Peek into the fu­ture of re­tail

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR MONEY -

A GLIMPSE into the fu­ture of re­tail was given to Glouces­ter­shire busi­ness lead­ers by the man in charge of one of the county’s top shops.

John Lewis & Part­ners, in Chel­tenham High Street, was the venue for the lat­est in­stal­ment of Get Con­nected, a net­work­ing event or­gan­ised by Cir­cle2­suc­cess.

The in­vi­ta­tion-only event saw Martin Bundy, John Lewis’s branch man­ager, give his – and the com­pany’s – thoughts on how tra­di­tional high street names can evolve to survive in an ever-chang­ing mar­ket­place.

Mak­ing their shop an ‘ex­pe­ri­ence’ was the key, he said.

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Sue Ever­son (from Tewkes­bury Print­ing), Chun Kong(mayflower Restau­rant) and Jemma Vaughan (Hazel­woods)

Elaine War­wicker, from Canny Con­ver­sa­tions, and Ben Jef­fery, from Blue­line Me­dia, with his dog Nala. Left, Martin Bundy ad­dresses the au­di­ence

Su­san Dun­combe (Se­cret Spa­ces) and Nick How­ells (Nick How­ells Wealth Man­age­ment)

Sue Wa­ters (GB Solutions) and Ni­cola Beard­sall (Paish Tooth Ac­coun­tants)

Char­lotte Bruns­don and Katie Duthie from Wil­lans LLP So­lic­i­tors

Tracey Adams (Ten2two), Pete Allison (Glouces­ter­shire Busi­ness Shows) and Ca­tri­ona Mur­ray (Chel­tenham Cham­ber of Com­merce)

Peter Sid­dall (Tewkes­bury Print­ing) and Darren Stevens (Prest­bury Mar­ket­ing)

Mike Kil­coo­ley (Mean­time Me­dia) and Si­mon Litch­field (San­i­tar­ium)

Martin Bundy, branch man­ager of John Lewis in Chel­tenham store, Cir­cle2­suc­cess co-founder and direc­tor Angela Ed­wards and Tom Gib­bon, head of on­line at Glouces­ter­shire Live Pic­tures: An­drew Higgins/thou­sand Word Me­dia

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