Having faced its most difficult challenge to date, the UK retail sector must now look forward. As consumers learn to live in the ‘new world’, retailers must adapt and evolve to meet these requirements by providing consistent innovation across their products, brand and channels. In such changing and uncertain times this resilience and ability to adapt remains key to future growth.
As we progress through 2021, a number of themes are set to dominate. From a renewed focus on the digital customer journey, leading to a change in the role of the store, through to areas such as personalisation and an increasing demand for choice by consumers; the freedom to browse, purchase and return at anytime, from anywhere will be critical to success.
How we can help you
At Berwick Partners our team have extensive experience and expertise in their area of specialism. We understand the direction of travel in the market and the demands on those that will deliver these strategies.
We have significant track record delivering on the new, the difficult and the demanding positions and perhaps most importantly, we have real passion for doing so with energy and determination. Our clients include Asos, Boohoo, Misguided, Farrow & Ball, Carpetright, The Works, Breitling, Studio Retail and Central England Cooperative.
We are experts in helping identify and source the talent required to help organisations develop and evolve in this competitive environment. With particular expertise in identifying senior leaders and management roles across all functional specialisms, we can help you in strengthening your leadership teams, ensuring that your organisation has the right people in place to prosper into the future.
Roles we recruit for include:
- Managing Director
- Operations Director
- Commercial Director
- Head of Retail
- General Manager
- Buying Director
- Trading Director
- Head of Brand
- Head of Product
- Head of Customer Experience
- Marketing Director
- Merchandising Director
- Head of/Director Digital Marketing
- Head of/Director E Commerce
We run an extensive programme of leadership events across the Retail, Consumer and Leisure sectors. Notable events held recently include:
- "HR & CEO a critical relationship?" with Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Wm Morrisons
- The legacy of leadership in times of criss with Steve Murrell, Group CEO of The Co-op Group
- Diversity & Inclusion Expert Panel – ‘Diversity – A vital strategic priority’ (Event recording)
- Diversity & Inclusion Expert Panel – ‘Are you giving the ‘I’ the right focus? (Event recording)