Elevator mentoring programme

Don Mcarthy

Elevator mentoring programme in memory of Don McCarthy CBE

Our new mentoring scheme ‘sends the elevator back down’ to those aspiring individuals who will benefit from the experience and expertise of mentors in their given field.

About the late Don McCarthy CBE

Don McCarthy CBE (19 June 1955 – 21 July 2018) was a British businessman who made his reputation in footwear retailing, first with Kurt Geiger, then with the Shoe Studio Group. Latterly he moved into general fashion retailing after acquiring the Rubicon Retail fashion business in 2005. From late 2006 to mid-2014 he was Executive Chairman of the House of Fraser department store group.

Don was an active investor in retail businesses through his own fund, No 9 Investments Ltd. Privately he was a generous donor to charities, a great philanthropist and proud ambassador of retailTRUST.

He was well known for his mantra:

“When you get to the top of your career, send the elevator back down for someone else.”

In Don’s memory, we are managing the elevator mentoring programme to help individuals progress their retail careers.

More information about the programme and how to apply