• Manchester City Council have worked with FSP over the last year to understand the City Centre's shopper audience, who they are where they come from, how the profile evolves throughout the year and how we can attract more shoppers to Manchester. The depth of understanding that FSP have provided in terms of Manchester's catchment has helped inform our marketing, regeneration and growth strategies for the City Centre. Their consultative approach really got to the heart of the issues involved in a complex area and helped to facilitate partnership working across different Council departments and external stakeholders. I look forward to continue our working relationship with them in the future. Peter Richards, Insight & Planning Manager, Corporate Communications, Manchester City Council.

    Peter Richards|Insight & Planning Manager, Manchester City Council

  • Much retail planning focuses on 'capacity' and floor space issues. What FSP do is to provide a commercial 'reality check' of 'demand' based on actual market analysis and the socio-economic composition of the catchment which then needs to be considered alongside 'theoretical' capacity figures. This provides an added dimension when considering and understanding development proposals and one that tends to be overlooked by many planning and property professionals

    Adrian Swift|Chief Planning Office, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

  • In the current very difficult current economic conditions we are finding that traditional retail planning studies drawing on household surveys, estimates of development potential and health checks are insufficient to inform a robust and realistic strategy to sustain and enhance town centre vitality and viability. I have no hesitation in recommending FSP in providing a very knowledgeable commercial perspective in this challenging area of work.

    Tim Brown|Chief Planning Officer, Blackpool Council

  • I have found Retail Pulse very interesting, informative and to the point.

    Sara Wadsworth|Sales & Marketing Assistant, Trendsetter Home Furnishings Ltd

  • FSP produced summary research to help market our scheme to retailers. It has been gold for our agents.

    Ian Sanderson|Chester Properties

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