Recruit to thrive in an online retail world

Over the last ten years, online giants like Amazon have re-moulded the way consumers think about the buying experience. So, what do today’s customers expect? And why should you be recruiting board members and directors who understand the online marketplace, even if you simply sell on the high street? The Amazon effect Amazon, along with [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Shop Direct’s big tech bet

Henry Birch is taking a punt that Andy Burton is the heavy hitter he has been looking for to continue to transform Shop Direct’s technology capabilities. Burton may not be a familiar name to many in retail, but his achievements in the world of technology help explain why Birch was so keen to secure his [...]

By | February 22nd, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

The mentoring initiative that hopes to fast-track female leaders in hospitality

There is an industry-wide initiative to mentor female managers in hospitality and corporate food establishments to break into board level roles in London. The objective is to provide outstanding mentoring, advice and motivation for women putting their names in the hat for senior management roles. This is a particular boost for women who work in [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Sir Alex Ferguson can teach us a lot about leadership

Even if you are not a sport fan, you might have heard the name Sir Alex Ferguson. The iconic former Manchester United manager led his football team to multiple major titles over a reign spanning more than 25 years. Since he retired, Ferguson has even been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, such is [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Jones will get Halfords motoring

Graham Stapleton has turned to a trusted former colleague to help deliver his plan of streamlining the Halfords business. This week it was reported that former Dixons Carphone executive Keith Jones will join as chief operating officer as part of a restructure of the leadership team which will see the roles of group commercial director [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Price rises and shortages predicted in the event of a no-deal Brexit

A number of leading retailers including Asda and Waitrose have warned the government that a no-deal Brexit could cause large scale disruption to the food supply chain. Grocery price rises The retailers detailed their concerns in a letter, which was supported by the trade body the British Retail Consortium. The most significant issue which the [...]

By | February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leading an older team? Follow these tips for success

The prevailing culture of meritocracy means leadership roles are usually given to those individuals who demonstrate the best fit for the job. This may result in a younger person being in a senior role and managing workers who are a decade or more older. In a society where people often compare themselves with their peers [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments