Former BRC director general Stephen Robertson will speak at premier channel event

PCR BOOT CAMP: Retail guru to provide keynote on Connecting With Customers

The former director general of the British Retail Consortium Stephen Robertson has been named as the keynote speaker at this year’s PCR Boot Camp.

The British Retail Consortium is the authoritative voice of retail, recognised for its powerful campaigning and influence within Government, as well as a provider of valuable retail information. Robertson was made director general of the BRC in 2008 and stepped down after his four-year tenure at the end of 2012.

His experience at retail is unquestionable. Following his marketing ‘apprenticeship’ at Unilever, Alberto-Culver and Mars, Robertson joined the board of B&Q before leading the acquisition of Screwfix Direct, which he went on to chair. He became director of communications at Kingfisher and this was followed by three years at Woolworths. He serves on the boards of Timpson Group (privately held services retailer) and Hargreaves Lansdown (FTSE 100 financial services company).

Robertson will provide the keynote at the PCR Boot Camp conference, where the theme will be Connecting With Customers.

"We’re delighted that Stephen will be providing the keynote at this year’s PCR Boot Camp," said PCR publisher Lisa Carter. "Thanks to his extensive experience at retail, and his period at the helm of the BRC, there are few people who can provide a greater insight into retail trends. He is a very engaging speaker, so we’re sure that all delegates will find the session incredibly useful."

PCR Boot Camp takes place on Wednesday May 29th at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. Over 250 PC and IT dealers will attend the event which will feature a conference in the morning and an expo in the afternoon. Retailers and resellers are also provided with a free lunch, while an After Show Drinks Reception will take place in the evening.

Microsoft is the event’s Headline Partner this year, with other partners currently including Entatech (Platinum) and Wasp Technologies and Hama (Gold).

Dealers can register their interest in attending the event by emailing or visiting the dedicated website at

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