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The UK’s favourite shop keeper and former BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis received recognition on the 31st January at the 2019 Retail Trust Ceremony for the work he has achieved for the retail sector. The award comes from the leading retail sector charity, The Retail Trust.

Theo Pathitis with Touker Suleyman at the Retail Trust Ceremony

Established in 1832, The Retail Trust is a trade charity for the 4.5 million people working in retail and the supporting service communities. The charity improves lives through wellbeing services, vocational and career development programmes, and retirement estates. Their welfare focuses especially on physical, emotional, financial, vocational and educational wellbeing.(1)

The Retail Trust is an incredibly active charity. In December 2018 it announced the beginning of a new Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree, whilst the month before the charity began funding young entrepreneurs to launch their own retail businesses in Glasgow and London.

Theo Paphitis tweeted “Thanks to the @retailTRUST for my Retail Legends award, or Retail Leg end, as I like to call it! Congratulations on a great night and well done to all those who supported the evening. 👏”(2)

Theo Paphitis is chairman of the Theo Pathitis retail group whose brands include Ryman Stationery, London Graphic Centre, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue. His businesses employ over 4,000 people and combined annual sales are in excess of £350 million.

Author: Edward Beaver February 10 2019

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