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Retail Armageddon or Reinvention?

3 Mar 2020, 5.30PM–7.00PM
University Court Room, Cottrell Building

Established figures from the world of business and leading academics at the University of Stirling will discuss what the future might hold for retailers at a public event entitled ‘Retail Armageddon or Reinvention?’ on Tuesday 3 March.

The free-to-attend event will open with a guest lecture from Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).  The BRC has a membership of more than 5,000 businesses delivering £180bn of retail sales and employing over one and half million people across the UK.

Before joining the BRC, Helen was UK Head of Retail at KPMG – driving and developing the retail practice and leading the firm’s relationship with some of the UK’s most successful and best known retailers. She was awarded the OBE in 2016 for Services to Retail.

After delivering her lecture, Helen will be joined by prominent representatives of some of Scotland’s best-known retail brands and organisations for a Q&A panel discussion. The session will be chaired by Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal (Education and Students) of the University of Stirling and Professor of Retail Studies.

Panel members will include: Colin Temple (Managing Director of Schuh), Karen Forret (Managing Director of Wilkies), Gillian Crawford (Founder of Lily Blanche) and Dan Brown (President-elect of the Scottish Grocers Federation).

‘Retail Armageddon or Reinvention?’ takes place from 5.30pm on Tuesday 3 March 2020, and will run until approximately 7pm.

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