A company that aims to help international retailers looking to open stores in the UK is set to launch next month.
LDN Retail is a partnership between property firm Shackleton, PR company Lamb to Slaughter, law firm RLS Property Lawyers and retail design company Pop Store. The new partnership aims to help international retailers unfamiliar with the British market navigate property laws and business practices.
Rob Fay, co-founder of Shackleton Property, said he had found a demand for an easy route into the London market. “Nothing like this exists at the moment and so there is a bit of a gap,” said Fay.
“The people we’ve been talking to at trade shows, such as Pitti Uomo and Bread & Butter, have all expressed a desire to be in London. But they’ve found there are more hurdles than with launching into other markets.”
Donna Lambert, founder of Lamb to Slaughter, described LDN Retail as a “one stop shop” for international retailers and brands wanting to make the move to London.
Lambert added that the service would help save time and money spent resourcing and searching for separate property consultants, lawyers, store design, human resources and PR/marketing companies.
The founders of LDN Retail already have established contacts and clients in Europe, US, Japan, China, South Korea and Australia, so will be targeting brands and retailers from these countries.