Revo has created a new social value framework for retail property, intended as a tool to support investment into the sector and improve clarity on measuring socio-economic impact.
The sector-wide guiding principles will standardise reporting of social value and support capital investment into retail property.
The Revo Social Value Framework will be adopted by retail property owners, investors, asset managers and local authorities and provides a clear benchmark for how ...
The Scottish Government has produced specific dates and guidance in relation to the lifting of lockdown provisions; these differ from those in England which are not applicable in Scotland.
At the end of May, the Scottish Government released a four-stage roadmap for the country to navigate safely out of lockdown. Each Phase is set out in three week intervals with an essential evaluation period required before the next Phase is undertaken. Where determined by the Scottish Government that it is ...
Vivienne King, Chief Executive at Revo, said:
“The measures that the Chancellor has put in place to save jobs, with a focus on getting young people back to work, is welcomed and is good news for the retail and hospitality sectors hit by the pandemic, which employ so many young people.
“The temporary cut in VAT is also a positive step and should help the retail sector by boosting consumer spending and encouraging people back to retail places.
“We have ...
As part of the Government roadmap for gradually lifting the current restrictions in England, three sets of targeted guidance have been published which are particularly relevant to our members:
Revo has recently also released guidance to support the re-opening of shopping centres and retail parks in ...
Last night, Revo chief executive Vivienne King joined a conference call with the Prime Minister and Business Secretary to learn more about the government’s plan for returning to work safely.
Given the work our members have been involved in to protect staff and customers on reopening, we are confident that the broader retail sector will be ready to reopen on 1 June and we are urging the Government to recognise this and work to meet this target date.
Framework guidance for ...
The industry continues to face challenges maintaining lockdown of retail assets, as well as becoming increasingly concerned in regards to re-opening. To help support members from a practical perspective, Revo has held a fifth industry call on Tuesday April 28. The themes covered included an update on crime, information on home testing, managing communication, and misinformation. As many as 68 attendees joined the call.
The call was chaired ...
To help support members from a practical perspective, the industry call on April 7th covered the challenges surrounding maintaining lockdown of retail assets. We heard from members of the Security & Safer Shopping Committee and Guildford BID to share learnings across a range of portfolios and support our community through this difficult time.
Chaired by Graham Williams, Chairman of the Revo Security & Safer Shopping Committee the call key ...
Speakers for the call:
Chief Inspector Patrick Holdaway, Head of Operations, National Business Crime Centre.
Patrick Holdaway, Operational Lead, National Business Crime Centre
On Thursday (19.03.20) Revo held an industry call on COVID-19. This was a follow up call to the one held two weeks ago that covered business continuity and crisis management.
We are living in exceptional times and it is more important than ever to come together as a community, to work collaboratively to support staff and our customers the best we can. For Revo members, a new information hub has been formed on the website and we will continue to hold weekly calls to provide ...
Those involved with the built environment have a huge collective responsibility and opportunity to drive real change. While many in our sector are making significant strides forward and having a really positive impact with their ESG policies, there remains a lot of debate and a lack of clear direction as to what best practice looks like, particularly for those who are less well resourced, which leads to fragmented efforts.
This framework will ...
Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror.
Security Minister James Brokenshire this week announced plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.
Retail property often comes into contact with homelessness in many ways. So, we are supporting the industry by releasing two toolkits.
We have worked with Vaughan Allen, CEO of CityCo Manchester on one toolkit, which encourages businesses to develop a holistic approach around rough sleeping in their community. And we also have worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on the recognition and prevention of in-work poverty for our second.
Download our toolkits here:
This RICS professional statement is the result of pan-industry discussion between representatives of landlords, tenants and other trade bodies.
The objective is to improve the quality and fairness of negotiations on lease terms and to promote the issue of comprehensive heads of terms that should make the legal drafting process more efficient.
Please see here for the latest guidance and information for the public from Public Heath England on the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, including preventing the spread of infection.
The most sustainable shopfront in the world already exists if you take into account the carbon cost of new developments.
Should we therefore be doing more to reuse existing buildings and their shopfronts in our ailing high streets?
Read our latest guest post by Adrian Price, Principal at BDP, discussing the design and technical considerations for shopfront design in historic buildings and their settings.
Our joint research with Lambert Smith Hampton reveals that councils across the country have spent £775 million on buying up shopping centres in the past three years.
Check out the latest BBC Panorama Special on How to Save the High Street to learn more about what councils are doing.
Read more about the future of the high street and how the 'Mars bar method' can save our ailing high streets in Adam Shaw's latest piece in the Evening Standard here.
Unhoused is a social impact startup where online retail meets clothing bank. Founded by London couple Varun Bhanot and Anisha Seth, Unhoused’s StreetWear operates on a “one for one” business model, which means that for every item of clothing bought on their website, Unhoused donates an equivalent item of clothing to a homeless individual in London.
The Beyond Food Foundation is a charity focused on providing training and support to people who have been impacted by ...
Change Please is a social enterprise coffee start up, staffed by homeless people, which in turn funds the training and development of other homeless people, whilst the Old Spike Roastery in Peckham roasts coffee beans, and provides training and employment.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body promoting and enforcing international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
In 2018, as part of their 150th anniversary, RICS launched the Pledge150 campaign with LandAid to deliver bed spaces for young homeless people across the UK. The campaign aimed to unite the property industry into contributing and creating a collaborative response ...
As part of our ongoing work on raising awareness on homelessness, Revo is looking to support the industry in a number of ways, including signposting to volunteering opportunities from now and over the Christmas period to help those without proper shelter as we work to eradicate rough sleeping once and for all.
Did you know that there is a record number of people who are homeless in the UK? Homeless charity Shelter reports that in 2018, 320,000 people were homeless. Living without a home is dangerous, can cause health problems and affects people’s wellbeing. To find out more please see our infographic here.
Revo is looking to support the industry in a number of ways. We have released two case studies. This highlights the work of two businesses including the Social Bite, a Scottish ...
Purple Tuesday is an international call to action, focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. Revo is proud to be one of the founding partners and to be working with Purple.
Research from Purple suggests UK high street retailers are losing millions in revenue by ignoring the needs of disabled consumers, with inaccessibility, lack of understanding about disabilities and poor customer service being key factors.
This year, there are already over 1,200 ...
Following on from the incident on Friday in Manchester we have the attached guidance and advice from CT Policing. Contact your local CTSA for further support and information.
Also, see here for the NBCC recent article on training and resources for knife retailers.
Protecting people at risk is a multi-faceted, multi-agency issue. One third of suicides happen in public places, including retail places. Our thanks to the team at Market Place Bolton for providing this case study on how the Centre team responded to a suicide attempt earlier this year.
Read the full case study here. The case study includes sensitive topics that may be distressing to some readers.
Download our comprehensive suicide awareness and prevention guidance for the ...
Homelessness has been on the rise over the last few years, impacting towns and cities, in all regions across the United Kingdom (UK).
Despite challenging times, the retail industry has great potential to offer training and work opportunities to those out of work and/or lacking skills to find secure, well paid employment.
In light of World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day, check out our latest article highlighting the link between homelesness and mental health, ...
Town centres are at the heart of our communities. Changes to retail, consumer behaviour and advances in technology have altered our relationship with place.
Revo and Lambert Smith Hampton once again look at the state of the market and how the public and private sectors view the challenges and potential solutions to the ultimate question of the day: how do we invest and create sustainable and thriving town centres in a modern retail economy?
Protecting people at risk is a multi-faceted, multi-agency issue. We have worked closely with Samaritans to bring together best practice from across our industry to develop this guidance. We hope it will help support staff members on-site by arming them with the knowledge and understanding to help vulnerable people, identify physical solutions that work and determine what steps to take when an incident occurs.
Read Mark Robinson's, Revo's President, article in Estates Gazette here ...
Protecting vulnerable people (people at risk) is a complex issue that has been discussed across a number of our committees. Earlier this year we held a workshop with a number of our members at Landsec which focussed on suicide awareness and prevention. As a result of the workshop findings, the Revo community identified a need to develop a toolkit for suicide awareness and prevention. The toolkit will have a number of elements for members to make use of, including resources, guidance and ...
It is generally recognised that the retail industry today is facing greater challenges
than ever before, as the sector evolves to the rapidly changing consumer landscape.
Technology has changed how we live, work and shop, and as the online and offline worlds blend consumers are increasingly looking for experience, convenience and great service.
Political uncertainty in the UK is clearly having a dramatic impact on business and consumer confidence, and ultimately investment and spending.
For this purpose, we provide you a guidance note which explores the nature of business crime reduction partnerships (BCRPs) and policing in town centres. It outlines the key requirements of IT crime reporting systems and their installation. It also provides highlights of suitable systems on the market, helping to inform management decisions on which system to adopt.
However, this potential is not being fully realised. There are still real (and perceived) barriers that make it harder for disabled people to find work, spend money online and in store, and enjoy a drink or meal out.
We've discussed the findings of our research and how retailers and landlords can work together to adapt better to the new retail environment.
As consumer confidence remains low and sticky inflation has increased pressure on consumers’ budgets, we remain cautious on the remainder of the year.
What more, the chances of a no-deal Brexit have risen and there is a risk of further damage to both business and consumer confidence and knock-on implications to spending across the ...
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We're absolutely delighted to join 14 national organisations representing retail property and placemaking across Europe and the globe and in doing so allowing for a more collaborative, strategic and mutually beneficial relationship that will advance the interests of our global community.
We're joining the following countries:
Not really sure what Revo membership gets you? We managed to get hold of Rebecca Ward at FrogBox Marketing to continue our story of Suzy our (almost) fairytale member.
What did she get up to with Revo? Have a watch below!
Our Accessible Places campaign is on-going and you can find out more information on it here.
We want to support our community and address the barriers faced by people with both visible and invisible disabilities in accessing shops and services.
Please have a read of our ...
While the urban explorers’ escapades can be seen as harmless fun, they undermine the work that centres are doing at a time of increasingly heightened security to keep staff and shoppers safe and secure. This guidance note has been developed to help understand urban exploring and how shopping centre managers can deal with this issue, including applying for an injunction to restrain trespass.
For more guidance on key technical and security issues, please visit our Content Hub.
Those with information that could assist with the investigation can call 0800 789 321.
Anyone who may have footage or images of the incident is asked to send them to the Police here.
The public can expect to see extra police officers - both armed and unarmed - out on the streets in and around central ...
The story of Suzy our (almost) fairytale member continues!
We're on a mission to expand our community and have been pushing a membership campaign over the past 7 months.
You can watch the newest video below.
However, consumer confidence remained on a downwards trajectory in June as concerns over the economy and Brexit persist.
Over the past 6 months we've released videos, featuring some willing member volunteers, reading a story of an imaginary member called Suzy from Bushy Bratley and all the benefits she recieves.
View our most recent one here with Jaya Relwani from Ellandi!
An inflow of contradictory news on the performance and the possible future of the sector has created a rather confusing picture.
In partnership with Savills, we're delighted to launch brand new research “Evolution of Leisure Experience; Looking Forward”.
The report explores the broad spectrum of issues concerning the leisure market including ...
A set of guidelines is indispensable in this area. Protecting the property from unauthorised vehicular access or a smooth process of removing travellers are amongst a number of topics covered.
Members can use our guidance to help make decisions when dealing with traveller incursions.
We would like to thank McArthurGlen Group and the Revo Security and Safer Shopping ...
We're also delighted to be launching our latest research, produced with Savills, focusing on the evolution of the leisure experiences and the opportunity and challenges it presents for us all.
Stay ahead of the curve and be one of the first to hear our findings on the challenges facing leisure operators, how the industry can continue to adapt and innovate ...
Interested in membership? You can find out more information and join us here
Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, and Revo, the national membership organisation for retail property and placemaking, have unveiled that local authorities have spent around £3.8bn on commercial property assets between 2013-2017.
Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey, which contains the towns of Ashford, Shepperton, Staines and Sunbury, was the biggest local ...
However, Revo would like to further enhance the guidance available to the industry to ensure that the mitigation of security and safety risks and the safe transportation of cash remains a high priority.
This guidance provides helpful advice to reduce the risk of CVIT robbery when cash is transported to and from shopping centres and other retail locations.
Public realm provides probably the biggest opportunity to assist placemaking and is key to all retail developments, whether they are external streets and squares, malls, retail parks or high streets.
This seeks to act as a checklist when forming briefs and to help decision making as the design progresses. A theoretical case study is included to highlight some of the public realm issues a ...
The concept of soft landings is to have an approach to project procurement and handover that delivers better building outcomes.
Soft landings is defined by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) as ‘Designers and constructors staying involved with buildings beyond practical completion, to assist the client during the first months of operations and beyond, to help fine-tune and de-bug the systems and ensure ...
Ever since we rebranded to Revo, we've been working hard to raise our game.
We’re committed to enhancing and improving our output in order to support our community to succeed.
There’s been some good stuff since last ...
Revo in partnership with Retail Economics is delighted to publish its Quarterly Retail Briefing, as part of our analytics research programme. Nearly a year after the EU referendum, the retail market performs well. However, rising inflation is expected to suppress wage growth and consumer spending.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Sector) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 will make it unlawful from April 2018 to let residential or commercial properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’. Our Guidance Note will take you through this space.