H&M announce a 71.2% decline in profits

The UK retail industry announces another hit this week as high street clothing brand H&M announce their pre-tax profits for the financial year have dropped by over 70%. The clothing retail company which originated in Sweden in 1947, has become one of the UK's most recognised fast-fashion high street brands and have over 260 stores [...]

By | September 16th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Move of the Week: M&S’s new customer loyalty tactic

M&S is following a tried and tested formula as it looks to unlock the value of its customer data. This week the retailer drafted in former Tesco Clubcard director Danielle Papagapiou as its head of loyalty to work alongside another ex-Clubcard boss Andrew Mann who joined in January as head of insight and customer loyalty. [...]

By | September 13th, 2019|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Sound mind and sound leadership

Warren Bennis once stated, "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." But how do we know if we're serving up a fractured vision? Leaders often find themselves under heavy pressure. When it comes to keeping the company running or making sure that all employees are working succinctly towards a common goal, there are [...]

By | September 13th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

New research suggests improved skills could save the high street

Saving the High Street may mean focusing on improving the skills of the British workforce. The think tank Centre for Cities has suggested that reviving the retail sector is something that can be done by upskilling people so that better jobs can be created, leading to increased spending power. Boosting local economies is an important [...]

By | September 11th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

When quiet leadership creates a big impact

There is no 'one size fits all' in retail decision making. Every company has its own hit list of attributes for senior staff. The things required from leaders can change over time too, particularly when your retail company faces a period of intense pressure, or needs to step up risk-taking, innovation and change management. Organisations [...]

By | September 9th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments


£Significant Day Rate 6-12 Months Contract - Immediate Start This market-leading and highly respected retailer in their specialist field require an experienced HR professional to be an integral part of their senior leadership team. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Interim HR Director will lead the HR team to ensure colleagues within their group are [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Representative Sample of Jobs|0 Comments

Seamless onboarding for retail executives

The resources invested in a retail executive search can be considerable. Add to that the pressure of getting them operational and effective quickly, and top-level recruitment becomes an even bigger drain and distraction. When the pressure is on, having a new senior member of staff who is out of step can have a ripple effect [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Overcoming imposter syndrome to be a better business leader

It’s only human to have the occasional moments of doubt and ‘second guess’ major decisions in the pressurised world of modern retailing. Part of the emotional intelligence of modern leaders is being able to recognise heightened hesitation or confusion and to seek out support and insights from executive colleagues, projects teams and reliable retail data. [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Interim Director of Trading – Food

£Significant Six-figure Day Rate – Immediate Start 6-12 Months Contract | Midlands Based This is one of the market leaders in their field with retail sites throughout the UK and Europe. Reporting to the Group Trading Director, you will assume full responsibility for the food trading team as they commence on their next stage of [...]

By | September 1st, 2019|Representative Sample of Jobs|0 Comments