New year, positive prospects!


With Christmas being by far the most important season in retail, it is also the time when firms activate their carefully laid plans for 2014. Christmas Day has also become the only day off in the (bricks and mortar) retail calendar – worth reflecting on today, Christmas Eve, so we raise a glass to all those that command the shop floor and distribution warehouse… Bravo!

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Autumn Statement reflects Government confidence in the reviving economy


After three years of announcing Budgets on the back foot, George Osborne was able deliver the Autumn Statement today in a buoyant and confident mood as he announced the biggest upgrade to official growth forecasts since the millennium. The Office for Budget Responsibility has raised its growth forecast for this year from 0.6 per cent to 1.4 per cent, and for next year from 1.8 per cent to 2.4 per cent.

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Innesco delivers Retail Path


Retail Path, a new innovative apprenticeship scheme to be delivered in partnership by the BCSC Educational Trust and the National Skills Academy for Retail, was launched at the BCSC Gold Awards last night. The project will allow shopping centres to support young people into jobs and improve the perception of retail as a career choice.

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Are you in the JCrew?


The JCrew phenomenon has completely swept London away, and those friends of Innesco could be forgiven that it has taken us too! We have kept one step ahead of the fashion pack with our choice of new office location on Lamb Conduit Street in December 2012, and then when JCrew announced they were looking for its second location in London after Regent Street, was there really any other location for Menswear? Well, maybe South Kensington with its new Acne store, but we’re still grateful they chose No. 38, next to our front door.

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Move Commercial – issue number 34


Take a look at Innesco Account Director, Euan Blake‘s latest ‘The Word on the Street’ column in Move Commercial.

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UK property pros bike to Mapic for charity


On 9 November, 25 leading property professionals from the UK will swap their suits for lycra and jump on their bikes to cycle 450 km from Milan to Cannes for the start of the retail property fair Mapic.

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HS2 stays on track


MP’s today voted by 350 votes to 34 to release funds to pay for the preparation of the project – paying for surveys, buying property and compensating affected residents.  It is an important but by no means determining step for the future of this most protracted of infrastructure projects. As MP’s will be asked to vote around spring on legislation giving the Government the legal authority to start building HS2. 

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Innesco brings international expertise to Sweden’s annual property seminar


Innesco’s Founder and MD Dan Innes is speaking at Sweden’s leading and most prominent property seminars at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, October 16th 2013. The annual event, arranged by the Nordic Council of Shopping Centres (NCSC) and one of the country’s key property publications Fastighetsvärlden, invites the industry’s leading experts to discuss high profile topics impacting the industry.

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The High Street’s Future According to the Techs


Views from E-commerce Expo 2013

Visiting #ecommerceexpo today and in particular taking a pew at the “Future of the High Street” panel discussion, it is clear to understand that it is not appropriate to purely blame ‘online’ for the demise of the high street.  Out of town and big box malls all played a part in the challenges it faces today.  For many years the high street has been threatened by the out of town experience, it’s nothing new.  Indeed, by removing the experiential aspects of physical shopping, it is because of value, information and convenience that consumers buy products through the Internet today.

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Land Securities calls in Innesco for major announcements at MAPIC


Innesco has been appointed by Land Securities to handle its UK and International media relations requirements around the MAPIC retail property conference next month. The Innesco team will work across the key development projects in the Land Securities retail portfolio, and will oversee the major announcements planned for the global retail property event.

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