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April's retail sales figures better than expected but the fight for survival goes on
Andrew Westbrook

24 May 2018

Andrew Westbrook, RSM’s head of retail comments on today’s retail sales figures for April released by the Office of National Statistics.

New European law promises to strengthen protection for whistleblowers
Akhlaq Ahmed

25 April 2018

New European Commission proposals announced this week which aim to strengthen whistleblower protection across the Continent could have important implications for UK businesses. The new Directive aims to establish safe channels of reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities. It will also protect whistleblowers against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation.

What to do if you receive a whistleblowing allegation
Carolyn Brown

06 April 2018

Do you know what to do if there is a whistleblowing allegation within your organisation? Read more here to find out the key steps

The power of the Insta' influencer

27 March 2018

Many companies are making the shift towards influencer marketing via social media channels. It’s not just big brands, the film industry, once a stalwart of traditional marketing, have moved into influencer marketing. With each new blockbuster, a live stream of the premiere is blasted across the web and social, with the ‘who’s who’ of social media being invited to cover the event.

How retailers and restaurants can survive the big freeze
Andrew Westbrook

02 March 2018

Commenting on recent high profile failures on the high street, Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM said: ‘The icy blast over the last week has provided an apt metaphor for conditions on the high street.'

Retail sales show rising demand for healthier lifestyles, but will this be a temporary blip?
Andrew Westbrook

16 February 2018

Andrew Westbrook, RSM’s head of retail comments on the latest retail sales figures published by the Office of National Statistics

Alternative asset classes go mainstream

25 January 2018

Alternative asset classes have come of age. In recent years, the private rented sector, healthcare projects and the industrial sector have moved up the agenda to become mainstream investment vehicles. Today, they are critical growth levers for UK real estate.

Consumers bring forward Christmas shopping to November
Andrew Westbrook

19 January 2018

Despite a decrease in footfall and consumer spending pressures, retail sales in December rose 4.4 per cent in value terms versus the same period last year, and were up 1.4 per cent in volume terms.

Online shopping: a greater opportunity
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

A digitally enabled world offers new opportunities for consumer businesses. Learn how to stand out online and how to protect your customers from emerging risks.

Digital distraction: the high street isn’t dead
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

Despite repeated death knells, the high street is far from dead. Discover how retailers are fighting to stay relevant.

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