Founder & Chairman of Charles Tyrwhitt, Nick Wheeler OBE, confirmed as a headline keynote at the Retail Technology Show

The Retail Technology Show (RTS), the leading industry event that connects retail’s changemakers and leading tech innovators, has announced that Nick Wheeler OBE, Founder, Chairman & Owner of Charles Tyrwhitt, will be one of its 2024 headline speakers as part of its conference programme.

Retail’s flagship event, which takes place at London Olympia on the 24 and 25 April 2024, brings the industries brightest minds to the stages of its conference programme.  Nick Wheeler will deliver a keynote session on the Headline Stage on Day 2, which will explore how to lead a workforce from one person to a thousand.

Wheeler will draw from his experience establishing his shirt and menswear brand, Charles Tyrwhitt, which he started in 1990 as a fledgling mail order business ranging just 8 shirts and ties, and successfully scaled into the full-scale international multi-channel retailer and leading British menswear brand with £330million of sales forecast in 2024.

Matt Bradley, Event Director at the Retail Technology Show, commented: “Retail has always been about the business of buying from people and making personal connections.  And retail’s frontline workforce are at the fore of creating the retail magic and shopping experiences that foster long-term relationships with customers that keep them coming back time and again.  Setting up retail teams with the right talent, skills and culture to succeed is foundational for long-term business performance, which is why we’re thrilled to have Nick join us to deliver our keynote session on building and leading a successful retail workforce on the Headline Stage.”

Leadership, Economy & Workforce will be one of six key tracks in the RTS 2024 conference programme, and will feature further seminal sessions from retail leaders on the Headline stage on Day 2 of the show, which will be chaired by Customer Whisperer, Kate Hardcastle MBE.

Clarks’ MD of UK & ROI, Bob Neville, will join CEO of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson OBE, for a fireside chat which will explore what great retail leadership looks like in 2024 and beyond, while Lucas London, Co-Founder & CEO of fast-growth paint brand Lick, discusses the role of leadership and building internal culture for start-ups.

With over 400+ cutting-edge technology innovators exhibiting at RTS 2024, solutions that support retailers’ workforces will also feature prominently on the show floor, from frontline experience platform YOOBIC, to workforce management solutions, including StoreForce and UKG, and e-learning and training solutions, including Axonify .  Meanwhile on the TECH Talks stage, a dedicated conference stream for exhibitors to showcase their solutions in bite-sized sessions, frontline workforce app, Workjam, will be outline a practical guide for enterprise retailers on achieving operational excellence that boosts staff efficiency on Day 1.

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