Mary Portas: Changing your thinking to change your results

The High Performance Podcast

By Jake Humphrey

Mary Portas: Changing your thinking to change your results

Monday, 12 July

Mary Portas is an expert on retail and brand communication. Since 1997 she has been running Portas, a brand agency, producing challenging campaigns and championing brand development for clients. 

She is credited with turning Harvey Nichols into a modern fashion brand in the ’90s. She became a member of the company’s board at the age of 30. She previously worked with John Lewis and Topshop.

In 2011 Mary was commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron to lead an independent review into the Future of the High Street. She delivered the report in outlining 28 recommendations for rescuing the nation’s failing high streets. Her proudest achievement to date, is the creation of Mary’s Living and Giving shops for Save The Children. Currently the most profitable charity shops in the UK, she has so far opened 25 and has raised over £13 million and counting.

Mary’s latest book ‘Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy’ is out now.


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