Howard Ross, the former UK and Republic of Ireland country manager for German womenswear brand Gerry Weber, has set up a consultancy called Retail Brand Connection.
Ross, who was made redundant from Gerry Weber as part of a restructure in October 2010, has launched Retail Brand Connection to help brands and retailers improve their bottom line.
According to Ross, Retail Brand Connection will work with both UK brands looking to gain a foothold in overseas markets and foreign brands looking to break into the UK. UK retailers that need help improving their brand mix or improving sales performance will also be targeted.
Ross said Retail Brand Connection was in discussions with several overseas brands and some department stores in the UK, but would not be drawn on names. He is in the process of securing premises in London’s West End. For more information visit www.retailbrandconnection.co.uk.