Annabel Plowman on preparing for Black Friday & retail 'peak'

Annabel Plowman heads up the Retail and FMCG team here at Cast UK and has worked in recruitment for over 3 years now but prior to this she worked in the Retail sector.

How will Brexit affect recruitment in the UK Retail sector?

It’s been over a year since the shock result of the Brexit referendum was announced, and now that the dust has settled & negotiations have commenced with the EU, we thought we’d take a look at the likely impact on the Retail sector, an area, alongside FMCG, in which we have provided recruitment services in for many years.

Cast UK welcome 3 new hires and 1 promotion

We're delighted to announce a trio of new hires, Ben Oliver Campbell, Charlie Lambert, Ben Smith and one promotion, Rowan Kimmins, who will all be strengthening the recruitment team at our head office in Manchester.

Cast UK welcome new Managing Consultant

We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Managing Consultant, Annabel Plowman, joining us at our Manchester office.

How technology is changing the way we shop this Christmas

Rather than battling the crowds of the high street this year, many consumers will be buying their gifts through the online channels of their favourite stores.

Here’s just 4 of the ways that technology is influencing the way we shop this holiday season:

Why are retailers struggling to keep up with omnichannel expectations?

With the technology available to us today, we are able to shop at any time we want, across all of our devices, wherever we are! This one-click purchase culture has led to market of highly demanding consumers; we want it all and we want it now.

Ten Questions, One Hot Seat: Mitch Levene

We love speaking to our clients who are experts in their fields; finding out what wisdom they have to share and how they’ve made it in their specialist sectors.

New senior consultant joins Cast UK

We are very excited to announce the appointment of our newest team member, Rosie Ordman.

Mind the e-commerce skills gap

As specialist recruiters in Supply Chain & Logistics, we have seen increasing demand for employees with experience in e-commerce roles. Since Jeff Bezos set up Amazon in a 400 square foot garage in Seattle in 1994, e-commerce has been growing steadily over the last 20 years, until 2 or 3 years ago when it really took flight. Now as demand for e-commerce candidates increases daily, I thought it would be useful to put our thoughts regarding skills required for this sector in a blog. 

Predicted changes in the UK retail landscape

The latest report from the British Retail Consortium predicts up to 900,000 jobs in the UK retail sector will not exist by 2025 as a result of increasing tax, wage bills and digital growth resulting in shop closures.