New partner and head for senior executive search company

Leading Retail

Specialist fashion and retail recruiter, Retail Executives Limited has appointed former Very Exclusive managing director Sarah Curran-Usher MBE as partner and head of the new Retail Advisory division. Curran-Usher is also the chairman of Richards Radcliffe and a non-executive of French Connection.

Curran-Usher started her career at The Times, before entering fashion retail as the owner of a small boutique in London and then subsequently founding Curran-Usher’s main focus with be setting up and establishing the Retail Advisory division. A new concept that allows companies both small and large, access to the best brains and expertise for consultation, whether it is an hour or a few months.

Often a company needs to take advice but does not know where to go, we bring to them a choice of accomplished experts they can speak to ranging on all things retail.

Richard Hollister, managing partner of Retail Executives Limited said; “Sarah Curran-Usher is an inspirational hire for Retail Executives Limited. Sarah has vast experience in luxury fashion, digital and importantly for the business will be our ‘disruptor’. Taking to pieces the recruitment industry sacred cows, breaking the china eggs and building a recruitment service anew from the modern customer’s requirements.”

Darren Topp, chairman of Retail Executives Limited said: “Sarah is an outstanding appointment. The combination of both her corporate and entrepreneurial skills will be a real asset to the group as we begin to build a new future in retail recruitment and consultancy.”

Curran-Usher commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Richard, Darren and the team to build this exciting new platform as part of the Retail Executive Group. We will offer something new and innovative to support small to mid sized companies in the retail sector who need to engage the expertise of advisors within our network.

Retail Executives will be announcing other senior industry hires over the coming weeks. Curran will start with immediate effect, following the recent appointment of Darren Topp, who was announced as Chairman of Retail Executives Limited in August 2018.

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