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Top Influencers: 19 UK Group Managing Director’s To Follow in 2022

Group Managing Director, Retail play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Group Managing Director, Retail role. We have selected these Group Managing Director, Retail’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Group Managing Director, Retail’s. The list is in no particular order!

Andrew Jennings

Group Managing Director, Retail @ Woolworths Limited

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A highly accomplished global retail executive with more than 40 years of achievement at some of the world’s most respected high-end, speciality stores. Recognised for his leadership capabilities and performance-driven management style, Andrew Jennings commands a vast knowledge of consumer trends, vendor networks and retail practices in mature and emerging markets. He has distinguished himself in senior executive positions in six countries and on four continents including Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, The United States, South Africa and Germany. Learn more about Andrew Jennings on Crunchbase…

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Richard Arnold

Group Managing Director @ Manchester United Football Club Limited

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Group Managing Director at Manchester United Football Club Limited. Learn more about Richard Arnold on Crunchbase…

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Patrick Wehrmann

Group Managing Director & CEO, StepStone UK @ StepStone

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Patrick Wehrmann joined StepStone 2012 as member of the supervisory board. In February 2014 he was appointed to his current role as Group Managing Director with specific responsibilities for the group businesses (Totaljobsgroup, Jobsite, SAON UK) in the UK, Mergers and Acquisitions and international HR. Before joining StepStone as Group Managing Director, Patrick served as Managing Director of Axel Springer Digital Classifieds. In this position he held several supervisory and advisory board positions in the digital classifieds businesses of Axel Springer worldwide. Previously, he was Commercial Publishing Director / CFO of the BILD Group and the Axel Springer Magazine Division as well as COO/CFO of the Axel Springer Magazine and International Division. In the beginning of his career he held several positions in the French, German, US and UK businesses of Axel Springer. Patrick graduated in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel. He also studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Dijon (France) and at the University of Colorado. Learn more about Patrick Wehrmann on Crunchbase…

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Rebecca Skitt

Group Managing Director @ 10xbanking

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Rebecca leads the development and progress of 10x. Supported by an executive leadership team, her role is to bring the 10x vision to life. Rebecca joined 10x in December 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, moving to her current role in May 2018. An experienced global business leader, Rebecca’s career has taken her around the world with high profile brands including Unilever and Barclays. She has deep experience in enabling business transformation, building high-performance cultures and establishing innovation capability worldwide. Rebecca is known for her passion for attracting and mobilising top talent to deliver on breakthrough strategies. Learn more about Rebecca Skitt on Crunchbase…

10xbanking offers a digital banking platform that will transform the way financial services providers operate. Read more about10xbanking on Crunchbase…

Alan Cleary

Group Managing Director @ Precise Mortgages

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Precise Mortgages is a dynamic platform that specializes in delivering mortgages and loan services through a nationwide intermediary base. Read more aboutPrecise Mortgages on Crunchbase…

Manish Malhotra

Group Managing Director @ ESI Media

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The commercial department of the London Evening Standard, The Independent, i and London Live. Read more aboutESI Media on Crunchbase…

Andrew Jack

Group Managing Director @ Four Communications

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Andrew first established himself in the world of media as Regional Director of CIA with clients such as BT, Hotpoint, Allied Maples, Eastern Electricity, Specsavers and Northcliffe Newspapers. In 1998 Andrew established Osborne Jack Media which became the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency specialising in Property. Andrew was later responsible for the formation of Pure media Group Ltd, a property specialist, which also dealt in financial, consumer and motors with an estimated annual billing of £40m. Andrew now runs Four’s multi-million pound Media and Marketing practices offering media planning and buying as well as brand and design work. Learn more about Andrew Jack on Crunchbase…

Four is a leading independent, integrated communications agency with offices in London and the Gulf. Read more aboutFour Communications on Crunchbase…

Tadhg Flanagan

Group Managing Director @ Bourne Capital

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Following a career in operations and customer services in the airline industry and previously with MWB, Tadhg joined Bourne Capital as General Manager in 2005 before being appointed Group Managing Director in 2007. His flair for developing new ventures, as well as running the serviced office businesses at MWB, has been instrumental in the successful letting and launching of Capital Tower and the development of sales, marketing and operational strategies for all commercial aspects of the Group. Tadhg has also established strong financial controls and disciplines within the group and has defined and grown the property and leisure arms of the business. Recognising that any organisation is only as strong as the people it employs, Tadhg retains an on-going commitment to developing and growing both management and operational teams for the group. Tadhg is focused on Bourne Capital’s owner operated strategy of growing brands within the existing estates, and the acquisition of complementary businesses to create new ventures and grow the business. Learn more about Tadhg Flanagan on Crunchbase…

Bourne Capital is a leading international active property management and leisure operations group. Read more aboutBourne Capital on Crunchbase…

Damian Tracey

Group managing director @ Kee Safety

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Mr. Damian Tracey served as the President of EMEA at Wayne, Inc. Mr. Tracey served as the President of Dresser Wayne EMEA at Wayne, Inc. Mr. Tracey served as the President of Military at Smiths Detection Group Limited and Smiths Detection Danbury. He serves as the President of Military at Smiths Detection-LiveWave, Inc. He has extensive international experience with leading manufacturing companies, principally in fibre optics and cable systems for the telecomms, electrical and electronics industries. He served as Managing Director for Pirelli’s Telecommunications UK Operations at Pirelli Telecom Cables & Systems since 2001. He served at Smiths Group and as Managing Director of Hypertac Ltd., the specialist high-grade electrical connectors business. Mr. Tracey is a physicist, with an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. Learn more about Damian Tracey on Crunchbase…

Kee Safety is a global supplier of safety systems and solutions focused primarily on hand rail, guard rail, and barrier systems. Read more aboutKee Safety on Crunchbase…

Geraldine Unsworth

Group Managing Director @ Kimberly

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Kimberly, a business in the UK powered access rental market. Read more aboutKimberly on Crunchbase…

Ken Ritson

Group Managing Director and Co-Founder @ EDS HV Group

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Ken Ritson is Group Managing Director. Ken is responsible for installation contracts and services/project management within EDS. Ken started his career with a UK Electricity Company and progressed to a Training & Development Engineer. In 1993 he joined a UK contracting firm as Contracts Manager, and formed EDS in 1994. As a founder member of EDS Ken has a vast experience from installation, training and development through management of multi-million pound companies. Ken’s practical, commercial, business and industry knowledge has left him well placed to deliver solutions to clients in the most challenging situations. Learn more about Ken Ritson on Crunchbase…

EDS HV Group engages in the design and installation of wind farm construction projects. Read more aboutEDS HV Group on Crunchbase…

Stuart Rootham

Group Managing Director @ AstonLark

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AstonLark is an Industry leading and completely independent insurance broker. Read more aboutAstonLark on Crunchbase…

Einir Williams

Group Managing Director @ Four Communications

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Four is a leading independent, integrated communications agency with offices in London and the Gulf. Read more aboutFour Communications on Crunchbase…

Simon Banks

Founder & Group Managing Director @ CSL DualCom

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Simon Banks is a Founder & Group Managing Director at CSL DualCom. Learn more about Simon Banks on Crunchbase…

CSL DualCom, based in the UK, provides dual signaling alarm systems and other security installations. Read more aboutCSL DualCom on Crunchbase…

Simon Banks

Founder & Group Managing Director @ CSL DualCom

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Simon Banks is a Founder & Group Managing Director at CSL DualCom. Learn more about Simon Banks on Crunchbase…

CSL DualCom, based in the UK, provides dual signaling alarm systems and other security installations. Read more aboutCSL DualCom on Crunchbase…

Matthew Entwistle

Group Managing Director @ Two Circles

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Matthew’s twenty-year career includes senior roles in strategy consulting, marketing and commercial operations. His business passion is understanding customers and using that insight to drive tangible commercial results. He has worked across consumer and retail businesses in the UK, Europe, US and Asia, including time as Tesco’s Non-food Marketing Director and Tesco.com’s International Director. As Group Managing Director at Two Circles, he is responsible for delivering great client results in every country in which we work. As a fervent football fan, Matthew has been supporting Manchester City for the past 34 years from Maine Road to the Etihad Stadium. Having played football in his younger years he continues to keep fit and is now a keen gym-goer. Learn more about Matthew Entwistle on Crunchbase…

Two Circles is a sports marketing agency based in London. Read more aboutTwo Circles on Crunchbase…

Stuart Glover

Group Managing Director @ Securus Group

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Stuart Glover is a Group Managing Director at Securus Group. Learn more about Stuart Glover on Crunchbase…

The Securus Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of electronic life safety and security products and services. Read more aboutSecurus Group on Crunchbase…

Paul Hackett

Group Managing Director @ Key Forensic Services

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Key Forensic Services offers a full range of quality forensic services Read more aboutKey Forensic Services on Crunchbase…

Belinda Collins

Group Managing Director @ Zest The Agency

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Belinda Collins serves as a Group Managing Director at Zest The Agency. Learn more about Belinda Collins on Crunchbase…

Zest is a creative communications agency. Read more aboutZest The Agency on Crunchbase…

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