Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK, championing for the success and sustainability of smaller, independent retailers and suppliers to retail. A child born into a family of retailers and entrepreneurs, she is passionate about retail and business: it is in her blood.
Clare started out as a fast-track store management trainee for McDonalds and went on to work with leading retailers such as M&S, Dixons and Argos. She moved swiftly into management roles before being head-hunted into senior consulting roles with global software giant SAP, and international management consulting brand, Accenture.
Clare is a frequent media commentator, regularly featured on BBC, Sky and Channel 5 TV News, in various radio broadcasts, and within trade press and digital media, commenting on a wide range of retail and consumer topics. As one of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) 'Real Life Entrepreneur Champions', Clare has been recognised by the UK's leading small business community as an inspirational role model for any start-up or small businesses.