We were delighted that a panel of retail experts headlined our Black Friday event, providing insights into coping with multichannel demands during the busiest time of the year.

Our panel included:

  • Tesco – Richard Zubrik, Head of Technology for F&F and Tesco Direct
  • Selfridges & Brown Thomas – Kevin O’Brien, Former Director of IT 
  • Schuh – Sean McKee, Head of Ecommerce & Customer Service
  • Internet Retailing – Ian Jindal, Editor in Chief
  • ClearReturns – Vicky Brock, CEO



15th October 2015

17:30pm – 18:15pm

Guests and speakers arrive


Chris Field


Introductions from Chris Field, Director at Fieldworks


Ian Jindal


Ian Jindal to give an overview of the Internet Retailing Top 500 list and explain which retailers are doing well in terms of peak trading activity


Kevin O’Brien

Short presentation

Kevin O’Brien, Former Director of IT at Selfridges & Brown Thomas


Richard Zubrik


Richard Zubrik, Tesco –, Head of Technology for Tesco Direct and F&F websites


Sean McKee


Sean McKee, Head of Ecommerce & Customer Service at Schuh will join a short Q+A with Tesco and Selfridges moderated by Chris Field


Chris Field


David Staunton, MetaPack and Vicky Brock, Clear Returns will then join the Q+A. Chris will ask questions on possible solutions (without being overtly promotional)


Chris Field


Q+A from the floor


One Aldwych occupies one of London’s stand-out buildings. The triangular building which sits at the end of The Strand, opposite Waterloo Bridge, has had a varied life operating under many guises before becoming the hotel we know today.


The hotel is located in an Edwardian style building constructed in 1907 by the same architects who designed The Ritz. It is located on the corner of The Aldwych and Wellington Street, adjacent to the Novello Theatre and opposite the London Transport Museum. For many years the building was used for The Morning Post newspaper office purposes. In 1998 the hotel was restored by Jestico Whiles Associates who purposefully retained its Edwardian style, and also included Louis XVI ornaments to furnish it, including a 400 piece art collection. The exterior is also made from Norwegian granite.


With over 400 pieces in the hotel’s private art collection, guests are always excited by the contemporary art and sculpture that is on display throughout the property.

Flowers at One

The flowers at One Aldwych are one of the hotel’s defining features, from the unmissable displays in The Lobby Bar to the individual arrangements in each bedroom. All are created by our in-house florist, the extremely talented Mark Siredzuk.

One Aldwych Hotel London, WC2B 4BZ

Get directions

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