Experienced retailer, having worked in variety of markets - Harvey Nichols, through mid market, Mothercare, Signet, Alexon group, discounter TK Maxx & as BDM for retail businesses in the charity sector (CRUK & BHF). Covered mens, ladies, childrens & home categories. Particular focus on accessory product. Comfortable with branded & own brand products. Skilled in stock management,range planning, profit maximisation, staff recruitment & development, strategy development & implementation. Now in eduction as Course Leader on the unique and highly respected Fashion Merchandise Management BA hons course at the University of Westminster. Specialties: Have worked with external consulatants to design system changes. Experienced in managing supply chain issues.
I teach on a variety of modules within the Fashion Merchandise Management degree course. I take a lead on industry liasion working to secure exceptional placement opportunities for students which frequently become jobs on graduation. I teach across all year groups, preparing first years for placement, working with second years on technical aspects of the industry and final years both on their final major projects and on a year long module exploring future trends impacting fashion retail and how the industry responds to such changes.