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Meet The 2021 Speakers

Darren Williams
Executive Chairman
Darren Williams is Managing Director at Williams Harding Consulting, which works with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, primarily in retail and hospitality but also outside of these sectors. Having formally held senior roles in a number of businesses in retail and hospitality, including Hotel Chocolat and Unilever, he is also ...
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 ...
Callum Campbell
Callum Campbell is CEO of Linnworks, an industry leading SaaS commerce platform which empowers brands and retailers to grow their business. Linnworks works with the world’s major marketplaces and sales channels including Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, Shopify, BigCommerce
and Magento to help businesses conduct commerce wherever their customers are. Prior ...
David Robinson
Chief Operating Officer - Retail
Pets at Home
David Robinson has been the Chief Operating Officer at Pets at Home since April 2019. Previously, he was Managing Director at Bestway Retail for nearly three years and before that, Conviviality Retail for two years. He started out as a Commercial Director for Homebase in 2009 and then for Argos in 2012.
Hilary Large
Brand & Trading Director
Forever Unique
Hilary Large has been the Brand & Trading Director at Forever Unique since January 2020. She has over 20 years experience in retail, consumer marketing & eCommerce and is experienced in delivering empowered leadership in both SME’s and larger more complex businesses. Hilary’s key strengths include performance marketing, brand strategy, customer channel ...
Christopher Bull
Chris Bull has been CTO at Stitched since July 2018, building the UK's next great home furnishings brand using advanced interface tech with design-led tech platforms. He describes himself as a well-rounded technology executive, capable of sitting in the middle of the tech and market-facing parts of a business and bringing ...
Alberto Billato
Head of eCommerce & Digital
Vitec Imaging Solutions
Alberto Billato has just started as Head of eCommerce & Digital at Vitec Imaging Solutions - the world's leading provider of accessories for the imaging market - based in Italy, he is responsible for eCommerce D2C, digital transformation and international consumer care management. He was previously Head of eCommerce Sales & ...
Graham Wilson
Head of Business Development
Graham Wilson has been Head of Online Business Development at Sofology since December 2019. Previously he was Head of Delivery at AO, where he was responsible for the delivery of IT change across UK, Germany and Netherlands. In his time there he saw AO grow from being a single territory, single ...
Claire Burrows
Air & Grace
Claire Burrows founded Air & Grace in 2013, described as footwear with feminine, modern designs, the shoes are made with the Tender Loving Air TM cushioning system, providing luxurious underfoot cushioning, without compromising on style. She was previously the Managing Director at Aldo Group for three years and prior to that she ...
Kristina Smith
Founder & 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 & ...
Sally Price
Digital Campaign Manager
Sally Price has worked for the nationwide clothing & homeware retailer Matalan for 6 and a half years, joining as a Digital Marketing Assistant before progressing up to Digital Campaign Manager. She is based within the Omnichannel Marketing Team and is currently responsible for affiliate marketing, digital partnerships and assists with holistic ...
Neil Tunbridge
Neil Tunbridge is the Co-Founder of, the trusted online destination for customers and brands to learn, buy and sell CBD. He is also the Co-Founder of Egg Brands, a portfolio of luxury British heritage brands that are being gradually revitalised and relaunched, starting with John Pound - the ...
Connie Nam
Founder & CEO
Astrid & Miyu
Connie Nam started Astrid & Miyu from her flat in Notting Hill in 2012. The first ever Astrid & Miyu website cost just £500 to make and develop, Connie handled everything from product design and marketing to sending orders. Her vision was to design unique but wearable, fashion-forward yet understated jewellery - as Astrid & ...
Bunty Stokes
Managing Director
Asquith London
Bunty Stokes has recently joined Asquith London, sustainable yoga wear for women, as their new Managing Director. She was previously the Managing Director of Sunuva from 2015-2020. Over the five years she was there, the company looked to leveraging the sales opportunity in ecommerce - not just in wholesale but ...
Trevor Gordon
Global Director of Omni-Channel Retail
Sodexo (2017-2020)
Trevor Gordon was until recently the Global Director of Omni-Channel Retail at Sodexo, a global services company that operates in 80 countries and serves over 100 million customers a day. He has extensive experience of successfully building and leading teams for global brands on both client and agency side. Trevor specialises in ...
Anouk Brown
Head of Digital
AAMP Global (UK & Europe)
Anouk Brown is Head of Digital at AAMP Global (UK & Europe), a leading global manufacturer of vehicle aftermarket and OEM technology, to enhance vehicles with the features and functions drivers crave. She is responsible for driving growth and strategic renewal by transforming AAMP’s traditional analogue businesses into a digital ...
Jo Causon
Institute of Customer Services
Jo Causon is the current CEO of the Institute of Customer Service, where she brings a wealth of experience from the commercial sector, enabling her to put customer service at the heart of the Boardroom agenda.
Simon Irwin
Director EU General Retail
Credit Suisse
Simon Irwin is a Director EU General Retail for Credit Suisse in London covering retail, online and sporting goods. He has been an analyst for more than 30 years, including 7 years in Hong Kong, and has been covering European retail since 2000, at Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and BNP Paribas. He follows ...
Anthony​ Drury
Managing Director ‑ UK
Anthony Drury is the UK Managing Director of Zip, leading the launch of the global Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) company in the UK - he is an expert in fintech growth strategy and scale-ups, international business development and payments transformation. Zip, an Australian company, was founded in 2013 and has ...
Ian Scarr
Head of Sales, UK
Ian Scarr joined Klevu in 2019 as Head of Sales UK. He has 21 years’ experience in eCommerce, having worked with many brands to improve their email and online experiences, for the last eight years also their Customers Product Discovery. He is also as a part time Festival Promoter and Championship Rugby ...
Alan Porter
Director of Product Marketing
Alan Porter is an industry-leading content strategist and Nuxeo’s Director of Product Marketing. He is the author of 'The Content Pool' and a regular conference speaker, workshop leader, and writer on content marketing, content strategy, customer experience, brand management, and content & localisation strategy. Named one of the top 25 content ...
Richard Willis
RVP Solution Consulting - EMEA & APAC
Serving as Regional Vice President, Solution Consulting at Aptos, Richard Willis is a seasoned retail technology professional who has worked with retailers for more than 25 years throughout Europe and globally. In his current role at Aptos, Richard supports retailers in their efforts to differentiate and innovate through the use of ...

Venue & Contact

Digital Event

10 February 2021


For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
T: 01276 489626

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Karen Howard
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