Retail heavyweights to speak at Oxford Summer School
Ian, who is also Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, will be joined on the list of guest speakers by Alan Giles, former Chairman of Fat Face and Tom Joule, founder of Joules. The three industry leaders will impart their vast experience to attendees on & lsquo;Understanding Your Marketing and Developing Strategies’, taking place from 10 – 13 March 2014 at Saïd Business School, Oxford.
Aimed at directors or owners within smaller independents, or senior store managers, regional managers and those in line for the boardroom at larger retailers, the Masters programme takes delegates beyond the day-to-day issues of running a business and stretches them in a challenging yet supportive environment.
Managing director at Oxford Summer School, Dominic Prendergast, said, “Each year, the Oxford Summer School continues to attract the most inspirational names as speakers for our retail training programmes. Therefore, we are delighted to have upheld this tradition by inviting the Kingfisher Group Chief Executive, a must-respected former Chairman of Fat Face and one of the country’s most talented entrepreneurs. All three will offer the kind of insight that can only benefit, and can only be found at, next year’s Masters programme intake.”
Cheshire, Giles and Joule will join the prestigious list of retail industry giants that have spoken at Oxford Summer School these include Justin King, CEO at J Sainsburys plc Joseph Wan, CEO at Harvey Nichols Laura Wade-Gery, Executive Director, Multi-channel Ecommerce, Marks & Spencer and Nick Robertson, co-founder of ASOS.