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Acres Consultancy has added to its talent acquisition team with the appointment of Ben Paine and Katy Barry.

Ben’s most recent experience is with the provision of contract and interim staff to organisations in both the private and public sectors. Degree educated at Nottingham University in media and communications, Ben has a reputation for quality and professionalism amongst his clients and the candidates he has placed.

Katy has worked for a market leading recruitment support provider offering solutions to both manufacturers and retailers across the UK.

Principal Director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres said, “We are delighted to welcome Ben and Katy to our growing team of talented consultants.

“Both Ben and Katy excel in effective communication with both job seekers searching for their next position and businesses looking for talent. They will enhance our team offering, which is building a growing reputation for exceptional industry skills and experience, making us a first choice provider for both KBB retailers and merchants.”

Well known industry professional Ray Isted is the third KBB professional to take part in Acres Consultancy ‘Industry Legends’ series.
Dedicated KBB and merchant service provider Acres Consultancy launched its Industry Legend films to share the thoughts and advice of some of the most successful professionals in the industry.

Ray’s film covers his early career in senior positions at Whirlpool and explores his thoughts on what it takes to be a successful KBB retailer in today’s market.

He urges retailers to research the local market and have a demonstrable point of difference to enable the customer to make their choice.

Ray says, “Retail is a challenging environment for independent retailers and knowledge is key. It is important to stay up to date and invest in a website and training so that customers can not only see that a retailer is knowledgeable but be able to back this up when they visit the showroom.”

Principal Director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres says, “Ray has an in depth understanding of what it takes to build a profitable retail business.  His film is a must see for independent retailers looking for clear, honest advice.”

The Ray Isted film can be seen here. 

Acres Consultancy has added to its talent acquisition team with two new appointments. James Slater and Sophie Paton have joined the company as it expands to service a growing client base of UK wide KBB retailers and merchants.

James previously worked in retail sales and is experienced in social media, marketing and film production.

Sophie has a strong background in recruitment and has experience with face to face sales, as well as business development.
Principal Director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres said, “We are delighted to welcome two such talented people into the team.

“James brings first-rate customer service skills and relevant passion for property development and interior design, which will help build relationships with our KBB and merchant clients. Sophie is a great people person and an excellent communicator with outstanding negotiation skills.”

“We have an unrivalled increasing line-up of consultants with dedicated industry skills and experience, making us a first choice provider for both KBB retailers and merchants.”

ENDS
Pictured left-right: Sophie Paton, Kordian Pach, James Slater, Aiden Cowell, James Gibson, Simon Acres and Paul Radford


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