Town Retail Programme (Mohill)

Breakfast session from 8am to 11am.
Management Development

This programme entails a Breakfast Seminar with follow up site visit for each participating business.

This event is no longer available

A single breakfast seminar (08.00 – 11.00) focused on global trends within the retail and consumer facing business sector. The seminar will also focus on proven tips which help drive independent businesses forward.

Site Assessment/Training Session:

As retail advisors to the TV programme "Feargal Quinn’s 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 personally by James Burke together with the store owner/manager over a 2 hour period and will review the business under the following headings: This training session is to facilitate customised training of each of the retailers in response to their own individual needs.

  • Sales growth potential. /Sales opportunities areas
  • Staff involvement in the sales growth plan
  • Identification of growth opportunities
  • Review of management structure
  • Financial health check of the business
  • Competitor analysis opportunities to differentiate
  • Store layout
  • Store décor
  • Lighting
  • Merchandising standard
  • Profitability
  • Category management
  • Staff contribution to the business
  • Customer service initiatives
  • Management structure
  • Management skillset
  • Staff skillset
  • Marketing plan
  • PR plan
  • Promoting the business in the local community

Action Report: The analysis will then focus on sales growth opportunities and each store owner/manager will be provided with a detailed action list of how to improve the overall store performance. This detailed written action plan will highlight practical, easy to implement steps which will allow the store to increase sales growth of between 5 – 10% if the recommendations are taken on board. This store audit action report will allow owners/managers to identify potential for their business and rate the opportunities which currently exist.