The UK Retail sector has continued to deliver despite the challenges of the past decade in the global economy. The industry has maintained this passion by providing consistent innovation to ensure we are engaged and interested in product, brand and seeking out the perfect purchase either online or in store. In such changing and uncertain times this resilience and ability to adapt is reflected in a sector worth an estimated £358 billion in sales terms, employing just under three million people.
The new focus is on brand power, personalisation, messaging that engages and the ease at which you can see, interact and access product. The market is polarising into two camps: the realm of essentials and value and the more specialist brands which compete on quality and experience.
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.
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 Executive Directors and Senior Managers 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:
- The Annual Northern Retail & Consumer Dinner 2018 with Allan Leighton, Chairman of the Cooperative Group
- "HR & CEO a critical relationship?" with Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Wm Morrisons
- The Annual Midlands Retail & Consumer Dinner 2017 with Darren Topp, CEO of LK Bennett
- “Is technology becoming the real game-changer for FMCG leaders?” with Anthony Fletcher, CEO of Graze