Best retail employer crown passes to new name

John Lewis has been toppled from the top spot in the UK retail employers’ league table. Its crown has been handed to a kitchen manufacturer, but how significant is that? 2019 top spots announced In a 2018 count of employee votes, John Lewis emerged triumphant as the best retail employer in the UK. However, according [...]

By | March 29th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Arcadia Group looks to cut costs to save brand

A restructuring plan is underway at Arcadia Group, the firm that manages high-street brands Topshop and Miss Selfridge, to cut costs to make the businesses more financially secure. Sir Philip Green, the owner of the retail empire, has stated that this is “an exceptionally challenging” environment for UK retailers. Early indications show that there are [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Leadership tips from successful CEOs

There are so many skills that great leaders possess, from inner strength and determination to time management and presentation skills. Balancing all of this can be difficult, however, some people have perfected the art of leadership, and built incredible businesses. We look at successful CEOs and their leadership advice, so you can learn from the [...]

By | March 26th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

What’s next for retail chatbots?

E-Commerce has enthusiastically embraced the customer service and productivity benefits of using chatbots on websites and within messaging apps. This technology is now beginning to find feasible applications in physical stores too and can streamline processes for “bricks and clicks” companies. How chatbots are transforming the retail sector Chatbots use artificial Intelligence to carry out [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Notonthehighstreet’s next-level leadership team

On the face of it, Phil Branston is simply swapping one online marketplace for another by moving from Just Eat to take up the position of chief financial officer at Notonthehighstreet.com. Both businesses have built platforms that connect consumers with small business owners, but that’s largely where the similarities end. While Just Eat’s sales continue [...]

By | March 15th, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

LK Bennett calls in administrators

The UK high-street has taken another knock this week with the news that LK Bennett has gone into administration. The retailer’s descent into administration had an immediate effect with 55 job losses and other jobs threatened across the UK. Five stores have already closed across the country, including two in London (Brent Cross and Westbourne [...]

By | March 13th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

What football management can tell us about retail executive recruitment

When it comes to retail executive recruitment, the success of an individual in previous roles plays an important part of the selection process. However, the success in one position isn’t necessarily replicable in another position. There are many factors that can contribute to success. How top football clubs are run is similar to executive recruitment, [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments