October 2020

September 2020

Retail executives brace for another surge of public panic buying in supermarkets across UK

By | September 30th, 2020|All News and Events|

As rumours of a second national lockdown leading up to the Christmas period sweep the UK, retail executives are once again warning that this could lead to a surge of public panic buying across supermarkets once more - despite constant reassurance that panic or bulk buying will not be necessary. Despite another country-wide lockdown being [...]

Aldi set to add 4000 UK jobs

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

German supermarket giant, Aldi, has recently announced their intention to open 100 new stores in the United Kingdom within the next year, creating 4000 new jobs in the process. The decision is a direct result of their 2-year investment pledge of £1.3 billion, which aims to lead to the release of new developments and innovations, [...]

The most common leadership styles explained

By | September 28th, 2020|Leadership|

As a corporate business leader, over the course of your career, you will have experienced a wide range of leadership styles. In order to be the best leader possible, it is important that you are able to not only recognise different leadership styles but know when and how to display them yourself. In this blog [...]

How can executive coaching help businesses after the pandemic?

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

Covid-19 has turned the world of business upside down. Business owners have faced new challenges and have had to be flexible to ensure that their companies survive during these unprecedented times. Although the pandemic is still very much ongoing, it is essential that business executives look towards the future and plan for life after Covid-19. [...]

Negative leadership styles adopted under pressure

By | September 25th, 2020|Leadership|

When you are a leader of a company, you will naturally want to lead your colleagues and subordinates in the most effective, positive way possible. Many leaders, however, adopt negative leadership styles when under pressure, often without even realising it. In this blog post, we outline some of the most common, negative leadership styles. 1. [...]

Can a subscription model save Pret a Manger?

By | September 24th, 2020|All News and Events|

During the lockdown, several high street favourites kept themselves afloat by offering a subscription service, the most successful being Hotel Chocolat. The high street chocolatier's profits actually increased in 2020, thanks in no small part to the popularity of its Tasting Club subscription service. Subscriptions were initially seen as a temporary way to retain customers [...]

Poundland launches alcohol sales

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

Poundland has been on a bit of a roll lately. The company is undertaking a widespread transformation programme and, last week, it announced the latest new addition: alcohol. Selected branches will be trialling “shops in shops”, selling a range of branded gin, rum, wine, vodka, lager, cider and even ready mixed drinks, all provided by [...]

Four management traps to look out for

By | September 22nd, 2020|Leadership|

Being in charge is difficult, and some people take to it more naturally than others. Even the best employee can find themselves out of their depth when placed in a leadership role. Luckily, leadership can be learned like any other skill. There are a number of common traps that many bosses fall into, and avoiding [...]

Retail executives urge government to protect shopworkers from violence

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

Retail executives from 23 of the UK’s leading shops, along with several prominent industry bodies, have signed a letter to the prime minister urging the government to introduce new laws to protect retail workers from violence and abuse. This comes just a few days before the second reading of MP Alex Norris’s private member's bill [...]