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    • Mental Health & Team Wellbeing at Geolytix

      Mental Health & Team Wellbeing at Geolytix

      10th May 2022

      Mental Health and Our Team's wellbeing is something we prioritise at Geolytix. Click to read more about what we do for our team...

    • A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist

      A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist

      10th May 2022

      Ever wondered what the life of a Data Scientist is like at Geolytix is like? Read more to find out...

    • A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst

      A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst

      10th May 2022

      Ever wondered what the life of a Data Analyst is like at Geolytix is like? Read more to find out...

    • Geolytix: The Graduate Route

      Geolytix: The Graduate Route

      10th May 2022

      Matt joined Geolytix straight from University, after graduating with a Degree in Geography. Here he tells us about his role as a Data Analyst....

    • A Day in the life of a Location Planning Partner

      A Day in the life of a Location Planning Partner

      10th May 2022

      Ever wondered what the life of a Location Planner is like at Geolytix is like? Read more to find out...

    • Geolytix: The Apprentice Route

      Geolytix: The Apprentice Route

      10th May 2022

      Becca joined Geolytix straight from college as a data apprentice. Now a fully qualified Data Analyst, Becca tells us about a day in her role...

    • UK Retail Points - Supermarket Locations 2022Q1

      UK Retail Points - Supermarket Locations 2022Q1

      21st April 2022

      A strong start in the first quarter of 2022 for the UK grocery market. The opening and addition of 196 stores and 48 closures in our latest data release.

    • Are you our next Location Planning Partner?

      Are you our next Location Planning Partner?

      7th April 2022

      Are you a strong communicator, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, enjoy the word of retail and have a good grasp of geography? This role could be for you...

    • Geolytix, Geolytics, Geolytic

      Geolytix, Geolytics, Geolytic

      28th March 2022

      “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet” - William Shakespeare

    • Scotland's Census 2022

      Scotland's Census 2022

      18th March 2022

      Scotland's Census Day is 20 March 2022.

    • The Women of Geolytix

      The Women of Geolytix

      17th March 2022

      International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on the 8th March. This year the women of Geolytix shared a more personal side to them through story maps.

    • Porto: Bridges, Hills, Port and Viewpoints

      Porto: Bridges, Hills, Port and Viewpoints

      23rd February 2022

      At last, time to dust off the trusty Geolytix tote for my first overseas adventure since the start of 2020. Where's Lou goes international... my first destination: Porto, Portugal's 'second city'.

    • GEOLYTIX and GEOMOB podcast

      GEOLYTIX and GEOMOB podcast

      15th February 2022

      Blair sat down with Steve of GEOMOB to talk about all things GeoInnovation. Scroll down to listen to the podcast..

    • UKBIA22 Awards Winner

      UKBIA22 Awards Winner

      14th February 2022

    • Introducing... Locate

      Introducing... Locate

      27th January 2022

      Ever wanted to quickly find the nearest supermarket to your Airbnb? Or the nearest branch that you bank with? We are using the XYZ framework (which underpins MAPP) to allow you to do just that.

    • Mental Health in the Geolytix workplace

      Mental Health in the Geolytix workplace

      26th January 2022

      The first week of January saw the MHFA team in Geolytix plan on how we could help embrace and protect mental health amongst the team. Read more to see our plans...

    • Blossom in the Year of the Tiger

      Blossom in the Year of the Tiger

      26th January 2022

      Coco discusses Chinese New Year traditions, and the slight alterations made throughout the pandemic.

    • We're looking for our next Senior Data Analyst

      We're looking for our next Senior Data Analyst

      17th January 2022

      Do you enjoy problem solving? Is your idea of a good day receiving huge amounts of data? This position could be for you; click to read more...

    • Could you be our next Data Scientist?

      Could you be our next Data Scientist?

      14th January 2022

      Are you an experienced data scientist or modeller, who enjoys problem solving and your idea of a good day is receiving huge amount of data? This position could be for you....

    • UK Supermarket Retail Points - Q4 2021

      UK Supermarket Retail Points - Q4 2021

      22nd December 2021

      The 22nd version and final update for 2021 of UK Supermarket Retail Points is available. Aldi continues it's expansion, Morrisons Daily stores increase and Mere enters the market.

    • My work experience week at Geolytix

      My work experience week at Geolytix

      30th November 2021

      Gagan Singh Virk joined us in October on a work experience placement from NewVic college. Here he details his week with us...

    • Studying through a pandemic

      Studying through a pandemic

      25th November 2021

      Last Thursday was postgraduate results day at the University of Leeds, and although graduation is still a long way away (thanks to Covid-19 I haven’t even had my undergraduate graduation ceremony yet), it feels like a perfect time to reflect on this chapter of my life.

    • Becoming a micro multinational

      Becoming a micro multinational

      25th November 2021

      Over the years, Geolytix has grown internationally. Ben Purple, our Business Director, tells how our growth wasn't exactly how we originally envisioned.

    • 10% of our team are now Mental Health First Aiders

      10% of our team are now Mental Health First Aiders

      23rd November 2021

      Donna, Rachel, Josh and Kate recently qualified as Mental Health First Aiders. Here they talk about their reasons for qualifying and their plans for supporting the team at Geolytix.

    • Pop Up Horsham –helping pandemic entrepreneurs reinvent the high street.

      Pop Up Horsham –helping pandemic entrepreneurs reinvent the high street.

      18th November 2021

      Kate visited Pop Up Horsham, a council led scheme aimed at helping both reinvent the high street whilst supporting local small businesses created during Lockdown...

    • Queen's Award 2021 - a Windsor Castle celebration

      Queen's Award 2021 - a Windsor Castle celebration

      11th November 2021

      Last night we were invited to Windsor Castle to attend a celebratory reception for the Queens Award.

    • My Reading Roadtrip with Geolytix

      My Reading Roadtrip with Geolytix

      9th November 2021

      In September, back when days were longer and the weather a little warmer, Jasper and a few of the team headed out to Reading for a site visit. He writes about the day below...

    • Bonfire Societies - a Sussex phenomenon?

      Bonfire Societies - a Sussex phenomenon?

      5th November 2021

      Remember, remember the 5th of November... Realising her bonfire night was a Sussex tradition, Kate talks about the world of Bonfire Societies, using MAPP to look at the possible impact of the festivities road closures.

    • Opening up the World of Location Planning with COOK

      Opening up the World of Location Planning with COOK

      2nd November 2021

      COOK approached us, keen to open more shops and concessions; they requested a toolset that would help support them in understanding and analysing the potential of new locations. Challenge accepted, we got to work...

    • The top 10 things I learned on the ten-year Geolytix journey

      The top 10 things I learned on the ten-year Geolytix journey

      28th October 2021

      Blair, our CEO has reflected on his 10 years at Geolytix, and has jotted down 10 things that he has learned in the past decade.

    • 10 new GeoData packs in 10 countries

      10 new GeoData packs in 10 countries

      28th October 2021

      Not only are we celebrating 10 years of Geolytix this month we have been busy created new GeoData for 10 countries.

    • 10 years of success stories

      10 years of success stories

      27th October 2021

      Geolytix wouldn't be successful without its clients; to celebrate 10 years, we thought we would look back on 10 of our UK projects that have helped us become the company we are today.

    • Top 10 MAPP features

      Top 10 MAPP features

      27th October 2021

      To celebrate 10 years of Geolytix, we couldn't forget MAPP. As MAPP isn't 10 years old yet, we thought we would celebrate our top 10 features instead...

    • Ready, set, 'GetGo'

      Ready, set, 'GetGo'

      26th October 2021

      Last week Tesco opened its first checkout-free store, 'GetGo' in High Holborn. We couldn't pass up the opportunity for a site visit!

    • Refill Stores

      Refill Stores

      19th October 2021

      Can I get a refill? Zero waste suppliers are on the rise in the UK, and I've been trying out a few innovative local options.

    • Growing our affluence (proxies) - finding the rich and the rest

      Growing our affluence (proxies) - finding the rich and the rest

      29th September 2021

      Sometimes to get the perfect data, you have to think outside the box. Faced with a data limitation, Clive our Data Scientist, turned to Facebook to answer a few affluence questions