Planning for Pandemic Christmas Retail

Start date: 15 September 2020

Duration: Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm

Location: online

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Non-Member €120/ Member €84

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This year we have had - not only a Pandemic to contend with. Brexit is also looming.
This means that PEAK Trade for 2020 will have some unique challenges and opportunities.
In Retail - Quarter 4 can account for anything up to 60% of annual profit. So for 2020 - this year, more than ever - An effective & dynamic plan is needed.
This will therefore be a 2 & 1/2 hr - highly commercial and very practical workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course learners will have

  1. Effective Peak trading examples
  2. Techniques & strategies for Cyber trading and Black Friday
  3. Brexit trading – Challenge & Opportunity.
  4. Store & Town specific planning and trade influencers
  5. Operational Tips and easy wins
  6. Team planning & engagement
  7. Multi Channel peak prep

Who is the course for

All Independent Retail Business Owners and Managers


Attendees will come away with a clear written plan for their busiest months of the year.

Workshop content will include:

  • Effective Peak trading examples
  • Techniques & strategies for Cyber trading and Black Friday
  • Brexit trading – Challenge & Opportunity.
  • Store & Town specific planning and trade influencers
  • Operational Tips and easy wins
  • Team planning & engagement
  • Multi Channel peak prep

Attendees will all come away with a clear written plan & Trading Calendar for their busiest & most critical trading weeks of the year.

Trainer Profile

Miriam Simon from PTO is a Retail Consultant & Business Coach. She has an impressive background in Retail – holding senior operational roles within TKMaxx, Life Style Sports, B&Q, Aurora Group, Arcadia Group, & Monsoon Accessorize.

With over 25 years of experience, she is an accomplished Retail Executive with extensive leadership, business operations and large scale business experience. Strategic and people focused, Miriam has gained extensive cross functional, and board experience within both Big Box Retail and the Multiples.  In addition, she is a Business Accelerator & Mentor for Enterprise Ireland, a member of the Institute of Directors and is also an accredited Executive Coach.

Applications Closing on September 7th 2020