Carolyn Springett - Business Consultant
Carolyn Springett is a highly experienced COO, MD, Brand and Trading Director whose career has spanned over 30 years in the fashion retail industry. Carolyn spent over 15 years working for leading UK High St retailers like Marks & Spencer and Next. More latterly, she worked for companies like Viyella, Aquascutum and Jaeger building her knowledge and experience in the Premium/Luxury sectors.
Passionate about every aspect of the product, Carolyn has a great affinity with brand, the customer and all elements of the customer experience. She has a first-rate understanding of product development, brand management and fashion retailing underpinned by a background covering design, buying, merchandising, marketing, quality assurance, supply chain, logistics, ecommerce, retail operations, factory management, business strategy and P&L accountability.
Creative and innovative, Carolyn is adept at seeing the bigger picture, providing vision and clarity of direction coupled with an enterprising, strategic and results orientated approach. She is forward thinking and has the ability to switch readily between strategic thinking and operational detail.
Carolyn has strong leadership and influencing skills, sound budgetary control and business acumen developed through working with private, public and private equity owned businesses and through various changes in company ownership. She has the ability to motivate, empower, inspire and promote excellence throughout the team and win the confidence of the senior management team and owners.
Carolyn has exceptional skills and proven experience of transformational change management and restructuring and has a strong track record of driving UK multi-channel performance whilst assessing and exploiting International opportunities across retail, wholesale, franchise and licensing. Keen to utilise her own experience to benefit others, in early 2014, Carolyn set up her own company, offering consultancy and business advisory services to the Fashion and Retail industries.
Carolyn is delighted and very excited to be working with Jenny and the team at Fashion Enter as this gives her the opportunity to work with a far sighted, progressive NFP organisation whose primary aim is to support and 'up skill' the British fashion industry and to connect with a variety of like minded people and businesses.