Mary Portas

Creative Founder, Portas

Mary Portas is one of the UK's most high-profile businesswomen. After making her name transforming Harvey Nichols into London's sexiest fashion destination, Mary launched her own retail consultancy, Portas, which works with clients ranging from Louis Vuitton to Sainsbury's. She has been a regular on our TV screens, advised the government on the future of high streets and developed a fashion label. Her proudest achievement to date is the creation of twenty-six Mary's Living & Giving shops for Save the Children. She is the author of Shop Girl and Work Like a Woman. Her most recent public talk was for TedxLondon, exploring “The Kindness Economy”, a view on the future of how we shop and live in the 21st century. This talk forms the basis of her most recent book, Rebuild; How to thrive in the kindness economy, published by Penguin Random House and released 1st July.

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