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Career Snapshot

30 years’ experience in Retail Buying and Product Development working with Manufacturers, Designers and Suppliers from all over the world has required focus on the trading aspects of the business to ensure improvement to profit goes hand in hand with improvement to sales.

I have worked with two of the great entrepreneurs in Retail – Sir Terence Conran and Anita Roddick, as well as major High Street retailers – including Sainsbury’s, Habitat, The Body Shop, Primark, John Lewis Partnership, and many smaller businesses. They all have one thing in common, serving their customers with the right product at the right price and at the right time. Innovation and organisation is constant and attention to detail is as vital as the initial vision itself.

What Motivates Me?

Inspiring others to achieve their vision and success, in an ethical and honest way. Success provides an opportunity to give back as well as to receive.

As a Heart of Business Mentor and a registered and approved Growth Coach for Growth Accelerator, I am committed to helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored, expert advice.

What Is My USP?

Having been involved with customer led businesses all of my working life I am well placed to support manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the trading aspects of their business. I am very familiar with what buyers need and can therefore help develop interesting offers.

What's It Like Working with Me?

I am proactive, dynamic and tenacious. I like to work quickly to help identify opportunities and find solutions to the inevitable ‘challenges’ that face SMEs. I believe in building collaborative relationships based on integrity and trust and work most effectively as part of the team. I am a positive person and value straightforward honest and open communication. I look for simple solutions wherever possible. I am committed to help identify focussed action that will guide clients on the steps needed to achieve success.

“Rosemary hits the ground running. We value her support, input and professional approach and she delivered not only a significant improvement to our gross margin but also better business systems for our onward control and planning “Val Jackson, Director - Jigsaw Media & Marketing Ltd

“A high level of objective commercialism backed by vast business experience means Rosemary can add value and profitability to any business scenario.” Simon Wright, Chief Executive - Virgin Entertainment Group, North America

“Rosemary combines sound business acumen with good, old-fashioned common sense; she can see the bigger strategic picture as well as analyse the relevant detail. More importantly, she is great fun to work with.” Fiona Strang, Brand Director, - The Pier

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