10 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London

IRC (InternetRetailing Conference)


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Alexander Bartholomew

Alexander Bartholomew

Independent Management Consultant
Customer-orientated, performance-focused retail leader with commercial, technical, operational, and management experience in CEO/MD and Board positions, both interim/project and permanent. Functional expertise in growing multichannel & e-commerce revenue streams by enhancing the customer proposition, extending operational capabilities, deploying technology solutions intelligently, delivering high-ROI digital customer acquisition & retention strategies, and making all this happen by building, motivating, developing, and leading high performance teams that achieve results.

Broad experience across established UK FTSE250 & equivalent private businesses, entrepreneurial digital start-ups, and consulting. I have a deep understanding of how to make technology-enabled retailing deliver great customer experiences, and a proven track record of delivering digital transformation - integrating retail stores, online, telephone and mail order channels, generating true step-change & creating the basis for sustained, profitable long-term multichannel growth and continued innovation.

Areas of specific expertise: P&L ownership, international e-commerce, multichannel retail, retail operations, digital marketing, customer experience, logistics & multichannel fulfilment, software development, financial forecasting & business modelling, corporate financing & investment, organisational structuring, strategy development.

Digital retail leaders



Visitors were retailers



Over 25m turnover



Turnover of companies attending



Main sponsors


What our clients say...

What our clients say...

  • We’ve been coming to InternetRetailing Conference for the best part of five years. Year on year we’ve seen that this is the number one event in the UK for that bridge between marketing and technology in the ecommerce space.
    Chris Baldrey-Chourio
  • IRC is the only conference I go to every year
    David Walmsley
    Director, M&S.com, Marks & Spencer
  • This is the place to come if you want to get the UK retailers. We get more good conversations here than we do at any event in the UK.
    James Brooke
  • This is one of the best industry events for quality networking.
    Anouk De Lange
    Market Development, Buyapowa
  • It’s probably one of the best one day conferences that you can come to. The calibre of the presenters are good… especially your peers…great networking and enough information each year that I can come away with.
    David Williams
    Director of Online EMEA, Deckers Brands
  • A very good concentrated, intense day of best practice… brilliant that it’s in one day, brilliant that it’s in a single venue and a good opportunity to meet with senior people from very good retail organisations
    Sean McKee
    Head of eCommerce/CS, Schuh
  • I’ve been coming to IRC for a long time and it’s a great opportunity to network with people that I know across the business… people that I’ve worked with or suppliers that I’ve worked with in the past.
    Jon Asbury
    Multichannel Director, Go Outdoors
  • InternetRetailing Conference is the only event that I always put in my calendar.
    Paul McDermott
    Head of Ecommerce, Poundland