“It has been a privilege to work with the Retail Trust over the years and to see their unwavering support of our industry colleagues having such an impact, not least in the last 12 months when the sector has arguably never been more challenged. LDC are tracking an unprecedented level of churn across the physical retail and leisure landscape which as it stands is sadly resulting in a significant net loss of retail stores. I am therefore constantly reminded of the human impact of this structural change and what a critical safety net the Retail Trust has become for so many colleagues and their families as we navigate a particularly tricky time. I’m so pleased to continue my work with the Trust as an ambassador and would urge any business who is exposed to, or invested in retail to look closely at how they could support the Retail Trust.”
Lucy is Head of Retail and Strategic Partnerships with LDC, heading up commercial relationships across the retail, leisure, advisory, investor and private equity verticals. Lucy’s role involves building and maintaining long-term relationships within some of the UK’s leading brands, working in partnership with occupiers and investors providing data, technology and analytics to power location strategy, competitor tracking, due diligence and portfolio optimisation. Outside of the Local Data Company, Lucy has worked with the Retail Trust for seven years and was Chair of the organising committee for the 2020 Retail Trust London Celebration.