MCA: Retail Industry Challenges in 2014

Prism Executive Recruitment, a leader in management consultancy recruitment, was delighted to sponsor the first Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Breakfast Briefing of 2014 on Thursday 20th February.

There was an excellent turnout to hear Helen Dickinson, Director General of the British Retail Consortium give a highly informative presentation on the challenges facing the retail industry in 2014.

Helen was able to bring a unique perspective: she was previously Head of Retail at KPMG and is now firmly in the industry camp.

Helen reminded the audience that this has been a difficult period for traditional “bricks and mortar” retailers and that only a year ago Blockbuster, HMV, Jessops and horse meat were in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Helen then gave the audience a fascinating insight and perspective and her analysis was noteworthy for a number of potential silver linings instead of the usual storm clouds.

A warm thank you from Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA concluded an entertaining event.