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Meet The 2021 Speakers

Bill Grimsey
Focus Do It All, Wickes, Iceland, Booker
Bill Grimsey began his retail career at the age of just 15 years old when he became a butcher’s boy. His first managerial job was at Bishops Food Stores, where he rose to become a director, before joining Tesco in 1986 in the new role of customer services director. In a ...
Penny Grivea
Managing Director
Rituals Cosmetics UK & IE
Penny Grivea is Managing Director for the UK and Ireland at Rituals, a fast-growing International brand known for it’s bath & body, home fragrances and wellness products inspired by Far Eastern traditions. Her vision for Rituals in this market, is that it is the no.1 well-being & lifestyle cosmetics brand aiming ...
David Stacey
Commercial & Operations Director
Ribble Cycles
David Stacey is the Commercial Director of Ribble Cycles, responsible for innovating and augmenting the dynamic new retail vision and commercial growth for one of the oldest bicycle brands in the world. Passionate about all aspects of retail, from customer experience and brand retail engagement, innovative product, added value and ...
Victoria Betts
Chief Commercial Officer
Hotter Shoes
Victoria Betts has been the Chief Commercial Officer at Hotter Shoes since July 2019, she was previously the Omnichannel Director there for three years, responsible for the Hotter customer across all channels, all customer touchpoints and all markets, including leading and aligning the trading channels by creating an omni channel strategy ...
Ken Daly
JML Group
Ken Daly is the Chief Executive of JML Group. Joining the company in 1994 when there were just four employees, he has grown the business to 250 employees and expanded into more than 50 countries. Originally selling consumer products through live demonstrations in department stores, JML has evolved to sell DIY, homeware and ...
Rebecca Saunders
Founder & CEO
Rebecca Saunders is the Founder of Seekology, a destination for independent beauty and wellbeing brands. Seekology's original Richmond store featured 70 brands on rotation through an experiential space focused on education and discovery and the business is now online at Prior to launching Seekology in 2019, Rebecca worked in ...
Krisi Smith
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Bird & Blend Tea Co.
As Co-Founder of innovative tea mixologists, Bird & Blend Tea Co, Krisi Smith creates the UK's largest range of unique and exciting tea blends and then retails these through their high touch, customer experience focussed stores, online and through a select group of amazing partners. During her eight years at Bird & ...
Aaron Chatterley
Founder & CEO
Aaron Chatterley is Co-Founder of Europe’s largest online beauty retailer Feelunique. Having recently led a partial sale of the business to private equity and stepped aside as CEO, he now remains a shareholder and member of the board. He is also an active investor in several tech and disruptive ...
Liza Canneford
Head of Product
Marks & Spencer
Speaker profile coming soon...
David Pike
Calendar Club
Speaker profile coming soon...
Hannah White
Head of Marketing
Naturally Tribal Skincare
Hannah White is the Head of Marketing at Naturally Tribal Skincare, a natural skincare company with Purpose, Impact & Conscience in its DNA. Naturally Tribal Skincare is changing the narrative and will be the leading global natural skincare brand for customers with skin conditions, whilst empowering African rural women in the ...
Darren Williams
Executive Chairman
Darren Williams is the Founder of Williams Harding Consulting working with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, primarily in retail and hospitality but also outside of these sectors. He is also the Executive Chairman of a men's skincare company Scrubd and a Trustee at Action 4 Youth. Darren has formally held senior ...
Iain MacDonald
Plan To Grow & former Multichannel Marketing Director, Crew Clothing
Iain MacDonald is a highly experienced consultant, executive coach and team coach specialising in e-commerce and multichannel retail. For over 30 years, brands have come to Iain to find performance improvement for their organisations and the people within them. Always a passionate customer-centric marketer, Iain’s experience includes leadership and consulting ...
Mike Dowson
Commercial Director
Trust Systems
Mike Dowson, as Trust System’s Commercial Director, has a vast and demonstrable history of working in the design and delivery of technology and digital services. With extensive experience in service delivery, enterprise software and partner management to deliver innovative, benefit led service and solutions. Spanning an array of sectors, ...

Venue & Contact


September 28 2021


For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
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T: 01276 489626

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Karen Howard
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