For the hottest talent in retailing, the UK’s top retailers turn to court & spark consulting, a specialist search company for the retail sector. As former retail professionals with industry experience in operations and retail HR, we’re well placed to help retailers secure talent within Retail Operations, Retail Head Office, HR, E-commerce and Retail Board appointments. Our specialist Mapping & Research Practice handles confidential business intelligence assignments.
- Holding court blog: Left-field interview techniques
As the latest series of The Apprentice hits our screens we look at other left-field interview techniques and processesRead more
- Holding court blog: Middle East offers an oasis for bricks & mortar retailers
It’s not a mirage, the tills really are ringing and stock is flying off the shelves, but retailers looking to tap into this insatiable...Read more
- News: Hot career opportunities in the Middle East
Whilst the UK’s retail sector continues to face an uncertain economy, on-going growth development of the retail market within the Middle East continues to...Read more
- Talking Shop: Ian Jones
Insight from Outfit Retail Operations Director Ian Jones who is Talking Shop about his retail careerRead more
- News: Toasting success at the Retail Week Awards
It has been award season globally the past few months, and the UK’s retail sector was next in line to take centre stage in...Read more
- Talking Shop: Steve Gray
Insight from AS Watson’s Healthcare Director Steve Gray who is Talking Shop about his retail career.Read more
- Holding court blog: Rolling out the red carpet for the stars of retailing at the Retail Week Awards
Whilst the red carpet might have been rolled up in Hollywood, the UK retail scene now prepares to recognise its own stars at the...Read more
- Holding court blog: As Theo announces ‘he’s out’, who in retail could step into The Den?
As executive search consultants, court & spark is well skilled in handling tricky assignments that require a seasoned professional to fill the big...Read more
- Holding court blog: How redundancy can be the springboard for new opportunities
As the retail industry continues to be rocked by a steady stream of retailers hitting crisis point, many retail executives may have considered what their...Read more
- News: court & spark kick-starts the search to bring together the Laura Ashley Alumni
In the Diamond Jubilee year since Laura and Bernard Ashley first produced printed headscarves from their Pimlico based attic flat in 1953, court & spark’s...Read more
Holding court blog: Move to the Middle East shouldn’t be considered as a short stint in the sun
Latest research from Dubai indicates that 80% of people working there are ex-pats, and similar fast growth of the international community in the neighbouring states of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait makes it clear that relocation to the Middle East is an attractive prospect.
Holding court blog: As The Apprentice candidates hit Dubai we look at what it takes to say ‘You’re Hired’
It was interesting to watch last night’s Apprentice task which saw the candidates scouring the Dubai retail scene in search of an Aladdin’s cave of items and consider what we’re looking for the in the candidates court & spark is putting forward for retail roles in the Middle East.
court & spark is having a year of celebration to mark the contribution the Laura Ashley business has made to nurturing retailing talent over the last 60 years. This project has continued to gain pace with a host of leading former Laura Ashley employees supporting our ‘Life After Laura’ campaign.