About Us

RESULTING IN... Business benefits realised Increased staff motivation People doing their jobs more effectively Sustainable change DELIVER... New skills and new capabilities New ways of working Sustainable adoption processes and systems WHO... Speak your language Have a commercial focus Understand Your Business Focus on the People we are RETAILERS...Who have become expert trainers... and experienced business change managers

There's no business like the retail business. And no-one knows retail better than we do.

First Friday was set up in the UK in 2001 and started working with retailers based outside the UK in 2011. Since then First Friday has opened offices in South Africa and the USA.

Everyone at First Friday is a retailer by trade. Not only have we worked at senior levels in retail in the past, but we work with world class retailers every day. It’s simply in our blood. We understand that what counts in retail is passion, flexibility and pace. Because we understand the business you’re in, we start adding value the minute we step through the door.

Organisations have to keep changing to stay on top. But no matter how thorough the restructure, how sophisticated the system or how robust the growth strategy, it is the people inside the organisation that will determine its success or failure. We equip people with the best skills for their job, whether it’s learning to work with a new system or developing future retail leaders.

 

 

Meet the team

We understand the business you’re in and we speak your language. We start adding value the minute we step through the door.

We are a team with many years experience working in commercial, buying and merchandising, retail, service and sales and learning and development.

Robin Turner

Managing director and Founder

Tony Wright

Training & Communications Director

Gita North

Partner - Change Management and Consulting

William Alston

Partner

Amanda Goodman

Consultant

Amy Duffin

Trainer

Anna Lockwood

Office & Web Content Manager

Arit Anderson

Consultant

Catherine Scleater

Consultant

Clare Barton

Consultant

Clare Burgess

Consultant

Clare Edwards

Consultant

Corrina Towers

Consultant

Fiona Gorton

Consultant

Graham Field

Consultant

Jacqueline Saunders

Consultant

Jane Thomas

Consultant

Jean Spencer

Consultant

Jenny Swartout

Digital Learning Specialist

Joanne Wilson

Consultant

Jon Williams

Digital Learning Specialist and Solutions Architect

Katie Fletcher

Consultant

Kathryn Fletcher

Consultant

Lara Turner

Consultant

Lesley Clayton

Consultant

Lesley Feinstein

Consultant - South African office

Lisa Barton

Negotiation Skills Specialist

Lorna Corbyn

Consultant

Louise Eyles

Consultant

Louise Gay-Jones

Consultant

Louise Leaf

Consultant

Lucy Salter

Consultant

Luisa Perez

Consultant

Melanie Bacon

Consultant

Natalie McKiernan

Nicole Richardson

Consultant

Pam Alexander

Consultant

Rachel Partington

Consultant

Rena Loizou

Consultant

Sally McGowan

Consultant

Sally Taylor

Consultant

Sally Taylor

Digital Sales Manager

Sarah Cannon

Consultant

Sarah Coxall

Consultant

Sarah Devereux

Consultant

Stacey Black

Consultant

Sue Carr

Consultant

Tracey Boden

Consultant - South African office

Victoria Ward

Consultant

Wendy Marx

Consultant - South African office

Our charity

First Friday is proud to support Contesa (UK registered charity 1109311).

This small, personal charity was founded in 2005, and is committed to alleviating the suffering of AIDS orphans and other disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Zambia.

Contesa provides help for these children through feeding, education and health programmes, and through funding building projects initiated by local communities. Over 1300 children are currently being supported through these projects and because the charity is small we can see that our support will make a real difference to the lives of these children. It costs just over 10p a day to provide a lunch for a child at school and this may be the only meal that child has in a day.

Find out more

Contact Us

If you’d like to get in touch please call or email us.

UK Tel: +44 (0)1494 867106
US Tel: + 1-844-584-2414
Email: enquiries@firstfriday.biz

UK Office
First Floor, Fairway House, Rear of 64-68 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AN, UK

US Office
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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