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What trends has the pandemic accelerated in leisure?

The Covid-19 crisis has been a once-in-a-generation challenge for the leisure sector which had been growing and developing strongly in the period pre-pandemic.  The sector has had to adapt and now that it’s reopening, which innovations will survive into the recovery? The food and beverage sectors have seen the most innovation. Operators who had never...

Birmingham is booming with finance and tech leading the way

Widely regarded as the UK’s ‘second city’, Birmingham is living up to its reputation following an acceleration of investment over the last year, notably within the finance and technology industries. The Government’s Levelling Up initiative is gaining momentum with the substantial regional differences in economic performance being addressed – and as a consequence, Birmingham is...

Missed opportunity for Government’s Interim Business Rates Report?

This week the government published its much anticipated 33-page interim report on a ‘fundamental review of business rates’ in England. There have long been calls for a serious review and reform of business rates and the interim report had a “wide spectrum” of responses from 487 respondents, covering topics such as whether an online...

UK landlords urge government to ease their pandemic pain

In a continued attempt to be seen as supportive and flexible during the ongoing pandemic, the UK government took the property industry by surprise last week when it announced an extension to the moratorium on commercial property evictions and hinted at the imposition of ongoing clemency thereafter. On the face of it, this would seem like a...

Three films: Seven Dials Market, London

In PR and marketing keeping your finger firmly on the pulse is one thing, but living, breathing and understanding the sector is another. In order to articulate success, you need to experience the hottest retail and real estate concepts it first-hand. This week we took a trip to @Shaftesburyplc ‘s  #SevenDialsMarket near Covent Garden, the latest addition...