Retail Spa has been supporting retailers in the fashion, jewellery and gift/ lifestyle sectors for the past twelve years. Whether start up or long established, online or bricks and mortar , single or multi site – we can help you deliver the potential of your business. We also work in Education and Seminars/ Training ( via trade shows ) as well as Mentoring roles.
High Street chains -Our clients have included established brands such as Fat Face,TM Lewin
International – George Davies on his exciting international brand – FG4. – which is now all across the Middle East.
Work on the above two areas has been almost exlusively project driven where experience has been needed to deal with a particular business opportunity.
Independents – We are passionate about the role of the independent sector and work with SME retailers such as Vinegar Hill lifestyle shops (Midlands, SW and Home Counties) and Brigdens Clothing (Midlands) as well as individual independent shops.
Franchise – Our way of working is ideally suited to retail franchises and we have worked closely with Pandora and Swarovski franchises.
Web only – increasingly over the past 6 six years, we have operated in the “web only” retail world where the principles of a retail “ bricks and mortar “ shop still apply, well before you get into the world of Google Analytics!
-Web fashion brand HOPE is a long term client as it expands domestically and internationally.
-In the newspaper sector , supporting the MailShop team ( Daily Mail) and Handpicked Collection ( The Times ) on their lifestyle online shops
-Om and AH London have been another web only client.
Sport – in the rapidly growing world of professional sport retail , Retail Spa has been working with Warwickshire County Cricket Club and their Edgbaston retail operation for four years.
Manufacturers– our techniques & buying/ merchandising experience have been highly relevant for this sector. IC Innovations ( lifestyle ) in Sheffield and Estella Bartlett ( Jewellery ) in Knightsbridge were two example clients
Tony Scott – Education, Training and Start Up support
Education – Lectures in Retail & Fashion Business Management at the University of Westminster.
Seminar & Training – appearing at numerous trade fairs presenting and training on retail merchandising. These include the Spring & Winter Fairs at the NEC, Bubble Kidswear at Islington Design Centre, Pure at Olympia, Top Drawer at Earls Court and the Jewellery & Watch Fair at the NEC.
Advisory – Retail Advisor to the Forum of Private Business.
Mentoring Start Ups – worked with Chambers of Commerce and local retail support groups in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire – supporting start ups with retail experience in the all important early stages of business set up