Lidl to offer top supermarket pay grade

European retailer Lidl has become the UK’s top-paying supermarket after bosses announced that they would raise wages for all 19,000 of their staff across the country. The supermarket recently reported that they would raise employee wages to the total cost of £10m, which has been designed to fit in line with new estimates of the [...]

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

How pressure can be positive

Pressure comes as standard as part of any leadership role and can be both a negative and positive force when driving behaviour. An effective corporate business leader will know how to delegate and be able to communicate competently when under pressure. However, when under pressure, behaviour can be impacted and you may struggle to effectively [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

The formula for a winning retail Christmas ad

We’ve previously looked at some of the most iconic Christmas ads in recent history, but what makes these so memorable? We’re exploring some common themes from top retailer adverts at Christmas time to uncover the winning formula. A memorable song As the Christmas adverts roll in, so do the unusual cover songs. This year, John [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Move of the week: Dixons Carphone’s new faces have digital know-how in their DNA

Alex Baldock has cast the recruitment net beyond the retail sector as he continues his digital transformation of Dixons Carphone. Mark Allsop will join the executive team from Merlin Entertainments in the newly-created role of chief digital officer, while Dyson executive Andy Gamble has been appointed the retailer’s new chief information officer. These are significant [...]

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

The best retailer Christmas adverts

It’s a common saying that once the Christmas advertisements start appearing on TV, then the festive season is truly upon us. Over the last few years, inspired by the poignant, beautifully crafted adverts produced by the John Lewis Group, other retailers have quickly gotten in on the act and in the process, dominated the pop [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Leadership styles that corporate business leaders will have to face

When businesses face high-pressure situations, some leaders thrive while others crash and burn. These four points explore some of the flaws that can emerge in leadership when placed under pressure, and the steps to take to navigate the process efficiently and successfully. 1. Be driven by purpose rather than pressure Although external sources of pressure [...]

By | November 18th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

ASDA blames dip in profits on Brexit uncertainty

The supermarket chain ASDA has reportedly blamed its downturn in profits in the third quarter on increasing consumer uncertainty over Brexit, culminating in the increasing concern that the country might end up leaving without a deal or not at all. The Big Four retailer saw a 0.5% drop in profits in the last quarter, despite [...]

By | November 15th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

The top qualities of marketing executives

Owners of retail businesses are constantly looking for ways to become leading brands. And to become a leading brand, you need to look out for top talent. A marketing executive is a valuable member of your team, but you need to make sure they understand the value of customer satisfaction in the services or goods [...]

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