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Retail – Grant Thornton 2015 Breakfast Seminar Series

Last week our Grant Thornton 2015 Breakfast Seminar Series continued with a retail seminar presented by Waitrose and B&Q at i2 Office.

Speaker Ian Burdekin, Branch Manager from Waitrose spoke about adapting to a changing market place showing us examples of successful initiatives in their UK branches.

Speaker Mike Penney, Store Manager of B&Q spoke on their ‘click and collect’ service and how it will be live in the Guernsey store by the end of 2015.

Chamber President Tony Rowbotham commented on the seminar, “The seminar was both hugely informative  and absolutely fascinating. For those retailers who embrace the advances in technology and marketing the advantages to both their business and their customers is clear to see. We’re extremely grateful to Waitrose and B&Q for sharing their companies thoughts and ideas on how the retail sector will develop over the coming years. Regrettable not enough of our islands retailers attended the seminar, but Chamber will continue to support the sector and drive home the message that assistance is out there for those who wish to enhance their business model. ”

We would like to thank our speakers Ian and Mike and our sponsor Grant Thornton.

We are now looking forward to our next seminar on Thursday 25th June on Tax with Mark Colver, Director of Tax at Grant Thornton.

B&Q Presentation

Waitrose Presentation

 

 

 

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