Mercier Mainwaring

CEO / Chair

Mercier Mainwaring is a Retail professional with over 45 years in the Industry, having worked for several of the major companies such as Etams, Debenhams, M&Co and MK One. Together with his multi product knowledge of Womenswear, Menswear, Children’s wear, Lingerie and all the Accessory categories Mercier has multi- channel operational skills across several disciplines. A director of 3 companies he has spent the last 18 years in Consultancy covering Executive Recruitment, FMCG Procurement and Global Sourcing.

Mark Smith

Head of Design & Property

Mark Smith – experienced Retail Design Consultant responsible for the design, supply & installation of various Farm Shops, Garden Centres, Delicatessens, Butchers, Hotels & Restaurants. Skills include Project Management, Design & Supply of all types of Retail Projects.

Through various levels of management, strong team leadership and excellent communication skills have been achieved at both board level and throughout section levels & departments. Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy, good time management and delegation skills have been acquired to meet specific deadlines.

Email: [email protected]

Ted Ward

Property Adviser

Ted Ward – landlords, do you have empty or available department stores?  Please contact
our property adviser Ted Ward on the following email address: [email protected]

Daniel Ward

Technical Consultant

Daniel Ward – Experienced technical support consultant with a wealth of expertise and knowledge in digital marketing and Search engine optimisation (SEO).

His experience extends not only to major brand retailers on the high street but also a wide range of e-commerce brands and charitable organisations.

CTO – Wand Technology Ltd 

Manchester, December 2016 to Present

As the CTO of the business, I have been leading on all executive decisions with regards to the technological interests of this company. I have been responsible for outlining the company’s technological vision, implementing technology strategies, and ensuring that the technological resources are aligned with the company’s business needs.

Technical Lead –
Working on the ground transportation side of

Engineering Lead – Amazon
Working on the ground transportation side of

Tech Lead (contract) – Leonard Curtis

Manchester June 2018 to December 2019

During this contract I was working for Tech Britain, but represented one of the UKs largest administrators Leonard Curtis.

In October Social media giant Unilad fell into administration and was later acquired by The LadBible.

I lead the digital takeover and was tasked with making sure all digital assets were under the control of the administrators.

Role involved:
• Managing a team of multi disciplined developers.
• Managing and monitoring all of the digital assets owned by Unilad.
• Worked with The LadBible team after the acquisition to safely handover all assets.
• Worked closely with all stakeholders (Administrators, Unilad principles, The Ladbible principles)

Technical Lead – Telcom 

Manchester March 2018 to June 2018

This role involved managing a team of multi disciplined software engineers building, to build and deliver a full stack fleet management web app for an ISP in central Manchester called Telcom.

The application is used for generating inspection reports for both the vehicles and equipment within each vehicle (5000+ vehicles)

React Native Developer (Technical lead contractor) – SafeBuild

Manchester January 2018 to March 2018.

Managed a team of multi disciplined software engineering teams, to launch a native application for both IOS and Android.

Engineering Manager – Tech Britain

Managed a team of multi disciplined software engineering teams, to launch a new software platform for the government.

Frontend Developer – For-Ward Marketing

Manchester Central September 2014 to May 2015

Created a small digital agency with a family member. We sold websites/S.E.O management/Social media management packages to SMEs.

Frontend Developer (Part owner) – Scoffer LTD

Manchester Central February 2013 to September 2014

Created with a team of developers a restaurant/takeaway discount card scheme.

Fully managed the sales side of the business, my day to day roles were mainly focused/structured around bringing new establishments on board and helping build out the web platforms.

Managing Director – JW Retailers LTD

Bolton July 2010 to February 2013

Before embarking on a web development career I created the following business. Multi-tenanted retail outlet. (80 tenants)

I signed a lease for a 30,000 sq ft retail property, subdivided the space into smaller lettable units and rented the space to smaller retailers.

Businesses ranging from, cafes – a business centre housing 20 tech startups

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