Introducing Alan Morris – our new Non-Exec Director

Retail247 extends a warm welcome to Alan Morris who joins the team in his new role as Non-Executive Director.

Working with some of the best-known retailers on the high street, Retail247 brings a pragmatic and delivery focussed approach to strategy and innovation; allowing technology to deliver advantage not burden. The company prides itself on having a team of retailers that understand technology, technologists that understand retail, and a cloud-based solution set that enables modern retailing. Alan’s appointment further strengthens the retail technology experience within Retail247.

Alan started his first technology business, Compass, in 1995 and then jointly founded Retail Assist in 1999. Alan led the company’s successful development over 18 years as CEO and then Chairman before exiting in 2017 following a private equity backed management buy-out. Today Alan works as a non-executive director with progressive businesses that are looking to achieve growth. He believes in developing individuals and in creating high performing teams, which is quintessential to Retail247’s ethos.

Martin Schofield, Founder and CEO of Retail247 said, “In these difficult times it is important that we focus on our staff welfare and indeed how our actions will effect society at large. It is, however, also important that we look to the future and position ourselves to help with the inevitable period of recovery. Retail247 will continue with its exciting growth phase and we will continue to build both our consultancy and solution offerings. To help with this growth, I am extremely pleased to announce that Alan Morris, co-founder of Retail Assist, has agreed to join us as a Non-Executive Director. Alan brings a wealth of retail experience and credibility to the table. His knowledge and track record will be vital as we move to our next chapter and I look forward to working alongside him.”

Alan was attracted by the opportunities and potential Retail247 has to offer and is looking forward to bringing his expertise to further develop the success of Retail247 in the industry.

Alan said, “I am delighted to be joining Retail247. I have known Martin for many years. In fact, he has been my client on two occasions whilst with Burberry and Harvey Nichols. He has an excellent understanding of retailing and his approach to driving change is something I have always been impressed with. The retail sector is re-inventing itself based upon changing consumer demands and supply chain options. I believe that Retail247 has the experience and solutions to help retailers not only adapt to change, but also to benefit and grow as a result of it. I can’t wait to start.”

Retail247 looks forward to working alongside Alan, who started working with the company this week.