Antony is retail and ecommerce expert | Future tech and innovation enthusiast (Blockchain, IoT, AR etc) | with over 10 years physical retailing experience, combined with a further 10 years ecommerce and digital expertise, running .com businesses and driving online business units.

After a lifetime learning about customers in physical retailers, in 2004 he joined Dixons group looking after the “direct” (ecommerce) channel, where he took the business from £90m in 2004 to £140m in 2006. He progressed through the Dixons Finance teams and set up the group shared service centre in the Czech Republic, which he grew to 200 FTE, supporting finance and customer support for the European business. He then become Commercial Finance Director, before leaving to set up a fabric technology ecommerce business.

As Principal consultant, he develops and produces customer centric business strategies and plans for new and existing retailers to develop and grow their ecommerce and omnichannel business. With the Digital transformation role, we are helping retailers radically change their business DNA from top to bottom, to be able to compete and survive in the digital world. Our clients are global retailers, to pure play ecommerce sites, to well-known household brands.

Antony has built and sold one online business, worked with 2 family owned fashion brands (Nigel Hall Menswear and Bolongaro Trevor) and managed his online TV shopping channel.

Interested in all things digital and helping businesses through their Digital Transformation journey – IoT, AI, AR/VR and Blockchain

As an experienced consultant, Antony provides extensive retail and digital expertise to retailers, consumer products brands and he is the Sky News Retail expert

Recent projects:
* Strategic online D2C (Direct to Consumer) strategy for a global FMCG
* Customer Experience Audit for a national railway franchise to win the four year bid extension
* Digital transformation workshops across EMEA, India and China for a global consumer electronics brand, improving the digital strategic thinking for over 300 leaders.
* Omnichannel strategic review and planning for a 300 store UK high street specialist electronics retailer
* Digital transformation workshops for a 2,500 store UK high street retailer, improving the digital strategic thinking for over 100 leaders.
* Project management of a user experience review of the new mobile and desktop website for a global consumer electronics brand, delivering customer experience knowhow to the new platform
* Strategic business plan for a new consumer product to for its online business from £20m to over £100m
* Digital marketing plan for a UK department store to maximize it’s online sales
* Omnichannel strategic review and planning for a UK high street lifestyle retailer
* Omnichannel thought leader presentation to 100 members of a UK supermarket giant

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