Category Archives: The Retail Champion

The Consumer Revolution; The Retail Evolution – how the internet has changed the way we shop…

On 14th May I am looking forward to speaking at the first “Digital High Street” conference. I’ll be speaking about a topic very close to my heart is something I’ve observed, we all have, we’ve all been part of it … Continue reading

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Beyond Portas – Communities need to work together to reconnect people with local businesses #indieretail

I don’t think anyone would claim our high streets are thriving, and whilst some are better than others, most are in need of a boost. The government invested in some support for the high street, but I am not sure … Continue reading

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Retailer master-classes – 10-steps to retail success #retailsuccess

I wanted to let you know that I am planning to offer 1-day master-classes for independent retailers / consumer-facing businesses around the UK, delivered within the communities, ideally in partnership with a local business community or network.

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Be a Retail Champion! 10-steps to retail success group mentoring sessions

Due to a number of requests I am setting up group mentoring sessions. These will be delivered online by webinar. These will cost £25 per hour and I’d run them in evenings so as to avoid impact on your core … Continue reading

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Why business rates need to change to mirror changes in consumerism

In the 2 weeks from 6th to 20th January 2013 I felt like I’d got caught up in a non-stop media circus. From radio to TV, it was all happening, and practically daily! First it was about the retailers were reporting … Continue reading

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Pledge your Support for Independent Retail #indieretail

Spend your £££s wisely – a little can go a long way The CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) did some research for FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) about the value of a £1 spent locally – the results were … Continue reading

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Portas Review One Year On: Consumer Revolution, Retail Evolution and Innovation

As part of a group of writers I was invited to comment for AMT (Action for Market Towns) on the 1 year anniversary of the Portas review having been published. For more details, and to see all the other contributions, … Continue reading

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