JMW assembles retail dream team to debate high street woes


Fast-growing legal services firm JMW Solicitors LLP is bringing together a team of well-known retail industry figures to debate the prospects of the UK high street at a conference in Manchester later this month (Thursday, October 25).

Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold, Allsports founder David Hughes and group commercial director of the Hut Group Steven Whitehead are among the speakers at the JMW Corporate Recovery and Insolvency conference, taking place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester.

Jacqueline Gold has been regularly voted one of the UK’s most influential businesswomen, while David Hughes’ outspoken views and well-received 2011 book Dirty Business have made him one of retail’s most colourful entrepreneurs.

The conference will also feature leading north-west advisors including BDO partner Dermot Power, who acted as joint administrator for  Allied Carpets in 2009.

Richard Wolff, partner and head of corporate recovery and insolvency at JMW, said: “Most people would have to admit that times remain tough for the UK retail sector, and we continue to see and read about significant retail failures  across the country on a regular basis.

“However, there have also been numerous examples of retailers bucking this trend dramatically and capitalising on the torrid climate to seize increased market share.

“These are certainly interesting times for UK retailers, and the stellar line up at this conference ensures it will be a lively, highly informed event and one not to be missed.”

For more information or to book a place at the conference, please contact Samantha Meakin, Marketing Manager at JMW by emailing or call 0161 828 1841.


For more information:

Peter Lappin
0161 235 0328
07540 047 834

Samantha Meakin
0161 828 1981
07595 277 842

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