November 2020

3 key skills to look for in new retail recruits

By | November 23rd, 2020|All News and Events|

For many people, their first experience of a real job is in retail. Retail positions attract a range of candidates, from young people looking for their first job to more experienced workers hoping to work their way up to a managerial role. But regardless of the candidate's background, there are several key skills that recruiters [...]

Different Leadership Styles

By | November 20th, 2020|Leadership|

Leadership is different to management, in that to be a leader, one must have at least one follower. Credited with high levels of social intelligence, leaders are often resilient to change. They are considered masters of not only self-awareness but also pre-empt the actions of others. When considering leadership examples around the world, we can [...]

Move of the Week: BBC’s Matt Grest is a Very good fit

By | November 20th, 2020|Move of The Week|

Matt Grest’s move from the BBC to The Very Group demonstrates once again that previous retail experience is not a prerequisite for senior leaders so long as you have the correct skillset. Nowhere is this truer than in tech roles where talented individuals often move fluidly between different industries and the public and private sectors. [...]

How can retail talent mapping transform your business?

By | November 18th, 2020|All News and Events|

Here at Anthony Gregg, we're proud to offer UK businesses a range of top-quality retail services, from retail executive training to retail executive searching. One of the most versatile and useful services the team offers is retail talent mapping. Retail talent mapping could make a wealth of difference to your business, transforming it in every [...]

What does it take to be a great retail executive?

By | November 16th, 2020|All News and Events|

“Well, it’s not rocket science, is it? You just sell stuff. Put it in the window and open the doors.” We’ve all heard a version of that kind of misunderstanding, which manages to miss the sales target by a country mile. For a start, let’s talk about the ‘stuff’. As a professional Retail Executive, you [...]

Recruitment strategies to boost your retail business

By | November 13th, 2020|All News and Events|

It’s a challenging time for the retail industry, which is why effective leadership is more critical than ever. If you’re looking to hire a new executive or director for your retail business, then there are some key considerations you need to make. Here at Anthony Gregg, searching for quality retail recruitment is our speciality. So, [...]

Move of the Week: Sainsbury’s leadership team to offer acceleration and focus

By | November 13th, 2020|Move of The Week|

Sainsbury’s boss Simon Roberts has wasted little time stamping his mark on the business since he took over the reins from Mike Coupe in June. Last week, Roberts unveiled a new vision for Sainsbury’s just a year after Coupe had set out his own five-year strategic plan. Covid-19 has changed the retail landscape beyond recognition [...]

From awareness to goal-setting and agility: how executive coaching boosts leadership

By | November 11th, 2020|All News and Events|

Executive coaching is a tailored learning process that empowers leaders and executives and enables self-development and growth, which ultimately achieves greater business success. A key benefit in executive coaching is improved leadership abilities - coaching offers invaluable insights and solid recommendations to those steering the ship to ensure both they and their organisation are on [...]


By | November 11th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£To Attract The Best Home Based- UK Wide Travel This market-leading specialist retailer, known and well respected in their chosen field, requires an experienced multi-site, Retail Operations professional to help spearhead the next stage of exciting growth and consolidation. Reporting to the newly appointed Retail Director, you will lead motivate and inspire a large team [...]


By | November 11th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£To Attract The Best Home Based- UK Wide Travel This market-leading specialist luxury retailer, with sites throughout the UK, requires a highly experienced multi-site, retail operations professional to help spearhead the next stage of exciting growth and expansion. Reporting the Group Retail Director, you will lead motivate and inspire c20 regional managers,  to achieve the [...]