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Returning for LDC's first physical event since 2019, hosted by Natwest












Registration / Coffee


Welcome from NatWest, Head of Retail and Leisure


Local Data Company Keynote


CEO, Retail Trust


Industry Panel Q&A


Networking Drinks

Insights from retail leaders

LDC Commercial Director Lucy Stainton and Head of Insight & Analytics Ronald Nyakairu will be joined by a panel of industry experts who will answer your questions and keynote speakers who will share their own insight into what the future holds for the sector as it continues to evolve.

This summit will provide clarity on the current state of the GB retail and leisure market, and what this means for occupiers, landlords, central and local government, investors and changemakers across the industry.

Find out more about our speakers and panellists by clicking on the images below.

Ronald Nyakairu
Head of 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 Director, LDC

Lucy joined the Local Data Company with 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.

David Scott
Head of Retail & Leisure, NatWest Group

David has been National Head for the NatWest group Leisure and Retail sectors for the past five years. The sectors capture a diverse range of clients range from multinational, FTSE 100 listed entities through to new ventures at the start of their business journey. David’s purpose led strategy seeks to ensure we champion potential, helping people, families and business to thrive. Delivering outcomes that support a just transition to a low carbon economy, remove barriers to help the economy build back better and to help deliver insights and learnings for our customers and colleagues.

During his time with the NatWest group David has held wider roles in our Strategic Risk Appetite team, Structured Finance and Lombard.

Alberto Esguevillas
CEO, Eurofund

Eurofund Group is an investment and development company operating in Spain, Portugal, the UK and Italy. Although they have recently expanded into other sectors, they initially established themselves as experts in creating retail destinations. Notable projects include Puerto Venecia in Zaragoza, Spain, voted the best shopping centre in the world at Mapic 2013, and the 2022 acquisition of Silverburn in Glasgow, West Scotland's premier retail destination.

"Being part of LDC's Retail and Leisure Trends Summit is a fantastic opportunity to exchange insights with peers and potential partners, as well as generally taking the temperature of the retail market in the UK."

Phil Mickler

ME+EM are a modern luxury fashion brand who believe that the modern woman shouldn't have to choose between quality and cost, nor between style and function. Their direct-to-consumer model means that they can offer luxury quality and a luxury customer experience, but without the luxury price tag. Although ME+EM is a digitally native brand, physical space is an important part of its channel mix. The brand has 7 London boutiques, along with concessions in Selfridges and Harrods. 

"I'm looking forward to sharing our story at the event, as well as hearing others' experiences of navigating through challenging times, and exchanging ideas around innovation and the future shape of retail.

Rebecca Morter
Founder and CEO, Lone Design Club

Rebecca Morter is the Founder and CEO of Lone Design Club, a disruptive omni-channel retail start-up. Launched in 2018, LDC offers a unique shopping experience, providing brands with a direct route to market, online and offline. With roots in luxury fashion, Rebecca trained as a designer and faced challenges in reaching customers through traditional wholesale retail. To solve this, she created LDC, a platform connecting independent and sustainable brands directly to consumers. LDC's data-driven, multi-brand "pop-up stores on steroids" allow customers to meet designers, hear their stories, and form lasting relationships. Rebecca and LDC have received accolades, including Forbes 30 Under 30 and Drapers 30 Under 30, while being featured in The Times, WWD, Stylist, and BBC. They recently won Fashion Districts: Retail Futures 2020 for their innovative approach in connecting physical and digital platforms.


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Our latest in-person summit, hosted by NatWest

Our recent online events have attracted some of our largest audiences yet, but we are thrilled to be returning to an in-person summit for the first time in three years.

Join us at the NatWest offices on London's Bishopsgate on the 22nd of September 2022 at 2:30pm, as we share our much-anticipated analysis of retail and leisure trends over H1 2022.

Discover our latest analysis, meet our expert panel and network with senior leaders from across the sector.



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