Garrards London! A long established and successful business development and project management company of over thirty years standing. Founder, director and Leader of the Team, Steven Kakoliris has significant experience in large-scale Retail and Wholesale industries, as well as construction of purpose built structures (commercial and residential) in local and international environments, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Greece.
Retail Operations Management & Commercial Construction:
Most notable projects have included concept design, development and management of Garrards Emporium; a niche Melbourne-based department store; offering a diverse range of high-end labels across fashion, homewares and collectables.
Sharp business acumen and good judgement secured Garrards Emporium ‘Best Value Destination’.
Tactical business partnering and close collaboration secured a multi-million dollar advertising sponsorship with a leading publishing house.
Strategic development of a ‘Loyalty Rewards Program’ consistently delivered 50% of the Store’s total sales over many years.
Further successful business partnering, with a leading bank, led to the development of the ANCHOR site in the burgeoning new corporate and residential Melbourne suburb of Docklands.
Complex Negotiation Management Influencing & Securing the Garrards (Australia) Trademark from UK Crown Jewellers.
International Business Salvage Project:
Effective client and key stakeholder relationship management re-gained previously lost business, for a prominent Greek fine foods company.
Management of complex negotiations and re-introduction of the Company’s products into China re-secured a customer base of 41-million and further grew the business.
Business Knowledge & Specialisation:
Retail & Wholesale: New business development, operational management process improvement and ongoing business expansion. Sales, marketing, new product development, pricing and branding, rewards program development, human resources management, financial and administrative governance.
Import & Exports: Negotiation and activation of business agreements, terms and conditions; consignment arrangements and exclusivity agreements, sourcing and procurement of diverse products and markets.
Building & Construction: Concept design, development and project management of purpose built retail stores, offices, warehouses and luxury residences.
Stocking International Licenced Brands and offering full retail services