Retail Trust & Retail CEOs to Offer Free Master Classes to First Time Managers

Retail Trust, the only charity looking after all people in retail, has been awarded £30,000 by the George Spencer Trust tohelp 40 first time managers in small/medium sized retailers to develop their skills through a brand new Master Class Programme commencing in February 2012 with top retail CEOs.


The aims of the Master Class are to:


•           Inspire middle managers in their first retail management role.

•           Learn from ‘masters’ in retail through them sharing their journey and experience

•           Provide an opportunity for middle managers to share and discuss best practice

•           Understand how to apply this learning back to work


James Timpson, OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson, will be the first retail CEO to deliver a Master Class with Nigel J L Rothband, Retail Trust’s Chief Executive on Thursday 9th February 2012 at the Fashion Retail Academy in Central London.


James Timpson OBE says “I’m delighted to be working with Retail Trust to help develop first time managers in our industry. Attendees can expect my session to be interactive, informal, and energetic. We will share insights and help attendees apply the learning back to their management roles in retail.”


Nigel J L Rothband says “The Master Classes will be a fantastic and FREE opportunity for 40 first time retail managers to develop their skills and learn more about retail. I would urge middle managers who are at the beginning of their retail journey to get in touch and sign up today!”


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