The retail sector is up on its feet and getting back into the groove after the challenges of the pandemic.  

Right on cue, we’re hosting an intimate roundtable discussion (and dinner!) to help retailers seize the moment, learn from each other, and get their questions answered. 

It’s happening on Wednesday 27 September, 6-10pm, at Birmingham’s stunning Hotel du Vin. In attendance, there’ll be leading figures and decision makers from some of the UK’s most influential retailers.  

This will be a collaborative session and, for the most part, the discussion will be led by you and our other guests as we enjoy a three-course meal together from the hotel’s excellent menu. 

Cat Kelly, Cooper Parry’s Head of Retail and Relationship Partner will be on hosting duties, covering a number of key topics to get the conversation flowing. 

It’s got all the makings of a fantastic, insightful evening, and we hope to see you there.  


  • The challenges of fast-growing businesses 
  • Breaking out of the UK and International Expansion 
  • E-Commerce 
  • Supply Chain issues 



Cat Kelly Partner & Head of Retail

Cat is Head of Retail and a Partner at Cooper Parry. Cat joined Cooper Parry in 2004 and has spent the last 18 years working with a particular focus on retail clients. She speaks regularly at industry events, including co-hosting the Halfords IFRS 16 Forum for Retailers, and until recently was the Chair of the ICAEW’s Retail Advisory Group. Cat leads the special projects team at Cooper Parry, working alongside management teams on financial reporting projects, reviewing subsidiary audits, looking at royalty and rebate recovery, helping with IFRS transitions and implementing Internal Audit programmes. She brings a commercial approach to projects, identifying areas of business improvement and explaining them in a clear, simple way to manage and exceed stakeholder expectations.



Paul Richardson Owner & Executive Chair of HERA

Paul is a passionate entrepreneur, mentor, M&A expert and promoter of mental wellness, with an incredible retail CV. After Helping Steer Gymshark to a £1bn Valuation and joint owning All Saints, he now owns streetwear brand, HERA



6:00pm – Arrival and Drinks  

6:30pm – Dinner & Discussion 

10:00pm – Finish  

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