Former chief executive officer of the British Jewellers Association (BJA) Simon Rainer has launched his own jewellery consultancy business.
Simon Rainer Consulting is a new and for forward thinking consultancy specifically aimed at working with companies in the UK and international jewellery markets.
With over 25 years’ experience working at senior executive level in the UK and International jewellery & watch markets, most recently as CEO of the British Jewellers’ Association, Simon Rainer has developed an extensive network of key contacts and influencers – including legislators, international jewellery organizations, manufacturers, distributors, training providers, third party suppliers, recruiters, buying groups, trade press, retailers, designers, metals suppliers and stone dealers.
This extensive knowledge of the industry, combined with a strong commercial and marketing focus, allows Simon Rainer Consulting to provide practical and workable solutions for clients to develop and grow their businesses.
Rainer comments: “Based on my many conversations and consultancy work with the jewellery industry supply chain, issues including new routes to market, supply chain due diligence protocols, senior management team development, corporate social responsibility, improved consumer communications and the rising importance of the millennial audience are known areas of concern where professional and experienced guidance can be provided by Simon Rainer Consulting to help develop new workable strategies.”
Rainer will act as a ‘disrupter’ to senior management’s current business practices to collaboratively encourage and implement:
- Sustainable and responsible business protocols – supply chain transparency and corporate social responsibility
- Greater business and brand engagement with the rising and influential millennial audience
- Increased effectiveness with communications and social networking
- Senior and middle management continual professional development
- Designing and implementing frameworks to proactively understand impending market threats and opportunities
Everything he does will have the aim of helping businesses grow and become better at what they do.
Services will include consultations with clients to define or redefine business objectives leading to the research, development and implementation of a viable business strategy which will include finance, communication, product, people and market planning supported by an achievable timeline activity framework.
Rainer can also help develop individual key business function strategy planning.