Category: The Retail Handbook: Helping You Achieve Your Potential in Retail

As we move into 2017, and the most challenging retail year yet, does the past help you compete?

I have the good fortune to have been born into a retailing family, and have been working in shops since the age of 15 years old. I started work in our local newsagent, after spending my younger years talking about “The shop” with my family. “The shop” comprised of a High street building with a groun… More

Dinner with Andrew Marr – His top six traits of a GREAT LEADER

As part of my work on Thought Leadership, on Tuesday 4th November I was privileged to have been invited to a Thought Leaders dinner with Andrew Marr the keynote speaker, at the amazing Simpsons on the Strand. Andrew discussed the six traits of a great leader, based on his extensive experience interviewing an… More

Tesco shares – Click & Collect a bargain?

This week has been a very bad week for Tesco, in fact the last 12 months has seen Tesco fall from grace, and hit the ground with a very large thump.  The announcements on Monday, about the accounting Scandal, which I covered on Sky News, was the final nail in the coffin. The value of Tesco shares are now be… More

The Retail Handbook…..”Essential Summer Reading”

        We are pleased to share our latest review of “The Retail Handbook” from our partners at   I had to get up every day with my mind set on improving something, Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart said. Roger Best, the former Radley boss, recalls th… More

The Retail Handbook to be launched in India on October 1st 2013

I am extremely excited to share the news that my book will be launched in India in October 2013 This is a massive step forward for my book which is still selling consistently in the UK and USA I am pleased with the new cover design that my Indian publishers have worked on – different to the original v… More

Editing the draft chapters…..

Having a great time editing the draft chapters 🙂 It is great to see how the book will look once printed and the images and diagrams are fantastic – this book will be amazing 🙂 … More

New Book Cover agreed….

Wow – We have finally agreed the new cover design for the book 🙂 Things are progressing well for publishing in the next couple of months with chapter sign off’s in the next two weeks!!   … More

Foreword has been written…fantastic and very humbling…

I have just received an amazing foreword for the book! Really fantastic to read a one page endorsement of my book and my business!! Finishing the “extra” bits of the book (back page info, preface etc) as need to submit by the end of day 🙂 Then it will be design etc,  for a physical copy in Aug… More

Testimonials requested and cover design started

Another busy and fantastic day…… 17 Testimonial requests sent out – I need a minimum of 6 and have 3, so I should do well 🙂 I have been playing with my own cover design today as my publishers team will start work on it properly on Monday!! Very exciting 🙂 … More

Manuscript edit returned :-)

The edited manuscript arrived this morning!!!!! … is being sent to the only person that will find any further mistakes….my mum!!!! I have also sent out seven more testimonial requests 🙂 Looking forward to starting the design and recieving the testimonials … More