Clare Rayner is one of the most respected and experienced retail consultants in the UK. She started out as a fast-track graduate store management trainee for McDonalds before going on to work with leading retailers such as M&S, Dixons and Argos. She then moved swiftly into management roles before being headhunted into senior consulting roles with global software giant SAP, and international management consulting brand, Accenture.
Known as The Retail Champion, Clare Rayner is engaged by clients as a consultant, professional speaker and business mentor and is regularly called upon by BBC News to comment as a retail expert. She is the founder and managing director of specialist retail consultancy, Retail Acumen. She is also founder of The Retail Conference, the UK's leading conference and business networking event for retailers.