The Retailer

Interim Management and Resource

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At times, organisations may need to fill a position temporarily or for a specific project. We can supply tailored management resource – even if your need is urgent – from our skilled and experienced talent bank.
If you are seeking longer-term executive or non-executive support we will recommend a candidate with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience and, importantly, the appropriate cultural fit. 

Man and woman sitting in cafeteria discussing finance for the month. Stressed couple looking at bills sitting in restaurant wearing uniform apron. Café staff sitting together looking at expenses and bills.

We aim to educate teams that we work with when filling a skills gap. We operate mentoring programmes that are specifically tailored to individuals, offering access to bespoke training plans along with ‘one-to- one’ coaching and guidance. Participants are typically new managers or experienced managers whishing to develop their skills.

A case study - Bristol Zoo and Wild Place switches from a retail concession to an in-house store

We were asked to…

Supply interim support to the Senior Management team over a six-month period, ensuring the smooth exit strategy from the retail concession operator to an in-house operation.

Our Approach…

We set up 3 work streams at the outset:

  • A smooth handover and implementation schedule, whilst managing the exit strategy, including supply chain and IT.
  • Range planning, product development and layout planning (with an overarching milestone plan).
  • Support and guidance in the setting and monitoring of reports and KPIs.


  • The exit negotiations were managed profitably with a structured payment schedule and a discount secured on the stock transfer.
  • The stock files were cleansed and reset with a new product hierarchy agreed and supplier terms secured at advantageous rates.
  • The TUPE transfer was managed with no issues escalated to HR.
  • All contentious issues were managed within the legal framework, created for our client’s benefit.


Wendy Walton, Commercial Director at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project:

“ The SMT were delighted with the professional manner in which The Retailer Group operated. They delivered over and above expectations and actually delivered on a number of initiatives, which were out of scope in the initial brief.”

A selection of our Interim Management Clients




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