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Mentoring programme in memory of Don McCarthy

retailTRUST, the trade charity for the retail sector and supporting service industries, has launched the elevator mentoring programme in memory of the late Don McCarthy CBE.

Don McCarthy CBE (19 June 1955 – 21 July 2018) was a British businessman who made his reputation in footwear retailing, first with Kurt Geiger, then with the Shoe Studio Group. Latterly he moved into general fashion retailing after acquiring the Rubicon Retail fashion business in 2005. From late 2006 to mid-2014 he was Executive Chairman of the House of Fraser department store group.

Don was a great philanthropist and proud ambassador of retailTRUST. He was well known for his mantra, “When you get to the top of your career, send the elevator back down for someone else.” The new mentoring scheme “sends the elevator back down” to those aspiring individuals who will benefit from the experience and expertise of mentors in their given field.

Amy Prendergast, Head of People and Vocational Learning Services at retailTRUST, said: “As part of our ongoing dedication in improving both social mobility and social inclusion by providing access to learning and education, we are delighted to launch our new flagship mentoring programme. The initiative offers a unique opportunity to support and inspire up-and-coming talent within the retail industry, at every stage of their career.”

Read more about The Elevator Programme  Source: retailTRUST