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5 Minutes With Bassel El Koussa, CEO, Quiqup

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The so-called "go economy" war creeping into UK retail and the plethora of delivery apps are nothing new for consumers, especially if they live in London. A relatively new player in the retail scene is Quiqup, an app or web-based delivery service that aims to connect London’s ...


5 Minutes With Josh Rathour, CEO & Founder, UNiDAYS

Thursday 08 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Josh Rathour is the founder and chief executive of UNiDAYS, one of the UK’s fastest-growing websites that has a strong retail focus. An entrepreneur by nature, Rathour worked as a real estate agent before taking the leap and establishing UNiDAYS – and one of its core aspects i...


5 Minutes With Claire Davenport, Managing Director,

Thursday 24 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

It’s been almost three years since Claire Davenport was appointed the managing director of, and she’s loving every minute of it. With an illustrious career that saw her start off as an investment banker before eventually working for Skype as chief of staff, ...


5 Minutes With Steve Richardson, UK & MEA Director, ShopperTrak

Monday 21 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background before ShopperTrak. I actually started my career training as a graphic designer, before I moved to Boots, the UK’s leading high street chemist. I was there for 15 years in all, in different roles across Operations, store design ...


5 Minutes With Stephen McCreath, Commercial Director for Consumer Sales, JML

Friday 04 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Stephen McCreath is a fairly new addition to JML. Recently appointed as the TV and online retailer's new commercial director for consumer sales, McCreath's is best known as the man who led the campaign that made the Nutribullet a huge success in the UK. As he settles in to his...


5 Minutes With Loic Bocher, CEO & Co-Founder, Collector Square

Sunday 23 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Since Loic Bocher co-founded it in 2013, Collector Square has quickly grown to become a European leader for the sale of pre-owned luxury fashion accessories, thanks to its pioneering and innovative online retail model. Along with a diverse range of luxury items for sale, Colle...


5 Minutes With Chrissy Fitzgerald Maitland, Senior Director of Business Development, ShopStyle

Tuesday 11 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Offering 18 million items across homewares and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids through partnerships with 1400 brands and presented in an easy-to-use online shopping experience, ShopStyle is without doubt a massive ecommerce retailer. And that’s no surprise, con...


5 Minutes With Lisa Dodds, Founder, NKBd

Friday 07 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

NKDb by 4th Base Cosmetics is a new cosmetics business and online retailer that also provides an ambassador network to enable women to become independent entrepreneurs. Founded by Lisa Dodds, the venture aims to make women feel beautiful inside and out, as well as helping them...


5 Minutes With Ali Hall, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sosandar

Tuesday 27 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

How often do you ponder about leaving your day job to pursue a passion project? This is exactly what business partners Ali Hall and Julie Lavington did. After 10 years working together at Look magazine as editor and publishing director respectively, the two one day left their ...


5 Minutes With Oliver Rosevear, Energy & Environment Manager, Costa Coffee

Friday 23 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

It's no secret that Costa is one of the UK's most-loved high street chains. However, many of its customers may not be aware that their favourite coffee house is striving to minimise its impact on the environment, too. We caught up with the food retailer's Energy & Environment ...