Grey4Gold.com (G4G) and Skillsmart / National Skills Academy – Retail (S/NSA) Chronology
Skillsmart launch the 7 Mary Portas Masterclasses
Rowland Gee (RG) launches G4G
RG introduced to Anne Seaman (AS) CEO of Skillsmart at BIS event by Jerry Marwood CEO of Spar UK
Minister Mark Prisk endorses G4G
RG meets AS and Jane Rexworthy (JR) CEO of NSA of S/NSA to discuss mentoring. S/NSA identify issue post Masterclass. Attendees want more.
S/NSA invite G4G to pitch its services and write a ‘business health check.’
G4G presents its market and mentoring report.
S/NSA decides to work with G4G.
Case study work begins between S/NSA and G4G
G4G appears on the new British Bankers Association website, mentorsme.co.uk
S/NSA and G4G agree to co-operate and plan joint web site initiatives.
G4G goes over 750 mentor registrations and opens talks in USA for G4G USA
G4G is invited to mentor start-ups in Shropshire.
S/NSA invites tenders for a Mary Portas, fit for purpose, re-write, called the Guide to Successful Retailing
G4G invited to write content by lead party and suggests a ‘tighter’ and more businesslike and interactive course.
Tender won by lead party.
Mary Portas publishes the Portas Review for High Street re-generation
Guide to Successful Retailing (GSR) delivered to S/NSA
S/NSA’s GSR launched.
G4G ‘key’ mentors invited to become business mentors by S/NSA on live site.
- Coach: Assist a retailer to learn new skills and practice new behaviours.
- Advise: Share professional wisdom, make suggestions and warn of dangers.
- Support: Listen & understand the issues the retailer needs to overcome.
- Encourage: Build the retailer’s confidence to undertake complex tasks to reach their goals.