict and the move to bigger offices in Clerkenwell last year has only served to fuel my vice with a plethora of amazing independent concepts within a short walk of our HQ. However, despite the ...
9 min Read March 13, 2019
Having a field day: My time with an LDC field researcher
For the past five weeks working at the Local Data Company I’ve had the opportunity to examine the comprehensive data that we have on the retail and leisure market across GB. Using LDO (LDC’s location insight platform) I can see extensive information ...
4 min Read February 19, 2018
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