Prof. Kim Cassidy

External Academic Director: The Centre is led by Professor Kim Cassidy, who for the past 6 years has been working to increase the impact of government funded research on the retail industry, as lead on the ESRC ‘Retail Navigator’ project 2011-2013 and between 2013-2015 as Co-ordinator for the ESRC ‘Retail Sector Initiative’

Bill Grimsey

Retail Executive Director: Bill Grimsey, ex CEO of Wickes, Iceland and Focus, and author of The Grimsey Review is one of the UK’s retail’s most experienced and high profile figures.

Malcolm Sullivan

Internal Academic Director:  Malcolm Sullivan is Head of the Marketing Department at Nottingham Business School (Nottingham Trent University)

Nelson Blackley

Research Associate: Nelson Blackley, who has worked as the Research Assistant on both the ESRC Retail Navigator and Retail Sector initiatives. He has extensive retail marketing experience, having previously worked for Boots the Chemist, Children’s World and Boots Retail International.