This is the second consecutive year that Retail Assist has been successful in the ‘Project Implementation’
Alan Morris, Managing Director at Retail Assist comments: “Winning at this prestigious industry event at all - let alone two years in a row - is a real honour because the awards celebrate innovation in retail and the primary judging criteria are the delivery of definable and significant business benefits.”
He continues: “As a company, Retail Assist seeks tangible ROI for all its clients. Mint Velvet and Whistles are two different businesses, but both are key Retail Assist customers. We’re delighted to have been recognised alongside them for the high standard of work that has been achieved.”
“Retail Assist is currently undertaking a number of exciting implementations with other well-known retail brands. Perhaps one of them would like to enter the ‘Project Implementation of the Year’ category with us at the Retail Technology Awards next year? In an ideal world I’d love Retail Assist to make it a hat-trick!” Alan jokes.
Retail Assist Limited
Retail Assist is a leading retail-only IT solutions and services company, providing UK and international retailers with end-to-end business applications and services that reduce costs, optimise retail operations and support higher revenues. The company was the first retail-only IT services provider to be awarded ISO20000 accreditation by the BSI.
Retail Assist clients include ASOS, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, WDF, A|Wear, La Senza, Paperchase, Whistles, Aurora Fashions, Karen Millen, The White Company, Odin Retail, Tec7, Mint Velvet, Jane Norman, REISS, Crew2000, VUE, Jacques Vert and White Stuff.
With its Retail Solutions Retail Assist excels in developing, integrating, deploying and supporting customised systems. These include its award-winning Merret supply chain solution. Merret is a real-time, multi-currency, multi-channel merchandising, warehousing and stock control solution that covers all areas of the retail supply process. Through working with third parties, Retail Assist also integrates and delivers EPoS systems.
In Managed IT Services, Retail Assist’s proven offerings include 24/365 Help Desk, Technical Services, Operations, Data Centre, Hardware Maintenance and Disaster Recovery. Professional Services cover Retail Business Consultancy and Project Services. The company’s Managed Solutions offer hardware, software applications and services in a cost-effective Software as a Service package.
Whistles is a cutting-edge, womenswear fashion brand, recently reinvented and fast becoming one of the favourite must-have labels among the fashion set. Now under the helm of retail visionary, Jane Shepherdson, Whistles has been transformed.
Having launched a bold new brand identity Whistles has also overhauled its collection, offering well-made, high-quality, fashion-forward distinct pieces which are also affordable. The collection appeals to the woman who loves great design, isn’t scared of a little edginess, who wants to reference trends, but doesn’t want to slavishly follow them.
The brand has now earned a reputation for creating the perfect trouser, must-have dresses as well as the most luxurious knitwear. Whistles is constantly launching new ranges from occasionwear to jewellery.
Under its new direction, Whistles is beginning to reclaim its roots, as an independent, stylish and über-cool boutique. Founded by Lucille Lewin in 1976, its first store in Marylebone pioneered many new labels and designers in London for the first time, launching John Galliano, Dries van Noten and Jean Paul Gaultier.
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