June 2020

Five things great leaders have learned to let go of

By | June 4th, 2020|Leadership|

Many positive attributes make a great leader. They need to develop the ability to strategise, to communicate, to prioritise and to inspire trust, to name just a few. However, as well as adding to their repertoire of skills, there are five key things a person needs to let go of to ensure successful leadership. Can [...]

Non-essential retail stores set to reopen from 15 June – what needs to happen?

By | June 3rd, 2020|All News and Events|

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that all non-essential retail stores across England will be permitted to reopen from 15 June. The announcement follows nine weeks of enforced closures since lockdown began on 23 March. Lockdown restrictions ease for non-essential retailers During the daily briefing on 25 May, the Prime Minister announced that lockdown would [...]

Intu announce safety plans ahead of reopening

By | June 1st, 2020|All News and Events|

Intu has announced its safety plans to keep risk to staff and customers minimal, as it prepares for the government announcement regarding the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores. The company has 14 centres worldwide, including The Trafford Centre in Manchester, Lakeside in Essex and the Metrocentre in Gateshead and saw a million people a [...]

May 2020

How Executive Coaching can get you through COVID-19

By | May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Months into lockdown and with no clear end in sight, the United Kingdom's professional world has moved almost exclusively to working from home. This has caused a potentially permanent shift in our daily working culture. We no longer chat with our coworkers in the kitchen or meet our bosses for coffee catch-ups. Instead, we communicate [...]

Retail executives confident they can bounce back as lockdown eases

By | May 29th, 2020|All News and Events|

With lockdown restrictions continuing to gradually ease in the UK, retail executives are growing ever more confident that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be short-lived. Almost a quarter of all non-food retailers in May believed that significant disruption to their businesses would now last less than six months. That’s according to the [...]

Leadership challenges for young leaders amongst an older workforce

By | May 27th, 2020|Leadership|

Increasingly workplaces are embracing meritocracy. Promotion is no longer based on time served, but instead on choosing the best person for the job. This has been aided by the introduction of more formal assessment, interview panels and other processes by which anyone who shows merit can earn themselves promotion. Arguably this is one of the [...]

How retail executives are adapting marketing strategies during the coronavirus outbreak

By | May 25th, 2020|All News and Events|

As the government’s lockdown rules look set to gradually be relaxed over the coming weeks and months, retail executives around the country are considering how they will need to adapt their marketing when shops reopen. There are some key lessons to be learnt from supermarket retailers, who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, keeping the [...]

Opinion: Flexibility will be key in post-pandemic jobs market

By | May 22nd, 2020|Move of The Week|

Worries about job security will I’m sure be dominating the thoughts of many people working in retail right now. While the extension to the government’s job retention scheme is to be welcomed, for many retailers it merely delays the job cuts that will inevitably come at some point in the not-too-distant future. The next twelve [...]