COVID-19 Retail Workshop ‘Practical Actions Retailers Can Take’

COVID-19 Retail Workshop ‘Practical Actions Retailers Can Take’

11th May 14:30 – 17:00

This energized 2.5-hour workshop will take a practical look at the impacts COVID 19 is having on the retail sector. It will also showcase opportunities emerging as well as highlighting supports to deal with challenges.  

This workshop will also feature retail champion Bobby Kerr who will provide inspiration and practical ideas for retail businesses to take on board. The workshop will be led by retail expert, James Burke, and will provide practical and easy to implement solutions for those participating.  

Panel of Trainers

  • James Burke, Retail Expert
  • Yvonne Scully, Former investment banker
  • Bobby Kerr, Retail champion and broadcaster
  • Input from Your Local Enterprise Office 

Target Audience

While the word retailer will be used to promote the programme, this workshop is appropriate for any consumer facing business including cafes, pubs, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, gyms, beauticians, etc.

Workshop Agenda

  • 14.30 – 14.50: James Burke - Intro and examples of where other retailers are finding opportunities
  • 14.50 – 15.05: LEO Representative Local Enterprise Office Supports
  • 15.05 – 15.25: Yvonne Scully - Business Continuity - Cashflow Management and Bank Schemes
  • 15.25 – 15.35: Break
  • 15.35 – 16.05: Bobby Kerr - Bobby will provide his analysis of the situation and recommendations for businesses to take on board in an energised and motivating session
  • 16.05 – 16.30: James Burke - 10 practical actions retailers can take to reinvent their proposition, and to prepare for kick starting your business in the future
  • 16.30 – 17.00: Group discussion and peer learnings Shared learnings from those participating on the call to help each other