FSP helps UK and European Clients to increase the value of their real estate assets.  We do this by combining exceptional business insight and market intelligence with 40 years consultancy experience, working alongside clients and professional advisors to devise and implement successful management strategies.  

FSP works with investors, developers and professional advisors across a wide range of asset types, from local shopping parades and transport hubs to shopping parks, designer outlet centres and the largest city centre and out of town malls.  We are experts in business performance and understand the relationships between visitors and locations.  We use this knowledge, supported by one of the most comprehensive occupier performance databases in the industry, to demonstrate how the individual strengths of locations can be harnessed to grow asset operating income. 

FSP’s consultancy is distinguished by clear, actionable, independent advice and the detailed insight that only comes through working in management roles within retail businesses.   We take pride in our wide range of professional services, outstanding customer care and the many successful outcomes achieved by clients with our assistance.  We provide informed, practical, innovative and cost effective recommendations based upon detailed understanding of the occupier and consumer challenges facing retail property.  Over the past 4 decades and with over 3,500 projects under our belt, this has forged our reputation as the UK’s leading retail business consultancy.

Since 2015, FSP has been part of St Ives PLC, an international marketing services group with offices in the UK, North America, China and Singapore.  Sister companies including Amaze, Incite, Occam, Pragma Consulting, Response One and Solstice operate at the forefront of marketing technology and enable FSP to access and understand how digital and traditional  techniques can be harnessed in a comprehensive approach for modern consumers.

With Pragma, FSP is part of the Ebeltoft Group, a network of international retail consulting businesses covering more than 20 countries. Ebeltoft partners work with 33 of the top 50 retailers worldwide, 28 of the top 50 retailers in Europe and 24 of the Top 50 retailers in the USA. Ebeltoft companies enable FSP to combine local retailing expertise with a rigorous consultancy approach and our track record extends to projects in 18 countries.  

Whether it is attracting occupiers to empty shops, estimating sustainable rents, quantifying an asset’s income risk prior to acquisition, understanding trading gaps or creating a strategic vision of post development potential, FSP’s experienced team of consultants and international partners is ideally placed to assist you.  

FSP applies strategic skills across many types of asset.  Examples include: 

In town Shopping Centres: The Bentall Centre, Kingston; Bullring, Birmingham; Espace Saint George, Toulouse, Manchester Arndale, Manchester; Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes; Schlosse Strasse Centre, Berlin;  West Quay, Southampton; Grand Arcade (Wigan) and Union Square, Aberdeen

Out of Town Shopping Centres: Blanchardstown, Dublin; Bloomfield Centre, Bangor; Brent Cross, London; Centre Sud, Le Mans; Cribbs Causeway, Bristol; Liffey Valley, Dublin; Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield; Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow; The Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh;

Out of Town Shopping Parks: Abbotsinch Retail Park, Paisley,  Birstall Retail Park, Leeds; Crown Point Shopping Park, Leeds; Elliotts Field Shopping Park, Rugby; Kingsgate Shopping Park, East Kilbride; Fosse Park, Leicester; Monks Cross Shopping Park, York; Telford Forge Shopping Park, Telford; Templars Shopping Park, Oxford; The Fort, Birmingham; The Fort, Manchester; Thurrock Shopping Park, Thurrock; 

Outlet Centres: City Outlets Paris; Designer Outlet Wolfsburg; Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth; Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston;  London Designer Outlet, Wembley; McArthurGlen Troyes; Roppenheim The Style Outlets; Swindon Designer Outlet; Wertheim Village, Frankfurt;

Travel Retailing: Manchester Piccadilly Station; Liverpool Street Station, City of London; Manchester Airport Victoria Station, London; Manchester Airport, Shop Stop at Clapham Junction

Leisure: Brighton Marina, Brighton; Fountain Park, Edinburgh; Great North Leisure Park, Barnet;Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre, Maidstone;  Mermaid Quay, Cardiff;  Parrs Wood Leisure Park, Manchester; Riverside, Norwich; Star City, Birmingham; The Brewery, Dorchester; Xscape, Castleford; Xscape, Milton Keynes; 

Mixed Use: Canary Wharf, London; Hallsville Quarter, Canning Town; Kidbrook Village, London; Kings Cross, London; One New Change, City of London; Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich; Talbot Gateway, Blackpool; White City Place, London

Public Sector: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Blackburn with Darwen Council; Blackpool Borough Council; Bournemouth Borough Council; Gedling Borough Council; Middlesbrough Borough Council; Nottingham City Council;

Retailers: American Golf, Boots, Clas Ohlson, Cotsworld Outdoor, Fat Face, Gerry Weber, HSL, Melissa Shoes, New Balance, Pure Collection and STIHL

FSP Client Projects