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Northern Powerhouse European Union

Retail Programme: Stockport

Date: 28th March 2017
Location: The Apprenticeship Store, Units 4-6, Grand Central, Stockport, Manchester, SK1 3TA
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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 Your customers are smart; you need to make sure you are too. Trends in retail, customer behaviour and marketing move fast! Successful retail and business-to-consumer businesses make sure they keep up-to-date with the latest approaches and techniques to ensure that they win and keep loyal customers and grow sustainably.

We’ve developed a specialist retail programme that will show you how to grow your business by:

  • Understanding the latest research and trends in how customers behave now, and learning how to make the most of this to retain and delight customers
  • Exploring how to make use of digital tools and marketing techniques to acquire customers
  • Using retail specific approaches like pop-up shops, EPOS, stock control and flash sales
  • Building strong relationships with partners, staff and communities to position your business for growth
  • Developing robust growth strategies and monitoring approaches to increase your turnover and margins

Our programme has been crafted by retail and business-to-consumer specialists, who have:

  • Worked as consultants supporting growth at brands including: Virgin, Sainsbury’s, WH Smith, and Volkswagen
  • Launched and grown their own multi-million pound retail business in two years, starting on a market-stall
  • Worked for major retail brands including Tesco, BT, O2 and Skipton Building Society
  • Managed successful restaurants and retail brands
  • Supported hundreds of small business-to-consumer businesses to grow, thrive and survive

Every trainer delivering this course brings first-hand experience of what it means to be an entrepreneur in this very challenging and increasingly competitive marketplace. This programme consists of four 3 hour sessions in the evening covering:

Customer Experience and Retention, Customer Acquisition and Digital Marketing, Partners and Supply Chain, Growth Strategies and measurement

Please note that this is a Programme of Events and full commitment to all 4 sessions is required.  Cohort 3 covers businesses based in Stockport and the dates scheduled are – 28/3/17, 11/4/17, 25/4/17, 16/5/17


"Looked forward to every session, enjoyed every minute and came away enthused, educated and excited about everything we could put into practice to improve our business" - Jonathan Twist, Managing Director, Gee Tee's

"Very enjoyable and informative course.  Would recommend it to anyone running a retail company" - Stephanie Chadwick, Director, Forever Home Interiors


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