Berwick Partners held the first Retail Rising Stars Drinks Reception on Wednesday 23rd November, an evening designed to bring together talented retail professionals with the potential to be the future Directors and Chief Executives in our industry. We had a fantastic turnout with Retail businesses including Harrods, Argos, M&S, Whittards, C & J Clarks, Wickes, Breitling, Hobbs, LK Bennett, Arcadia and River Island having nominated talented colleagues to join us.
The guest speakers were led by Darren Topp, newly appointed Chief Executive of LK Bennett and he was supported by Amelia Lietke, HR Director of Oasis/Warehouse, Tony Holdway, Sales & Marketing Director of Domino's and Sally Hinks, Finance Director of M&S.
The speakers shared insights, experiences and advice about managing career moves, dealing with the tough times and delivering their biggest successes professionally. The evening was relaxed, informative, enjoyable and fun, creating a really interactive debate between our guests and the panel over the course of the night. The speakers were also kind enough to rewarded attendees with a selection of fantastic early Christmas gifts.
We look forward to repeating this event in 2017 and welcoming more brilliant future Retail leaders to join us.