Retail Consultants in London

There are many ways we can give a helping hand

With the increasing complexity within retail it is no surprise that there are often times when a retailer needs expertise for a short period of time. Skyline can provide that support, all we need is a brief on either the project or challenge and we simply take care of the rest.

The team at Skyline are the trusted retail business advisors in London for different business because we pride ourselves on being both totally honest and very knowledgeable. Skyline consultants have real expertise in a wide range of retail consultancy services and can provide leadership, solutions or simply an experienced hand within:

E-commerce

We offer a number of innovative E-commerce solutions to deliver increased sales and profits which in today’s competitive marketplace can give your business a competitive advantage. There are so many E-commerce businesses that fail because their strategy is not robust, or is simply not right for the evolving E-commerce space. Skyline totally understands retail E-commerce and the requirements to successfully meet your E-commerce retail strategy.

Omni Channel

If a retailer wants a real edge within the crowded marketplace it needs to have its shops and online operations joined up, in other words become an Omni Channel retailer. Skyline can make your retail operation seamless, adding click and collect and world class distribution systems to deliver a more personalised customer experience to your customers. If you want to be a leader within your retail sector, then talk to Skyline to see how we can revolutionise your business.

Retail Operations

Retailers often struggle to use best practice across every shop mainly because the individual nature of the stores. Skyline has expertise in formulating bespoke operations manuals that fit perfectly with the current operations but align the shops with a standardised approach to some key areas. We can and do ensure best practices are in place across all stores.

Leadership

There is often a short term requirement for leadership of the whole business or part of the business. Good leadership is critical for any business and any business with performance challenges need exceptional leadership which Skyline can provide, giving your business the maximum flexibility and capability irrespective of the challenge.

Procurement

Procurement strategy is so often not a core element within retailers yet it can make a considerable difference. Did you know for example a Skyline procurement strategy can dramatically reduce your costs and generate a considerable increase in margins. Let us make a considerable difference to your business.

Supply Chain

The supply chain within retail is often misunderstood or ignored yet it can make a measureable difference. We can help you make the best use of your stock ensuring its in the right place at the right time at the lowest cost. It’s not just common sense its expertise and a deep understanding of a retail business that is required.

Mentoring

Irrespective of seniority or capability most people benefit at different times within their career from mentoring. The capability of a retailers management team is often dependent on their personal development and a Skyline mentoring program can assist this. Skyline has trained confidential mentors to assist the development of all key members of your team

Marketing

As a retailer its often not what you have its how its marketed that separates the successful from the others. Skyline provide expert’s in developing a successful retail business and can produce and deliver the marketing strategy to make your business a success.

Epos

For retailers not currently using a EPOS system or considering an upgrade it’s a big decision. Skyline can help you consider all the facts before making an irreversible decision. With growing number of retailers using Epos most don’t really use it fully to get the benefits, and Skyline can help you get a better sales return for the cost of operating a EPOS system quickly.

Property

Selecting a new retail property is often left to a process in which increases the chance for a wrong property to be selected because there is not a uniformed process to measure a shop’s location. Skyline can help by carrying out a detailed analysis of your current properties and potential properties and using by a mixture of experience and an industry leading tool to measure the potential value of every property.

Recruitment

There is often the need to recruit new people yet getting the right person is so often slow, time consuming and challenging. Skyline is not a recruitment agency but we totally understand retail recruitment requirements and we listen to you. What you get is definitely the right person for your business.

Examples of retail engagements

Led Europe’s quickest large scale shop opening programme (100 shops).

Successfully closed two retail chain and realised the maximum assets.

Turned loss making business into business making in excess of £250k profit by development and executing a business restructure strategy.

Outsourced a retail supply chain reducing costs by 12%

Changed merchandising & category management strategies to improve sales by a average of 12% per product

Delivered improved store layouts, improving gross margins and sales.

Delivered an improved returns retail strategy that reduced costs by £2m, while retaining the customer proposition and reducing complexity.

Led customer loyalty programme that improved sales by 9%