Co-founder of The Centre for Inclusive Leadership
Paul is a Learning & Development Practitioner, Author, Broadcaster, Inspirational Speaker, Life Coach and Mediator. The common thread through his work is his ability to help people and organisations realise their full potential.
Paul is ITN Productions (Independent Television News) resident leadership expert for their Amazon Audible series “How to OutPerform” He is also a BBC contributor and has a regular show on Premier Radio called "Ask Paul"
Paul is the former CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and continues to work with various social justice projects and is also founder and director of The Grace Project a charity dedicated to working with people helping them discover their identity and resolve issues of self-worth and self-esteem. Paul has written three books on the subject.
Leadership Trainer, Consultant and Coach
Evelina Dzimanavičiūtė is an Organisational Wellbeing Consultant and speaker providing individuals and organisations with insights and neuroscience-based solutions for Leadership Development, Talent and Wellbeing strategy, Organisational Change, Strategic Alignment, as well as Stress Resilience and Mental Health support.
As a founder of Elite Mind and Elite Mind Academy, Evelina is on a mission to bridge the gap between business performance and individual wellbeing. Her unique approach to personal and professional development is based on therapeutic, neuroscience-based solutions combined with practical applications of performance coaching and organisational development.
Evelina came to England just over a decade ago without even speaking the language, and has built a successful leadership career and several entrepreneurial projects, all while studying for a degree, raising a child, and support suicidal individuals. Her unique journey of adaptation, perseverance, as well as recovery from tumour is an inspiring story often shared on international stages and leadership events.
Wellbeing Consultant at retailTRUST
Andrea began her career in wellbeing at work 25 years ago, and has worked with a wide range of industries to support employers to tackle mental health stigma in the workplace, create sustainable solutions for safeguarding their people’s wellbeing, and design programmes which encourage recovery from emotional distress.
Andrea has provided wellbeing consultancy to retailTRUST customers since 2012, and is well positioned to understand the unique needs and challenges of today’s retailers. She served as a Trustee of Mind England and Wales for seven years, and regularly appears in the media to discuss ways in which all employers can create workplaces which promote best practice.
Space Planning Manager at John Lewis & Partners
Glenn is a passionate, life-long retailer with an honours degree in Retail Management. He began his career with a variety of operational roles before spending over a decade in Buying & Merchandising working across a broad range of product categories and trading across numerous global markets. Appointed a Merchandiser at Disney Store at just 26 years old, he turned a declining category around, leading it to be their fastest profit growth category for all 5 years of his tenure. For this he was recognised by Retail Week as a finalist in their ‘Rising Stars’ competition.
In 2015 Glenn moved from merchandising product to physical space where he has developed a cutting edge analytical tool which has identified significant opportunities to optimise the commercial returns across the John Lewis & Partners physical estate. He is accountable for millions of square feet of space, the functional strategy for well over £1bn in sales, as well as overseeing multiple multi-million pound projects.
Director of Insight
Kyle Monk leads the team of BRC experts who report on industry trends and act as the benchmark for UK retail. The team produces a regular drumbeat of in-depth analysis on fast moving market developments and longer term structural trends.
Kyle has over 10 years of retail industry experience, with his most recent role involving running the insight function at the New West End Company, a fashion trade body. Prior to that he led the market intelligence function at Planet, a multinational retail Fintech organisation.
Managing Director, Insight Financial Consulting
David Meckin is Managing Director of Insight Financial Consulting. Previously, he held several senior management positions up to and including that of Chief Financial Officer of a multi-national business, working with companies in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia. He holds a degree in economics, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
David regularly delivers management workshops and presents at conferences, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. He also coaches senior executives in a variety of organisations and is regularly called upon to assess the business and financial acumen of prospective CEOs around the globe. Clients, past and present, include numerous FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, along with many leading international brands.
Over the years, he has developed a reputation for "turning complexity into simplicity", making the world of finance and investment interesting, easy to understand and even fun! David is the author of "How To Grow Your Own Money" - a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to the principles of investing. He is also the author of "Naked Finance", which has sold all over the world and has been published in numerous languages, providing non-financial managers with all the core skills and understanding they need to make financially sound managerial decisions. David is regularly quoted in the financial press, having appeared in publications such as the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Investors Chronicle and What Investment.