Brand Development & Retail Specialist

 

Interim and Consultancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic | Commercial | Innovative

 

Retail Development

Complete end to end retail knowledge – business planning, commercial negotiations and pitching to retail buyers. Design support, product development and future retail solutions.

Business Development

An expert in business transformation and commercial business strategies. Turning concepts into commercial success with a proven track record delivering double digit growth.

Licensing & Design

Experience working with global licensees, designers and brands, helping designers and license IP owners connect with retailers, manufacturers & consumers. Bringing your IP or design to market.

Experience to support your business

 

A commercial and business development specialist,  

With a proven and successful track record, working for and with global retailers, entertainment brands and technology companies.  We can help identify ways to reduce costs, increase sales and ultimately help deliver profit growth.  Available to support companies of all sizes, from large global companies, to SME’s, start-ups, agencies and entrepreneurs.

Commercial, Strategy, Business Development & Licensing Specialist, covering:

Retail Consultancy – knowledge to help your brand or business with experience working for and with all the major brands, retailers and suppliers across the UK and within EMEA.

Business Development – ability to evaluate, identify and execute new initiatives which will help you business.   From ideation to reality.

Licensing and brand representation – acting as an agent or partner to further help your business grow, supporting your exisiting IP or support to help you develop a license, finding partners to help you design, manufacture, distribute and retail on your behalf.

Designer representation – helping designers become recognised, unlocking the retail and licensing opportunities.

Email: nick@nicholas-john.com

Nick Dickinson | Business Development Director

 

Industry Expertise

Retail

Significant buying, merchandising & logistics experience, 10 years working for ASDA across food and non-food at a senior level.

Technology

Knowledge and understanding of new technology that can help companies adapt and innovate. Working for Virgin Media and Sony PlayStation.

Subscription Business

Understanding of subscription models working within global organisations - focusing on customer lifetime value, retention, acquisition and churn rates.

E-commerce & Print on Demand

Knowledge and importance of e-commerce and social media. Experience in delivery of company websites, print on demand and social media strategies to deliver new business.

Telecoms industry

Senior ASDA and Virgin Media experience. Understanding Telco operators, handset manufacturers, accessories suppliers (including far-east sourcing) and reverse logistics.

Gaming industry

Experience working for Sony PlayStation - one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Delivery of digital strategy across UK and Ireland. Gaming subscription and MCV award winner.

Licensing industry

EMEA knowledge of licensing, contractual expectations & commercial terms. Connections with the biggest entertainment companies globally.

Celebration
 industry

Experience working for Asda and a leading EMEA party supplier. Understanding design trends, product strategies, retail and consumer buying behaviour.

Unlimited ways to work with us:

  • Retail & Tech consultancy

  • Project support

  • UK agent representation

  • Retained advisory positions

  • Partnership opportunities

  • Mentor support

 

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Knowledge to support your business

Strategy & business performance

Experience to deliver new business, identifying opportunities to help your business grow. Delivering a strategy suitable to your business and market challenges.

Commercial decision making

Experienced in commercial buying and negotiating, helping to find common ground, collaborate and deliver beneficial partnerships. Providing the right commercial strategy for your business.

Marketing solutions

Experienced in finding the right marketing solutions for your business. We can help deliver a marketing strategy appropriate to your business needs.

Product & branding strategy

Helping you develop new ideas. Working within your organisation or with 3rd party agencies, to deliver the right product or brand strategy.

Understanding digital

If digital is a concern for your business and the jargon causes you confusion. Let us work with you to help deliver a digital strategy that will bring your business ahead of your competitors.

Pitching & connecting to UK retailers

Talk to us if you require help pitching a product or your company to UK retailers or if you need support connecting with senior level contacts across UK retail.

Network connections across leading entertainment brands and global retailers

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