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Visual Merchandising Training For Matalan

Visual Merchandising Training For Matalan

It was fantastic to be invited to teach an in person Visual Merchandising Course for the Matalan Visual Merchandising team this month. Although I enjoy teaching my courses online, it was good to be back teaching and training retailers in person !  

This in person course for Matalan was held at their recently relaunched store in Milton Keynes. The course program had a mixture of theory and practical tasks. Running this training course on site and within a store is very beneficial for the attendees as we can work within the shop floor space and with their unique merchandise.

The Ultimate Multi Sensory Retail Experience at Selfridges

The Ultimate Multi Sensory Retail Experience at Selfridges

Welcome to my first blog post of 2022 ! It’s been a busy first month of the year with the launch of this term’s Online Visual Merchandising Courses for The University of The Arts London, its been great to get back to teaching again after the Christmas break.

During my classes it has been a popular topic to discuss the importance of creating a reason to encourage our customers to come back to our physical stores and shop again after the effects of the pandemic. I feel the current Selfridges Corner Shop Pop Up concept titled ” Universe ” showcasing fashion archive pieces by Paco Rabanne and art from Victor Vasarely is a fantastic example of creating a multi sensory experience in our retail stores.

My visit to this exhibition at Selfridges last week was well worth the experience, mixing sound and theatre to the corner shop space to create a memorable shopping experience. I would recommend a visit if you are in London, the installations run until 27th March 2022.

Completion of Visual Merchandising Course For HTA Members 2021

Completion of Visual Merchandising Course For HTA Members 2021

This month I completed teaching the final online Visual Merchandising workshop of the year for the HTA Academy (Horticultural Trades Association )

I have loved teaching the amazing HTA members this year on our year long Visual Merchandising Development Program, focusing upon how to apply Visual Merchandising principles effectively across the members Garden Centres across the UK.

Pink Friday 20% off Online Visual Merchandising Courses

Pink Friday 20% off Online Visual Merchandising Courses

Do you want to learn more about Visual Merchandising?

I am now running a “Pink Friday “ offer with 20% off all of my live online courses ! 💗
All my online courses are live lessons with me, so if you want to learn the basics of Visual Merchandising or want to learn how to apply the VM principles to your e-commerce store or book a bespoke Visual Merchandising online course for your team my online courses are an effective way of learning about the exciting world of Visual Merchandising 🤩

* All prices show the 20% discount price in the booking app and courses can be booked up to the end of May 2022 on dates to suit you !

Visual Merchandising Training & Consultancy For Emporium at Nene Court

Visual Merchandising Training & Consultancy For Emporium at Nene Court

This month we worked on completely transforming their furniture & home space to increase sales and customer inspiration. Megan Warner is a local furniture upcycler in Wellinborough, who sells her fabulous revamped furniture pieces in the Emporium.

The furniture space was previously not styled and looked very over crowded with merchandise, that it was difficult for customers to shop the space effectively. The new space comprises of a central feature wall, styled with Cole & Son’s wallpaper and dressed to give the customer interior inspiration. All furniture is now accessible for customers to browse and the unique features on Megan’s pieces are now clear to appreciate. We also added a digital screen with video content showing Megan at work creating her furniture pieces, which helps to tell the story of her brand and business to the customer.

It was fantastic to see that Megan has already sold three of her furniture pieces already this week !

Online Visual Merchandising Training For Big Mat Malta

Online Visual Merchandising Training For Big Mat Malta

During the Spring I had the pleasure of teaching the retail team at Big Mat, a well renowned DIY retail store in Malta.

Owners, Carl and Noel Attard asked me to write a bespoke online Visual Merchandising Course for their retail team. 

I wrote a bespoke online program which ran over four class sessions. The bespoke program was run as live online classes and I scheduled a practical exercise after each class. The practical exercise was linked to the subjects we had covered during that lesson, giving the attendees the opportunity to be able to put the Visual Merchandising techniques into practice within the store. 

The bespoke course focused upon teaching the team the key principles of Visual Merchandising and how these can be implemented effectively to ensure both creative and commercial success. Carl and Noel wanted a strong focus on revamping their large store window area, front entrance and in store promotional space.