Westmeath Retail Reboot Support Programme 1st Nov LEO211470

1st November

This short retail programme is designed to give your retail, cafe, food service business expert advice & strategic focus through a seminar & 2-hour 1-1 visit from a Retail expert, James Burke.


Westmeath Retail Support Workshops 

For Mullingar, Athlone & surrounding towns and villages

Workshop One - November 1st @ 8am-11am

This workshop will allow businesses to avail of onsite retail business review and sales growth sessions, delivered by retail expert, James Burke.

Programme Structure

The Programme is divided into two parts:

Part one of the programme consists of a three-hour, early morning seminar which will look at global innovation for retail/consumer facing businesses.

  • There will also be a section of this seminar dedicated to practical sales and marketing tips. The objective of this seminar is to learn from what others are doing and implement new ideas for your business.
  • Guest Speaker - Jean McCabe, Owner of Willow Ladies' Fashion Store and Deputy Chair Retail Excellence Ireland
    Jean has demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Retail, Sales, Business Development, Business Strategy, and E-commerce. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering focused in Management & Operations from University of Limerick.
Part two of the Programme comprises an individual Site Audit/Training Session for your business.
  • This two hour site visit/audit will be delivered by retail expert James Burke, retail advisor's to the TV Prog. 'Fergal Quinn's Retail Therapy'
  • This session is to facilitate customised training for your business in response to your own individual needs.
  • The visit will include a detailed business analysis including, identification of growth opportunities, competitor analysis, opportunities to differentiate,
  • management skillsets, customer service initiatives, etc.

Whether through online retail, or face to face consumer interaction, customer service is the corner stone of success for retail and foodservice operators. 

This 3-hour online workshop will cover the latest retail trends.

  • 90-minute duration
  • Panel discussion – Winning at Customer Service.
  • Q&A

Who should participate in this Programme?

This programme is targeted at the owner/manager of any business which is consumer-facing, e.g. retailers from all sectors, cafes, restaurant and foodservice outlets, hotels, beauty salons and hairdressers, gyms, opticians and other service providers, etc.

This programme is for business owners and managers only (not for front line staff)

Online retailing has brought exciting opportunities to many retail businesses over the last 24 months. This energised online workshop will probe the success formula. If you are trading online don’t miss this 90 minute session.

Retailers and foodservice operators who participate in the workshops will be offered the opportunity of two hour onsite face to face business review sessions where James Burke will visit the business, conduct an analysis with the business owner, and identify sales growth opportunities for 2021 and beyond.

A detailed action plan will be provided to the business owner on completion. This is an ideal opportunity to get an external input in your business and challenge existing thought processes.