Sales at UK convenience stores up 17%

The UK's convenience stores saw an increase in sales of almost a fifth in the four weeks up to June 13 2020. This has been attributed to shoppers going 'ultra-local' through the period of COVID-19. The lockdown and concerns around safety have had a significant impact on every element of the retail market. Sales at [...]

By | June 29th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

5 wrong assumptions about executive coaching

Many people looking to sign up for executive coaching sessions worry that it won't be the right fit for them. This couldn't be further from the truth. Below we address 5 wrong assumptions about executive coaching and explain why it could actually be the right move for you. Assumption #1: It’s not for me When [...]

By | June 26th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Opinion: How to sustain team culture while home working

Of all the decisions facing retail leaders, the choice between initiating a gradual return to the office and shifting to a predominantly home working model must be among the toughest. In a fast-moving, dynamic sector the social interactions that take place in offices and stores up and down the country shape a company’s culture. Friendships [...]

By | June 26th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

When the heat is on: 4 types of leader under pressure

Leaders are typically considered to have one of four personality types: driver, expressive, amiable or analytical. Read on to learn more about each one and how to overcome the issues these characteristics present when working under pressure. The Driver Strengths: Drivers are advantageous in an emergency. They see the end result they want and go [...]

By | June 24th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Friend and boss: can you be both?

Many people spend as much – if not more – time with their professional colleagues than they do with their families. And spending so much time in such close quarters inevitably leads to close friendships. Boss or friend? In many ways, this can be a good thing as colleagues who consider themselves friends with one [...]

By | June 22nd, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

5 questions to ask when choosing an executive coach

Executive coaching has many benefits, it can improve self-awareness, increase motivation and boost important leadership skills such as empathy, communication and decision making. But in order for executive coaching to be effective, the coach and client need to be a good match. Here are five questions to ask, when it comes to choosing the right [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

The new normal: Adapting to the post-COVID retail environment

For most people, the last two to three months have been confusing, concerning and filled with doubts over what the future will hold. These feelings also pervade throughout the business world; companies are figuring out how best to proceed in this drastically altered environment and contemplating whether the changes they introduce will be temporary or [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Opinion: How to ace a virtual job interview

It barely needs repeating that retail is entering a ‘new normal’. Some changes, such as social distancing in shops, will hopefully be temporary; others are set to become a permanent feature of the new business landscape. One of these is remote working. Some estimates predict 50% of people will not return to offices – a [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

What next for the troubled high street?

As the retail landscape shifts before our eyes, we’ve seen the disappearance of some major brand names from our high streets in recent years. Toys R Us? Gone. BHS? Gone. And even high street stalwart Debenhams has been forced to close many branches. And that was before the sucker punch that has been the impact [...]

By | June 17th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments