On Thursday 20th September 2012 Berwick Partners hosted our inaugural ASDA Alumni event. Despite tough economic conditions, many of the retailers in the room were in buoyant mood with several talking of record breaking sales over the last quarter.
Commenting on the event Paul Williams of the Berwick Partners Retail Practice said:
“It is clear that ASDA has been one of the great breeding grounds for talent in the UK. When you look around the room there are successful CEO’s of private equity backed retailers, senior executives from public retailers, CEO’s of financial service organisations, and successful entrepreneurs who are now running their own businesses. Grocery retail is without question one of the fastest and toughest sectors to work in, however it produces bright, resilient and high achieving business leaders”.
With over 50 alumni joining us the guest list demonstrates the benefit of blue chip training and that retail continues to be one of the most exciting and challenging sectors to work in, offering excellent reward for enthusiasm, ability and hard work.