The past few weeks in the retail team have seen me wearing down the soles of my shoes on a number of walking tours around London. I am currently working on acquisitions for a major client, and a key part of this is identifying the micro-locations within the various areas of London that offer the best opportunities.
This requires us to identify competition, footfall and quality of retail in each individual street within a locality. So far I’ve spent an afternoon in East London, have wandered around the City towers, and most recently have inadvertently starred in a fair few tourist photos whilst scouting out London Bridge.
The soles of my feet look set to become even more worn as the Land Aid 10k race approaches and people throughout the office start to become a little better acquainted with their gym kit. Training has begun, wagers have been made, and one unlucky Monty is set to take a dip in the Serpentine if it transpires that their speediness in laying down the gauntlet is not quite matched by that of their feet.