February 2020

Clothing and footwear behind recent UK retail rebound

By | February 26th, 2020|All News and Events|

Retail sales bounced back through January 2020 as consumers snapped up discounted clothing and footwear in the sales. It was a welcome boost for the high street after a gloomy 2019 that went down as the worst year ever recorded. The Office for National Statistics recorded an average rise in sales across both the high [...]

How to turn a vision into reality through leadership

By | February 24th, 2020|Leadership|

When reaching for the stars, it is absolutely essential for leaders to be visionaries. They must think beyond what is good for them; they must consider how they can create a company that makes a difference, has ambition, and provides a working environment that employees will truly value. So, with that in mind, what should [...]

UK retail yet to benefit from a post-election bounce

By | February 21st, 2020|All News and Events|

Estate agents have been calling it the 'Boris Bounce'. Homebuyers and sellers who had been reluctant to commit to an expensive house move for the past couple of years as Brexit uncertainty dragged on have started to return to the market in the aftermath of the December election. The average asking price for a UK [...]

Move of the Week: Poulter will need all her nous to revive Laura Ashley

By | February 21st, 2020|Move of The Week|

It says much about the scale of the crisis facing Laura Ashley that, less than two months after joining the business, Katharine Poulter’s accession to the role of chief executive has been fast-tracked. Poulter only joined the embattled retailer at the start of January as chief operating officer, albeit with a succession plan seemingly in [...]


By | February 20th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

FTC c.£200k equivalent 6-12 month contract Based London This highly respected and market leading high street retailer, requires an experienced Interim Head of Property professional, to help re-shape the group’s future enviable property portfolio. Reporting to the Group Property Director, you will have full autonomy in this role, to lead the property team to ensure they [...]

Should the rise in AI worry retailers?

By | February 19th, 2020|All News and Events|

In recent times, we’ve seen the introduction of more and more machinery and automation in high streets up and down the country. From self-checkouts to handheld devices that allow you to scan items as you shop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the future of retail heavily involves technology. The British Retail Consortium estimates [...]


By | February 18th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

FTC c.£200k including expenses Our client, a leader in their field requires an Interim Financial Controller for an immediate start. You will be a seasoned Interim FC with experience of working in a listed business and ready to hit the ground running. A deep understanding of UK Plc or listed business is key as is [...]

The ‘Champion Mindset’: What is it, and how you can achieve it?

By | February 17th, 2020|Leadership|

The ‘Champion Mindset’ is, quite simply, an approach to business that prioritises success but doesn’t condemn failure. It is all about trying hard, achieving goals and making mistakes, and subsequently learning from that which you have experienced and putting it to use in the future. Attaining the right mindset is absolutely crucial in any walk [...]


By | February 14th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Six Figure Basic + Bonus Working for an industry renowned and highly respected retailer, together with designing an executive end to end category strategy, you will assume full responsibility for the trading team as they commence on their next stage of exciting growth and development.  Please email Tony Gregg, quoting ref:1936, with your remuneration details [...]