Based on Retail Executives Retail Breakfast Presentation January 21st 2020 Retail trading in each of the past five or six years has been more challenging. I see no evidence to suggest this year will not continue this trend, and next year. In almost 40 years this is by far the most difficult market I have […]

Richard Hyman, Board Advisor Retail Executives Limited and RAH Advisory Limited We have all grown up in an era of upward-only economic growth. The rate has varied and we have had the odd short-lived recession. But in the consumer economy, growth has been almost guaranteed for generations. For most of this period consumers’ spending power […]

Small business lender, 365 Business Finance, has created a timeline detailing the appearance and disappearance of retail stores on the British High Street from 2008 to 2018. The timeline serves to provide a visual depiction of a changing high street against the backdrop of recent media coverage of store closures. The timeline lists 46 retailers; […]

Everything in retail is turning upside down. For generations, the key to growing a retail business was to open more and more stores. Getting physically bigger was what it was all about. The size of a retailer’s store estate was a proxy for its strength – several hundred stores or more always impressed, and ensured […]

Retail Executives, a specialist retail executive search and advisory firm, has appointed Richard Hyman as board advisor. Richard Hyman is a world-leading expert in the retail industry, having provided top-level analytics, insight and thought leadership on retail intelligence to hundreds of businesses over the past four decades. Hyman’s role will include offering strategic advice across […]

Retail Executives Limited a specialist retail executive search firm has appointed Matthew Parry as Partner. Having started his career as a graduate in the UK retail sector, Matthew joined an international executive recruiter to help launch their retail business. He subsequently joined a prominent International search firm to head up its Consumer Practice in the […]

Retail Executives Limited a specialist fashion & retail recruiter of senior fashion executives has appointed former Very Exclusive Managing Director Sarah Curran-Usher MBE as Partner and Head of the new Retail Advisory division. Curran-Usher is also the Chairman of Richards Radcliffe and a Non-Executive of French Connection. Curran-Usher started her career at The Times on-line, […]

Retail Executives Limited a specialist fashion & retail recruiter of senior fashion executives has appointed Darren Topp as Chairman. Topp will be responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, growth of the firm’s advisory board and board practice. Topp previously held senior roles in Marks & Spencer, before joining BHS and Outfit as COO, being promoted […]

Fashion Portfolio

A portfolio is a key tool required when applying for any roles within graphic design, and of course roles within the fashion industry are no different. While interviewing well is also equally important, a comprehensive fashion portfolio will help communicate your style, ability, creativity and understanding of the industry to a potential employer. Without a […]

Get into Fashion

If you’re at a point in your life where you’re looking at the next steps to take in your career, it’s likely that you’ve thought long and hard about what you want to do, what will make you happy, and what will provide you with the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you’re just out of […]