Lewisham High Streets Survey
Independent, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Head Count & Survey
As one of London’s most diverse boroughs, tackling inequalities in all areas is a key priority for the Council.
In order to support the diversity of our high streets, we are committed to deliver an annual headcount of our local independent retailers on the high streets.
The aim is to monitor and provide a deeper understanding of the challenges business owners, particularly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, are facing in the current climate in order to better support them and ensure they are set up to succeed.
We were the first local authority to commission an annual headcount study of this kind last year, and plans are currently underway to deliver the next survey in the coming weeks.
While the Council already delivers a comprehensive package of support and promotion to local businesses, the survey’s findings will enable the council to re-evaluate its offer, to shape policies and deliver more targeted support.
Download the Executive Summary for the key findings and recommendations from last year's study on supporting Lewisham’s independent, high street businesses.
The full report consists of five separate studies covering the business headcount and survey, footfall rates, retail unit vacancy and consumers’ views on each of high street locations across the borough.