Podcasts & Online Events

Welcome to our Podcasts & Online Events channel where we'll bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders on demand. Listen, watch and be inspired anytime.

PODCAST: Adam Dooley, Founder of Dooley & Rostron

Adam Dooley learnt his trade at long established traditional menswear independent Robert Old in Bournemouth, a family run business founded in 1909. Dooley opened his rebranded Dooley & Rostron store on April 12, the day of reopening for non-essential retail following Lockdown 3.

PODCAST: Drs Lisa & Vanessa Creaven, Co-founders of Spotlight Oral Care

The sisters have taken a new approach to oral care, likening it to skincare, which enables users to create a regime that is personal to them. The oral care products are all vegan and created using sustainable ingredients and packaging but they pack a punch when it comes to results.

PODCAST: Farfetch – Executive Vice President of Future Retail, Sandrine Deveaux

Sandrine gives her views on why luxury boomed during the pandemic, how consumer behaviour has changed for good, and why, despite being a digital retail trailblazer, she still believes in a bright future for physical retailers.

PODCAST: Skye Harrison Co-founder, KHOEO

Skye Harrison is Co-founder of fashion & beauty PR and wholesale agency K&H Communications, and along her business partner Charlie Boud, has set up KHOEO, a new e-commerce business based on collaboration between brands, designers and influencers operating a lower-risk drop-ship model.

PODCAST: David Hodgson, Creative Director at Lulu Guinness

David Hodgson is Creative Director at Lulu Guinness and with a career which takes in some of the industry’s best known fashion and accessories businesses – from Loewe to Coach, Joseph and Roland Mouret – and he discusses his future plans for this iconic and most British of brands.

PODCAST: James Lamb, CEO of Zelens

James has  worked with an enviable list of brands including Clinique, Bliss, Mac, Dior, Kate Somerville & many more during his 20 year career. Now as CEO of Zelens, we chat about this week's relaunch of the brand.

PODCAST: Sarah Curran-Usher, Managing Director EMEA, True Fit

Sarah Curran-Usher is an online fashion pioneer, having first made her name in the UK with the establishment of the trailblazing accessible luxury fashion site my-wardrobe.com, before moving on launch Very Exclusive for the home shopping giant The Very Group.

PODCAST: Umberto Giannini Co-founder, Claire Shread

Claire Shread is Co-founder of Umberto Giannini. She tells us about the brand's colourful history and its recent achievement of BCORP status for demonstrating the very highest commitments to numerous social and environmental standards.

PODCAST: Liz Houghton, Mint Velvet CEO & Co-founder

Liz Houghton, CEO and Co-founder of premium women’s fashion brand and retailer Mint Velvet. The brand was born out of the last major crisis to hit Britain’s high streets, the financial crash of the late 2000s.

PODCAST: Ning Li, Typology Founder

Ning Li is a globally renowned entrepreneur and made his name in the world of business founding the disruptive online furniture retailer Made.com.

PODCAST: Albaray Founders Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio

Three senior executives from Warehouse Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio, are back with new womenswear proposition, Albaray, which launched this week on its own platform and next week with retail giants John Lewis and Next.

PODCAST: Stores: The Next Generation: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Global Advisor for...

Lavinia has been instrumental in the group’s transformation of its offer and positioning in the beauty market, in particular, the iconic and historic No 7 beauty brand and how it has responded to the global pandemic.

PODCAST: Cathal McAteer & James Day, Co-founders of Sounder

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders. 

PODCAST: Stores: The Next Generation: David Dalziel, Co-founder & Creative Director...

David Dalziel is something of a rock star when it comes to retail design and is one of the most respected voices on the present and future state of retail and consumer shopping trends

PODCAST: AJ Coyne, Head of Marketing, KLARNA

Klarna is more than a bank and is fast repositioning itself as a shopping platform in its own right curating retailers’ offers on its ground-breaking app. The man in charge of managing the brand image of this rule-breaking business in the UK is AJ Coyne.

PODCAST: Stores: The Next Generation – Pimkie

Patrick van der Linden is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer of leading French young fashion retailer Pimkie. Patrick has been at the forefront of driving Pimkie’s “customer obsessed” strategy, which puts feedback from the customer as its centre.

PODCAST: Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive of the New West End Company

We are joined by Jace Tyrrell, who will play a pivotal role in the renaissance of the West End. We talk VAT, business rates, Crossrail and just who or what might fill those empty spaces on Oxford Street.

DIGITAL EVENT: After the Apocalypse – How agile diversification can unlock...

NEW! Exclusive C-level digital event on the growth opportunity from international e-commerce

PODCAST: Stores: The Next Generation – LUSH

In this episode we speak to the Global Retail Director, and Liverpool Store Manager at British-based, ethical beauty retailer LUSH.

PODCAST: more2 Founder & CEO Kevin McSpadden

We take a deep dive into the world of Marketing Science with Kevin McSpadden, founder and CEO of More2. Kevin works with retailers at board level to get them focused on the right measures and actions that will ensure their future success.