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On Wednesday 14 November 2018, the Yorkshire board of the TMA invites you to join us for some insightful discussion on distress in the retail sector.


Stephen Springham (Head of Retail Research for Knight Frank) is coming up from London to provide us with the benefit of his extensive experience in the sector (including the impact of the recent spate of CVAs and administration on the future of the property market in the retail sector).


Womble Bond Dickinson will also be on hand to share some practical tips from their recent experiences advising various concessionaires and suppliers into a number of the failed retailers.


To top it all off, there will be the customary drinks and canapes to follow.


The event is open to all TMA members and free of charge to guests of sponsoring organisations.


We hope to see you on the evening.

About the speaker/s

Stephen Springham

Stephen has more than 20 years’ experience working exclusively in the retail sector, in a research, analysis and consulting capacity. He has a uniquely ‘holistic’ view of retail, having worked for an array of employers with varying focuses on the retail sector – Retail Analysis, Strategic/Management Consultancy, M&A/Due Diligence, Equity Performance, Accountancy and Property.

His initial focus was on retail occupier markets, working as a retail analyst and developing a deep understanding of key drivers and performance of consumer and retail markets. For the last 15 years, he had specialised in retail property, initially working as a Retail Consultant for Experian and subsequently as Head of Retail Research for the property advisor King Sturge ﴾transferring to the role of Director of Retail Research at Jones Lang LaSalle following the two companies’ merger in 2011﴿.

He joined Knight Frank’s Retail Team in April 2015 to head up and drive the Retail Research function.

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