Tim is a retail professional, founder of VM-unleashed Ltd, a multi-channel retail specialist company working with international retailers.
Tim’s expertise is working both at board level and store level with a variety of retail businesses, high street operators, retail brands and new retail propositions to develop commercial retail strategy and to integrate buying & selling with visual merchandising, and marketing programmes with retail operations for increased efficiency, sales & profit.
Tim works across retail channels, DOS-stores & concessions formats, introducing best practice in merchandising strategy, assortment planning, space planning, store layout, new store openings, store and e-commerce modernisation, visual merchandising & communication, retail calendar development and sales promotions.
As a priority, the store experience is always at the focus of his work, improving the back-end functions to facilitate visual display, store concept, brand communication and customer service to generate retail theatre and consistently attract and engage store visitors.
He has built a specialisation in cost-effective cross-functional projects involving tours and workshops helping retailers explore commercial opportunities through better integration of silos, functions and processes increasing efficiencies and driving sales improvements.
Tim also writes a popular blog, writes for magazines on a variety of retail issues, and regularly speaks at international conferences as well as running workshops on retail strategy, merchandising and visual merchandising operations.
His 25 years retail experience has been with companies across many sectors from fashion retail, accessories, homeware, heath & beauty, food, leisure, outdoor and retail sector specialists, multi-category and non-retail businesses from Spain to Scandinavia, from the UK to South America.
Tim has worked with Marks & Spencer, Primark, AllSaints, Nespresso, Walgreens, Real Madrid, Carrefour, Camper, Cortefiel, Springfield, Boots, Sainsbury, Sonae, Otto Versand, BonPrix, Ferrari, Luxottica, Ray-Ban, National Geographic, Flex, Gruppo Vestebene, Alessi, Eroski, Coin, OVS, Carrera, Lovable, Bally, Adidas, Portaventura, Casa Batllo Gaudi, Sony, Clarks, Benetton, Orange, Baltika, Koton, Marina Yachting, MCS, Henry Corrons, Fujitsu, Bata, KappAhl, Imaginarium, Porcelanosa, Trucco and Ben Sherman.