Mary Portas is a retail expert perhaps best known for her television programmes including Mary, Queen of Shops for BBC Two and Secret Shopper for Channel 4. In addition, she has also advised the government on how to transform the high street and keep people interested in buying goods locally rather than online.
A passionate advocate for British retail, Mary Portas is an excellent speaker who can talk on a number of different topics including the changes in consumer spending, her rise through the ranks in retail, how to turnaround a struggling business, the digital revolution and efforts to protect the environment.
A famous face in the world of retail, Mary Portas is an excellent speaker for corporate events and engagements who is more than happy to share her knowledge of the high street with guests. Having worked for well-known brands including John Lewis, Harrods and Topshop, and ultimately becoming Creative Director at Harvey Nichols, Mary is knowledgeable about the retail landscape and what it takes to succeed.
Companies Mary has advised reads like a who’s who of the British retail and product landscape; Westfield, Clarke’s, Louis Vuitton, Boden, Mercedes-Benz and more. Her insight has seen her found two retail consultancies for both luxury and high street brands, found her own charity shop in the form of Mary’s Living and Giving (which can now boast twenty-five stores and has raised millions of pounds for Save the Children) and aid the government in schemes to rejuvenate the high street. Furthermore, she has written a number of best-selling books including How to Shop with Mary Queen of Shops, Windows: The Art of Retail Display and a memoir, Shop Girl.
A hugely committed and engaging speaker that never fails to impress, book Mary Portas to speak at your event and hear from The Queen of Shops herself!
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