Welcome to Visual Merchandising Courses
After 25 years industry experience working for London retailers; Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Marks & Spencer,
I feel it’s important to pass on my industry knowledge to other aspiring Visual Merchandisers.
Both my online and in person courses give both our retail customers and students current industry knowledge
and techniques to help them thrive as Visual Merchandisers!
The online visual merchandising courses are the best way for our students who are based all over the world,
to learn how to create compelling window displays & instore visual merchandising that drives more sales, attracts new and existing customers.
I also offer in person courses which can be held at your retail or business premises, these are tailored to meet your specific learning requirements.
Visual Merchandising Courses are an excellent way to learn how to professionally maximise your product displays, improve store layouts and generate more sales.
Discover the effective techniques to create aspirational visual merchandising for both physical stores and E- Commerce shops.
Understand the true science behind Visual Merchandising and tap into your customers psychology!
In Person Courses
Retail Safari Tours
Learn the following skills
- Create inspirational and on trend window displays
- Drive sales through your window displays
- Create theatre and inspiration to entertain buyers
- Styling and dressing mannequins
- Learn how to attract new and existing customers
- Create an aspirational level of presentation which links to your brand style
- Increase customer spend with effective link selling techniques
- Learn how to apply all of these principles when working with online retailers and E-Commerce shops
- Learn how to create effective floor layouts to drive customer flow
- Understand the importance of carrying out customer flow exercises
- Apply trend forecasting to your visual merchandising
- Strengthen brand image for consumers through effective visual merchandising
- Create strong, consistent promotions and campaigns – driving these both instore and online
Some of the companies we have worked with
Benefits of a VM Courses to your business
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VMC delivered Essex Wildlife Trust with an excellent introduction to visual merchandising. Sarah was immediately able to get on a level with the delegates, quickly ascertaining everyone’s skills sets and training needs on both a group and 1-2-1 basis. Sarah was quick to put the room at ease with her wonderful nature and extensive experience, particularly in attraction retail and secondary spend. This made the training much more pointed and bespoke to us, as secondary spend retailer, where the way visitors navigate a site and spend can differ slightly to a regular high street proposition.
Michael Rodberg & Julie Hudson
Visitor Engagement Area Managers
Essex Wildlife Trust
Sarah Manning is amazing! She is an expert in Visual Merchandising! I have connected with Sarah for her brilliant
co-virtual- hands on course!
I learned more with Sarah than 6 years of University on this subject! I learned key techniques that are time less that I can use in my business in Visual Merchandising for any client.
I have been working with Sarah for over 3 years and will continue to do so!
The Fashion Brand Guru, Louisiana US
“I have just completed an introduction to VM with Sarah, and it was fantastic! I had been approached with the opportunity to create window displays by a client who was impressed by my creativity, however I had no prior knowledge of merchandising or using creativity within a retail setting. Sarah’s course covered the key principles of VM and she tailored it to suit the specific needs of my client. Coming from a creative background I knew how to create a pleasing display, but it was Sarah’s guidance that gave me the confidence to create my first window display armed with the knowledge of how best to showcase my client’s products.
I am now a very happy fledgling visual merchandiser with a very pleased client! Sarah is incredibly warm and engaging; I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to increase their retail display skills.”
Online VM Student
“We hired Sarah to provide VM training for our retail managers and it was a huge success. The managers really engaged with the course, and enjoyed the mix of practical and theoretical presentation, and all gave extremely positive feedback. They also went back to stores and immediately put in to practice what they had learned, which gave measurable increases in revenue.”
Area Retail Manager RSPB
In 2015 I decided to up my skill set and invest in a Visual Merchandising course run by Sarah Manning.
It was an outstanding three days. Sarah is a great teacher, generous with her time and very encouraging. I learned a lot from Sarah and my skills have been put to good use, even when styling my own home. Highly recommended and to Sarah I say a heartfelt thank you.
Tracey Beesley – The Lifestyle Concept
Myself and my team found the merchandise training given by Sarah very useful and beneficial to the job roles we cover. It left us with the confidence to be able to positively visual merchandise our stores.
Tom Orange – Senior Technical Rep,