What a difference a year makes…it seems like just yesterday we were putting together our very first issue of The Retail Appointment magazine and sending it out to thousands of retail and hospitality professionals who had yet to hear about us. Now here we are, with our first anniversary edition, and a bumper one at that - 32 pages of the latest information and careers from across the industry.
In the past year, our website retailappointment.co.uk has grown spectacularly, to the point that we're currently hosting over 2,700 live jobs at the last count on behalf of over 120 retail and hospitality names, from fashion to food and from homeware to accessories. Meanwhile, the magazine has become known far and wide for delivering the latest news, careers advice and jobs to retail professionals across the country and we're about to launch another very exciting project - but more on that later.
This month, The Co-operative Food is headlining the issue, with their front-cover advertisement for store managers, and if you're keen to apply then make sure that your CV is up to scratch with our feature on the dos and don'ts of CVs.
Meanwhile, Ben Sherman are hiring for a variety of retail roles as are both River Island and The Austin Reed Group.
But that's not all! Also looking for retail roles are Debenhams, Gap, Wallis, Gant, Claire's. Habitat, Dixons, M&S, Mothercare, Superdrug, Countrywide, DFS, BHS, Benefit, Pure, Icon Live, CC, and Coral as well as US fashion brand American Eagle Outfitters.
Meanwhile, on the hospitality side, we're featuring Coast to Coast, Pret and Itsu.
On top of all of this, we have a special preview of our first Live event which is being held at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel on the 25th and 26th of this month. The event really is our most ambitious project so far and is set to be a major success. Retail names who will be recruiting there include American Eagle, Al Tayer, Benefit, Claires, The Co-operative Food, Coral, Debenhams, Dixons Carphone, Fashion & Retail Personnel, Gap, H&M, Harrods, House of Fraser, Mitchells & Butlers, Pandora, Primark, River Island, Retail Human Resources and Selfridges. It's free to attend, but you might want to beat the queues on the day and pre-register here.
If you haven't already, check out our online edition of the magazine here and thanks for your support over this crazy, magical year. Here's to many more to come!