RETAIL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR OWNER/MANAGERS OF INDEPENDENT RETAIL OUTLETS IN KILDARE.
The Local Enterprise Office Kildare in conjunction with North Kildare Chamber have just recently delivered a Retail Development Programme. James Burke & Associates, leaders in this field delivered the programme.
The programme consisted of 4 full day workshops (over 4 months) and onsite Mentoring/Training.
This Programme was targeted at independent store owners/managers. (shops, cafes, beauticians, anyone who meets the customer face to face)
The 4 workshops are supplemented by an individual store audit. As retail advisors to the TV programme "Fergal Quinn' Retail Therapy" James Burke operates in an environment where stores have to be assessed and recommendations made at very short notice. Using checklists and score cards, an in store audit will be conducted by James Burke together with the store owner/manager over a 2 hour period. The business will be reviewed under a number of headings and the visit will be customised to each of the retailers and their own individual needs.
We are in the process of evaluating the success of this programme. The outcome of this evaluation process will determine if a similar programme will be offered in 2016. Initial feedback has been excellent!!