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5 Minutes With Donna Baker, CEO, Poundshop

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background before Poundshop. Since leaving the loss adjusting industry as one of the youngest appointed loss adjusters, I have focussed on retail, particularly ecommerce. In terms of highlights, working with one of retail’s biggest names, ...


5 Minutes With James Frost, Chief Marketing Officer, Worldpay UK

Wednesday 19 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

As Worldpay’s Chief Marketing Officer, James Frost has played a crucial role in developing the new My Business Hub. My Business Hub is more than just a traditional electronic point-of-sales system. It’s a smart way to take payments, print receipts and reconcile the day’s sales...


5 Minutes With Katya Atanasova, VP of Commercial Fleet, Shell

Monday 10 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background before Shell. I was born and educated in Bulgaria, with a Master’s in International Economic Relations from the World Economy University in Sofia, and an Executive MBA from the London Business School. My early positions were in ...


5 Minutes With Mark Reardon, Founder, Made In Global

Monday 20 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

After a career of 25 years working at some of the world’s leading branding and advertising agencies, Mark Reardon is now on a quest to democratise luxury goods with the recent launch of his new online fashion retailer Made In Global. Four years in the making, Reardon hopes to ...


5 Minutes With Paul Callow, CEO, Cartridge World UK

Monday 13 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Cartridge World recently announced it was opening the doors to its brand new showroom in Harrogate, North Yorkshire — a significant move in the company’s rebrand to position itself as premium product supplier and retail franchise. With this in mind, the Retail Gazette caught u...


5 Minutes With Akin Onal, Founder & CEO, Mori

Monday 06 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Founded in London in 2015 by new uncles Akin Onal and Cam Miller, Mori is an eco-friendly babywear brand and online retailer that aims to reshape the way consumers buy and gift baby clothing. With statistics indicating that three quarters of a baby’s clothes are bought as gift...


5 Minutes With Matt Hopkins, Founder, The Great British Exchange

Monday 27 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The Great British Exchange is a unique kind of ecommerce platform. Founded by Matt Hopkins just three years ago, its team members seek the best British designers, makers, craftspeople and manufacturers - also known as "producers" - and invite them to join the organisation for ...


5 Minutes With Eloise Monaghan, Founder & Creative Director, Honey Birdette

Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

With Australian lingerie retailer Honey Birdette opening its first batch of UK stores in the past few months, the Retail Gazette caught up with Eloise Monaghan, its founder and creative director, to find out what makes her tick. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background...


5 Minutes With Tracy Barton, Retail Stores Director, Well

Monday 13 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

It's been less than a month since Tracy Barton was appointed to the role of retail stores director for pharmacy chain Well. For this week's '5 Minutes With...' Q&A, the Retail Gazette caught up with her to find out more about her career and what she hopes to achieve in her new...


5 Minutes With Samantha Crutchlow, Head of Design & Sales, OKAYLA

Monday 06 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

It's no secret that the influence and popularity of sports attire has become such a big part of the world of mainstream fashion in recent years, with retailers and designers turning items originally designed for functional use turned into fashionable staples. The latest retail...