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BRC launches training programme for retail non-execs

The courses give participants access to the BRC experts who have helped to create the modules. It also provides ‘key networking opportunities with experts in the field’

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched the UK’s first training programme specifically aimed at non-executive directors in retail.

The programme, made up of 13 one-hour modules, will cover topics such as “identifying and mitigating reputational risk” and “benchmarking business performance against sector and regional comparators”. 

It is delivered through the BRC’s new learning platform and will include a mix of live sessions, including a “meet the experts” day.

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The courses give participants access to the BRC experts who have helped to create the modules. It also provides key networking opportunities with “experts in the field”.  

According to Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, non-executive “directors play an essential role in bringing new perspectives into the boardroom” – adding that while all “come with a wealth of experience in business”, not all are specifically “acquainted with the retail industry”. 

She said: “This training can provide insights into many of the key topics that every new non-executive needs to know. Our programme is delivered by our experts, who live and breathe these issues every day.”

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