Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor/ Mentor
Big Business Experience
The Body Shop International Ltd
Air Partner PLC
Small Business Experience
Aspinal of London Ltd
Liz Earle Beauty Company Ltd
A collaborative Business Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the retail and consumer facing industry. Significant international experience with founder led SME’s and large global businesses, both within the private, public and cultural sectors.
Julie is passionate about helping businesses, supporting them to develop their strategic plan and focus as they respond to growth opportunities and performance improvements, and the subsequent implications, with new operating models and changes in organisation design.
She has work in all stages of operational development from first market entry to maturity. Successfully scaled brands, identifying route to market and new channel distribution opportunities, delivering growth and improved operations.
- Advanced Development Programme Strategy & Leadership, Cranfield University School of Management.
- The Management Development Programme, Hult Ashridge, Executive Education.
- Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, ITS with Ian McDermott.
Key Areas of Expertise
- Extensive global retail experience
- Strategic Planning
- Operating Models
- Organisation Design
- Transformation Plans
- Go -To – Market strategy
- Customer engagement models
- Franchise strategy and management
- Project management
- Research & Analysis
- Team working & stakeholder engagement
- Coaching, mentoring SME business owners
Helped a SME privately owned UK optical business to complete a strategic review, creating the value proposition to define and implement the optimal brand position and operating model for the future.
Created for several globally recognised cultural and heritage organisations, their commercial retail strategy including product development, distribution channels, digital strategy, financial and operating model, organisation structure and implementation plans.
Strategic advisor and interim programme manager for a brand repositioning project with a major UK flooring retailer.
Conducted organisation design review for a global fashion and lifestyle retailer executive board structure, identifying strengths and opportunities of their existing model, and designed future structure and capabilities to align with their strategy and objectives.
Supported a niche award winning beauty retailer to develop an international market expansion strategy and route to market, supported the first phase of expansion plans, including project managing the entry into prioritised European markets and launching on a TV shopping channel.
Developed the international retail expansion strategy for SME UK luxury accessories retailer, resulting in entering first phase of expansion into the Middle East with a Franchise Partner.