Let's Get Physical: Join our half-day event on re-opening safely

Let's Get Physical: Join our half-day event on re-opening safely
Emma Jones
Emma JonesOfficial

Posted: Fri 5th Mar 2021

As part of our Hello, World campaign, Enterprise Nation will deliver a free, half-day event - in partnership with SumUp - looking at how and where customers will want to buy when non-essential shops reopen, and how you can ready your existing physical store for re-opening, or test physical retail through a pop-up.

Join us on Thursday 25 March for Let's Get Physical and to get your questions answered.

Your event agenda

1.00pm: Welcome from Emma Jones CBE, founder of Enterprise Nation

1.10pm: Will customers return and how will they want to buy?

An insight into the future of consumer habits and how customers will be shopping post pandemic.

1.40pm: How I became an omni-channel retailer

Hear from Scott Shashua, founder of The Couture Club - the fashion lifestyle brand making waves selling both online and on the high street.

2.10pm: How to do a pop-up!

Pop-up shops can be a great opportunity for e-commerce brands to meet customers in person and test physical retail. But what does it take to successfully set up and sell in a pop-up shop? Our panel discuss!

Panellists include:

2.40pm: Break

3.00pm: How we are readying to reopen

An interview with Roger Wade, founder & CEO of Boxpark - the biggest food, culture and social hub in London with local communities at its heart.

3.30pm: Town versus city - where will the retail hotspots be located?

The pandemic has brought many changes to both our personal and work lives over the past year. Looking ahead, what does this mean for the towns and cities we live and work in - and how will this impact hotspots for physical retail?

Panellists include:

4.00pm: How to open safely

As physical businesses reopen their doors, it's crucial they do so while taking steps to keep their staff and customers safe. A panel of experts discuss their top tips and considerations for the safe reopening of physical retail premises.

Panellists include:

  • Alexander Tsavalos - head of local authority regulator operations, governance and monitoring, Health and Safety Executive

  • Alex Wheal - commercial client manager, Hiscox

4.30pm: Meet the journalists

Hear from a panel of journalists covering the retail revival, as they discuss the small business stories they're currently after!

Panellists include:

5.00pm: End

**_Get your free ticket to Let's Get Physical.


Emma Jones
Emma JonesOfficial
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm's Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate. After 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business membership community of over 75,000 people who benefit from events and support: online and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. In 2021, Emma was awarded a CBE for services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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