Retail Battle Plan with Miriam Simon – FULLY BOOKED

Start date: 05 May 2020

Duration: 4 Sessions - 90 minutes each Tuesdays 6.30-8pm May 5/12/19/26

Location: ONLINE

Certificate: N/A

Cost: FREE FOR Drogheda Retailers/Hospitality/Hair & Beauty Industry

Course code: Please book this course by emailing Linda on

Programme overview

The focus of the programme is to upskill and future fit / recalibrate the businesses. The core element of this programme is focused on enabling businesses to maximise their ability to trade through a variety of new channels and prepare for the gradual restarting of the economy on a phased basis. Also to ensure that their commercial proposition is robust for a post Covid-19 marketplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Deciding on trading platforms: Ecommerce, Social Commerce and Bricks & Mortar
  • New Retail Models: Circular economy, blended retail models, key business drivers.
  • Trading Strategies during Covid-19 containment phases
  • Managing Teams during Covid-19 containment phases
  • Managing In store experience during Containment phases
  • Team & Leadership development
  • Marketing your business and engaging your customers

Who is the course for

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to sustain, develop and grow their business especially during covid-19


Week 1 – Emerging Retail Trends & Models  (Tuesday May 5th 6.30-8pm)                                                             (90 minutes)

  • Programme overview: Introductions, Workbooks
  • Blended Channels / New & Emerging Models
  • Opportunities for LOCAL business
  • ‘Ask me anything’ session


Week 2 – Surviving NOW…  (Tuesday May 12th 6.30-8pm)                                                                                            (90 minutes)

  • Business Continuity Tips
  • Agile Trading Strategies
  • Digital Strategy
  • Operational Tips for Containment phases


Week 3 – Leadership During Change (Tuesday May 19th 6.30-8pm)                                                                            (90 minutes)

  • Managing Self
  • Team and returning to work
  • Leaders Five exercise


Week 4 – Refining Your Retail Battle Plan (Tuesday May 26th 6.30-8pm)                                                                   (90 minutes)

  • Medium Term Objectives
  • Social Media Content Strategy
  • Next Steps and staying Agile



Additional Optional Mentorship Programme

Running alongside this programme, participants can also ask for 121 mentoring.

This will consist of 4 x 90 minutes sessions (of which two will be onsite within their business). This enables specific business focus and guidance alongside the more general webinar format.  To avail of this – Participants will need to apply for the Retail Continuity Voucher via this link!BVN769

When submitting their form – They must reference ‘Drogheda Retail Scheme’ and request Miriam Simon as an external / 3rd party mentor.  (Need to apply by 8th May as scheme closes shortly) nb If Participants have also received the continuity voucher – they cannot reapply.

Trainer Profile

Miriam Simon c/o PTO

Miriam is a Retail Strategist with over 25 years high level experience across the Multiples, Big Box Retail and Independents.

She has held a number of senior operational roles in several multi national companies: Director for Monsoon Accessorize, Director for B&Q, Assistant Vice President for TKMaxx, Head of Retail Operations for Life Style Sports.

Throughout her career, Miriam has built a strong reputation for having excellent commercial acumen alongside a talent for connecting with and building strong and engaged Teams.

This has led to transformational growth within the businesses she has worked with, regularly yielding double digit sales growth.

In recent years, Miriam has also been a Director for Age Action, a member of the Institute of Directors, a Council member with Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce, and a Mentor for Enterprise Ireland.

PTO is about partnering talent with operations. PTO is about getting the best possible results  for your business.


Applications close May 5th