Free Mary Portas inspired retail training course

Published: Sunday, 01 July, 2012

Free Mary Portas inspired retail training course!
June 2012

theskillscentre:mk offers training courses that specialise in premier retail practise and also offer both employers and employees a wealth of diverse training relevant to the workplace. On Monday 23 July at 12 to 1pm or 5.30pm to 6.30pm and Wednesday 25 July at 10am to 11am or 4pm to 5pm theskillscentre:mk will be running a free one hour taster session to three Mary Portas endorsed business courses, ‘Retail Business Planning & Finance’, ‘Driving Sales through Marketing’ and ‘Buying & Visual Merchandising’.

This course mirrors Mary Portas’ passion for the retail industry and will give retailers and opportunity to evaluate current business practise and identify areas for development in their business. It is aimed to meet the needs of small to medium sized businesses and not only provide businesses with the skills, knowledge and tools to run a profitable retail business but also to give SME’s an opportunity to network with other businesses.

Previous attendee, Babs Morse, says:
“Having had no previous retail experience, but with a dream to open my own ladies boutique, I looked for some retail training and found the Mary Portas endorsed ‘Guide to Successful Retailing’ course at theskillscentre:mk. The most beneficial element of the course was focusing on three key retail business areas. I’d already started my business plan so needed help with the financial parts. The course was extremely helpful and gave me the confidence to move my plan forward.  The ‘Driving Sales through Marketing’ day was very useful as it gave me a full understanding of the retail marketing mix and the marketing calendar was an excellent tool.
 I would recommend the ‘Guide to Successful Retailing’ to anyone working in retail!”
theskillscentre:mk are delighted to be able to offer these FREE 1 hour taster sessions for business owners and retail workers and anticipate a high interest in these sessions so retailers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment! To book your free taster session or for more information please contact Jackie Small on 01908 398111 or