First Friday is a consulting, change management and training business with its roots in retail. We have a portfolio of 100+ clients across the UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia and the USA.
Whatever change your business makes, it's your people who will ultimately cause it to succeed or fail. We build capability within your business to deliver sustainable change.More
We help people to do their jobs more effectively, offering expert-led skills training in skills, capabilities, systems and new ways of working.More
We have extensive experience in large scale systems change and we focus on how the people, system and processes all work together.More
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First Friday are delighted to announce William Alston as a new partner.
William will be responsible for leading the expansion of First Friday in the United States.
“William has a great background and an impressive track record. He is an ideal person both in terms of skills and personality to head up First Friday’s new business in the US,” Robin Turner, Chief Executive Officer, of First Friday.
William joins First Friday after serving in management consulting and transformation leadership roles for several international retailers. In addition, William has garnered comprehensive retail merchandising, buying, planning, and allocation skills while working in the retail and consulting industries for companies such as Gap Inc., Macy’s, Oracle, Infosys, Capgemini, and IBM.
William represents more than 20 years of experience working in fashion apparel, consumer package goods, food/consumables, hardlines, and telecommunications/electronics retail.
“I am delighted to join First Friday to spearhead our expansion into the United States. I look forward to leveraging my broad experience in both the retail and consulting industries to help our clients compete in an ever changing retail environment,” said, William. “I firmly believe that a well-positioned change management and training approach coupled with deep industry expertise is essential for the every successful transformation program.”
His career began as one of the youngest executives at Gap Incorporated, where he served in various functional roles including merchandise planning, distribution, and allocation management into Europe and Japan markets.
William received his Masters of Business Administration from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina in Financial Management.
We are very excited about Kaboodle – a unique digital social learning & communications platform that we have developed.
Kaboodle is packed full of features which will revolutionise the way a retailer can communicate and learn with head office, store staff and project teams. Kaboodle has a built-in LMS, reference library& support , all managed in a unique social way & built on a cloud based gamification platform.
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3113-1 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
First Friday Ltd. is registered in England and Wales with Companies House.
Company Registration No.04293694
Registered office: Lower Hollises, Rignall Road, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9AJ, UK
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