Retail seminars at interiors 2011

In collaboration with leading industry figures, the interiors 2011 seminar programme will arm you with the business know how you need to stay ahead for 2011. Covering issues in retail, design, trends, lighting, sustainability, technology, plus other burning issues. interiors birmingham takes place at the NEC from 23-26 January 2011.

Peter Cross, Managing Partner of Yellowdoor
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading brand strategists, Peter Cross has worked in marketing communications for over 20 years, working across leading brands including Burberry, L’Oreal, Richemont Group, Alfred Dunhill before joining forces with Mary Portas at Yellowdoor as Managing Partner in 2004. Yellowdoor is now one of Londons best established retail and shopper marketing agencies with clients ranging from Louis Vuitton to Westfield

Nick Pratt and Ray Buckler, Sitemakers and LiquidShop
Nick Pratt and Ray Buckler speak regularly at national and European events on ecommerce and multi-channel retailing. Most recently in October 2009 they were part of the British contingent with IMRG  annual ecommerce event. Nick and Ray provide practical advice in non-technical language, punctuated with real world case studies and examples.

Sitemakers Ltd has been creating successful websites for 14 years and has a team of 20 specialist staff who really understand ecommerce and the web. LiquidShop is Sitemakers’ own ecommerce platform; it has been designed, created and is supported in-house to produce successful ecommerce websites, with proven performance advantages over other systems.

Used by a considerable number of multi-channel and online-only retailers, the combination of individual design and well-proven administration and content management systems makes LiquidShop the visible and active showcase for the skills of the Sitemakers team.

Tim Mutton, Director and co-founder, Blacksheep
From one of the UK’s most creative design agencies, Tim Mutton is a rising star of the leisure design world, voted into the Top Ten of the UK’s ‘Most Influential People in the Leisure Industry’ by Theme magazine in 2009.  Blacksheep’s company portfolio includes award-winning private members clubs such as the Cuckoo Club & Whisky Mist, while hotel & restaurant clients include Hilton, Accor, Park Hotels, Jamie Oliver & Gordon Ramsay. More recently, Blacksheep have redesigned the roof top bar at the Trafalgar Hotel, London and Jamie’s Italian at Westfield, while the company expands internationally with projects currently in UAE, India, Russia & China.

The Retail Theatre
Richard Gomersall is a commercially focused business leader with a track record of transforming businesses from family owned to PLC, holding executive roles in ASDA, Mothercare and The Co-operative Group. During his career he has successfully implemented a 10-year brand-led strategy, managed a £4bn turnover group merge and guided a department and home-store business through a disposal and closure of 47 sites.

Kate Hardcastle is regarded as one of the UK’s leading female business leaders, with an expertise in the UK furniture industry, having financially stabilised and grown leading brands within the market. Her CV is impressive and extensive, having captured over 15 National Awards, including the accolade of Young Marketer of the Year. Her inspiring and refreshing approach ensures that the customer remains at the heart of the business.

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