For the four | Virtual event

Date: October 19, 2020 to October 21, 2020

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For the four

Championing the health of retail

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retailTRUST Chief Executive Chris Brook-Carter hosts our first fully virtual event.

Building on our #forthefour campaign, which shines a spotlight on the Trust’s mission to provide support for every individual whenever they need it, we are launching an exclusive week of content free of charge.

Our three-day programme of content will equip you and your colleagues with the skills to manage your emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing. 


Monday 19 October | Leading the industry 

The industry’s big thinkers give their views on the great challenges that face retail, those leading it and those forging their careers in it. In particular, we explore the great debate around people in retail, their ongoing importance to the future of the sector, and the skills and attributes needed to create a world-class employer in a post-COVID world.

Economics and people – the shape of retail in a post-COVID world

Paul Martin, Global Retail Lead and UK Head of Retail, KPMG

Leading retail analysts from KPMG dissect the impact of COVID-19 on retail and explore the long-term impact of the crisis, its effect on strategy and the implications for the sector as the most important private sector employer in the UK.

A leader’s guide to the role of business in a healthier world

Dr Adrian Massey, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Health Partners and Duradiamond Healthcare Ltd

Health equals wealth, yet truly understanding the relationship between a fit and healthy workforce and financial performance in an ever-changing crisis has never been harder. The Trust’s chief medical advisor lifts the lid on what every people leader must know about the health of their teams.

Retail legends in association with Newton

Andy Clarke, former Chief Executive of Asda and Chairman of Newton

We talk to one the biggest figures in grocery in the last decade. With an enduring legacy on British retail and a career that embraced the ‘shop floor to boardroom’ journey that UK retail is famous for, the former CEO of Asda, discusses his unique perspective of people, purpose and profits.

Tuesday 20 October | Leading your teams

On day two, we delve deep into the trends shaping the way your customers and colleagues view the world, helping you understand the post-COVID views of your most important stakeholders and the tools needed to engage them successfully.

The power of positivity

Hannah Meium Harman, Creative Programme Manager Europe, Pinterest

The trends shaping the way we think, work and consume and why bringing hope and purpose to your customers and colleagues has never been more important.

Leading teams in a new world

Panel discussion hosted by Chris Brook-Carter, Chief Executive, retailTRUST

Unprecedented challenges, new ways of working and fast-changing expectations – the role of the leader has been transformed in six months. How have three of the sector’s very best adapted their approaches, built new skills and protected their people in the crisis?


Paula Coughlan, Chief People Officer, Dixons Carphone | Paul Szumilewicz, Global Head of Agile, Global Marketing, HSBC | Tracey Clements, Chief Operating Officer, Boots UK and ROI

In conversation with Rita Clifton CBE

Rita Clifton, CBE, Chair Brandcap and Non-Executive Director ASOS

Love Your Imposter: be your best self, flaws and all

Studies show that a massive 70% of people feel like an imposter at some point in their professional life. Brand guru and former Chair of Interbrand, Rita Clifton, shares how she learnt to work with her imposter self rather than hide from it in order to succeed in her career.

Wednesday 21 October | Leading yourself

An exclusive morning of workshops to give you the tools to manage your health, happiness and performance as a new professional era dawns upon us.

Financial wellness workshop

Alex Partridge, Wellbeing Ambassador and Partnership Director, Wagestream

Learn why financial wellness is a core pillar of mental health and the tools you need to take control of the new economic challenges.

Mental health workshop – the new tools for resilience  

Andrea Woodside, Training Lead, retailTRUST

Where COVID-19 is concerned, we are all having a normal reaction to an abnormal event but maintaining our emotional wellness isn’t always easy especially when we’re looking after others. Learn to take a step back and use the ‘3 Ps’ to gain perspective and give you the best chance of staying well, focused and optimistic.  

Physical health workshop – you are what you eat

Matt Lock and Gavin Eivers, Co-founders of Outliers Wellbeing

A practical guide to the power of food and its influence on performance and happiness. We’ll explore the notion ‘you are what you eat’ to find out if there’s any truth behind the saying. Find out what you can do to influence how you look, feel, think, behave and perform.

Vocational health workshop – now show up!

Tim Robson, Managing Director, NSU Media

Navigate the new world of work with the best version of you!


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