20 Sep 2019
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.
08 May 2019
Well known industry professional Ray Isted has joined Acres Consultancy as a training, marketing and recruitment consultant.
Ray has a proven record of commercial achievement, most notably in senior positions at Whirlpool. His skills range from media and events management to training workshops, client relationship building initiatives and recognising opportunities outside of the norm to promote education and secure brand visibility.
Principal director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres says, “We are thrilled that Ray has joined us. He has a first class reputation for enthusiastic and experienced training and will be a great asset to our business as we continue to service a growing, diverse and high profile client base.
Ray added, “I am delighted to be joining such a progressive and professional consultancy. It’s a great time to be joining the team and I am looking forward to the exciting opportunities ahead.”