Our Sponsors.

Supporting sponsor 




CallisonRTKL is a global architecture, planning and design practice. Over the last 70 years, we have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. Our work has set us apart as the number one retail design firm in the world and a top-five architecture practice across multiple disciplines and sectors. Our team of nearly 1,500 professionals around the world is committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life.

Match drinks sponsor


Over the last decade, Ellandi has been at the forefront of delivering change to more than 35 communities across the UK. Our towns are going through a period of structural change driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. Our diverse team brings insight, experience and creativity to meet these challenges, engaging with stakeholders and driven by research and analytics.  As the pace of change in the retail sector accelerates, our community-focused, data-driven strategies continue to evolve to create sustainable future places. Ellandi then implements agile, innovative and bespoke solutions, reinvigorating town centres by ensuring they serve the needs of their local communities and celebrating the individual character of each location. The combination of convenience shopping co-located with core local services and complementary uses such as housing in all its form, leisure facilities and workspace generates strong footfall and regular visits. 


Tech Hub sponsor 







Javelin Group, part of Accenture Strategy, provides strategy consulting and digital transformation services to the world’s leading retailers, consumer brands and shopping venue owners. Javelin Group helps clients improve their competitiveness by anticipating and responding to the rapid changes in customer shopping habits and retail technologies.

Across the UK and Europe, the Locations & Analytics practice has advised more than 250 retailers on their store portfolios and more than 250 shopping venues on commercial trading potential and optimum tenant mix, using an unrivalled understanding of store retailing and performance metrics along with advanced analytics. In today’s challenging market, Javelin Group also helps its shopping venue clients to ‘future-proof’ their schemes by understanding customer journeys, harnessing new technologies, and strategically using data and insight to successfully evolve the proposition and business model.

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Supporting sponsor 









At Landsec, we believe great places are for people to experience and are made with the experience of great people. As the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, with 24 million sq ft of real estate and a portfolio valued at £14.1 billion, we own and manage some of the most successful and recognisable assets in the country.

In Retail, across our 17.6 million sq ft of assets, we create outstanding experiences for customers and guests alike. Combined with the strength and resilience of our portfolio, this means we regularly outperform industry benchmarks for footfall and sales. We offer more than convenience and choice, recognising that memorable destinations are key to attracting the shoppers and retailers of today, and tomorrow.

We also aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues – from diversity and community employment, to carbon and climate resilience. Everything we do is grounded in experience and begins with people. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities. At Landsec, everything is experience.





Shared Access invest and own telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 2007, we have a portfolio of over 50,000 potential site locations across the UK and Ireland having developed a number of partnerships with leading sporting organisations, state bodies, institutional investors and funds..

Shared Access is part owned and funded by Goldman Sachs and specialises in telecom infrastructure design and investment.

As a leading provider of indoor and outdoor mobile communications networks throughout Europe Shared Access specialises large venue deployments including Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford. This involves the installation of dedicated mobile network connectivity system, providing full coverage and capacity and with a clear upgrade path for new technologies like 5G; referred to as a Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which is cost neutral to the asset holder.

Over the last 10 years Shared Access has invested in excess of £50m in the deployment of mobile connectivity to large scale assets often at no capital cost to the property owner. Shared Access form long term relationships with property owners, future proofing connectivity for assets, making them more attractive for occupiers and assisting capital values.


Local Authority Hub sponsor 











Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is a commercial and residential property heavyweight working with investors, developers and occupiers in both the public and private sectors across the UK and Ireland. 

Retail is all change. Town centres are at risk. We advise on how to mitigate the threats and pump vitality and viability back into this critical sector. 

Our ethos is regenerate, repurpose and revitalise. This spans sustainable investment, placemaking and building communities. 

With over 125 shopping centres and retail parks on our books, more than 40 nationwide offices with specialists in situ, and a dedicated Planning, Development and Regeneration team, it’s little surprise 300 local authorities and public bodies count on our advice.