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Brief covers high profile launch of The DNA of the Retailers of Tomorrow report, with the first phase of research to be released at the World Retail Congress in Dubai in April 2017. With Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s help, Green Park will cement their reputation as the UK’s executive diversity experts, amplifying the release of their diversity and inclusion reports, including The Leadership 10k,...
16 Mar
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Some of the retail industry’s most successful leaders started life as entrepreneurial traders. Chris Dawson, who now runs The Range, worth £585 million, started out selling fish from a van with his father. Philip Green and Richard Branson are two more famous names in the frame. But while many top retail leaders still need to have a passion for selling, there are signs that this is beginning to...
08 Mar
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At Green Park, we are constantly developing our networks of diverse and brilliant role models. But even within these networks, some inspiring change agents shine through; the real models.   Our criteria for assessing ‘real models’ is a mark out of 40 across;   Personal Achievements- What have they achieved? How senior are they? Credibility- Do they have any...
28 Feb
Posted by: Raj Tulsiani
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SUMMARY In February 2016, the then Business Secretary asked Baroness McGregor-Smith, former CEO of Mitie plc, to undertake a review of the issues faced by businesses in developing black and minority ethnic (BME) talent from recruitment through to executive level. For the first time, the review won’t just be about board diversity or board pipelining, the McGregor-Smith review is a holistic review...
I last updated the market on the IR35 position two weeks ago. That article can be read on LinkedIn here.  Over the past two weeks I have been heavily involved with a wide variety of stakeholders – REC, PPMA, KPMG and Eversheds to name a few – all with the intention of gathering up to the minute information on the situation in Local Government and the potential implications of those...
13 Feb
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Housing, welfare inequality, social justice, substance misuse, young people, ageing populations, worklessness, disability, social care, healthcare.  The social sector tackles challenging questions, wherever you look.  And the list goes on. These are issues we increasingly accept cannot be solved in linear fashion by one intervention, organisation, or even sector.  They exist...
10 Feb
Posted by: Steve Baggi
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While Morrison’s seasonal food sales were up on last year, online retailers such as Boohoo and ASOS experienced greater rates of sales growth than traditional retailers this Christmas shopping season.  Meanwhile footfall was down by a significant margin at high street stores and out of town retail parks in particular. The convenience of online shopping has been noted for many years now...
There are no black academics  in manager, director or senior official roles in any British university for the third year running, according to data produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency on the 19th January 2017, taken from the 2015/16 HESA Staff record. The figures represent 163 of the UK’s state-funded higher education institutions, in addition to the privately funded...
23 Jan
Posted by: Maria Stanford
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How difficult is it for retail brands to secure the senior leaders they need to remain competitive and compelling and take their companies forward while still delivering returns to shareholders? Maria Stanford shares her views of the retail sector as former Group HR Director of the Selfridges Group; now Head of Board for Green Park’s Retail and Consumer Practice. How wide do UK retailers...
13 Jan
Posted by: Jaimi Keemer
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Whether the result of internal or external pressures, there is no doubt that organisational redesign should be front of mind for charities. In order to stay relevant, it is not surprising that necessary changes across systems, delivery models, markets and mergers are a key focus in the everchanging environment of the new-age voluntary sector. Over recent years, we have seen many roles created...

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