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We are 8RC,
a creative retail
consultancy

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If you think creatively and think about your customer when you’re visual merchandising, you’re going to end up creating something special.

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studies

Retail business consultancy project | Norwich City FC | 8 Retail Consulting

Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City FC needed to redefine the business-consumer sector of their organisation. Our strategy, focused on five main areas – people, performance, planning, product and presentation – and resulted in the club experiencing a 50% increase in kit sales, trebled profit and a margin increase of 10%.

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Increased
profits by
300%

Norwich City Football Club
Raine & Bea brand strategy consulting | Business Consulting Norwich | 8 Retail Consulting

Raine & Bea

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Increased
profits by
300%

Raine & Bea

Route One

Skateboarding and lifestyle retail brand Route One wanted to expand, open more stores and increase its product mix and brand exposure. We worked to change the business strategy in accordance with proven historical margins, enabling the business to grow sevenfold by opening 20 new stores. Route One is now one of the strongest sports clothing brands on the market.

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Increased
profits by
700%

Route One

Steve is the strongest retail professional I have ever come across, he has the unique ability to work into detail and to take the high level strategic approach.

Kristian Ikast Sales Director at Kiwi Denmark

Steve is a great guy to work with, full of drive, energy and an infectious belief that you can achieve anything.

Richard Coughlin Member of PA’s Management Group

In my 20 years in football, Steve is undoubtedly the finest retail director I have worked with or indeed met in the industry. He simply transformed NCFC's sales and profitability, taking the retail division to best-in-class status. He is now ready to take on any retail challenge.

David McNally Former CEO at Norwich City FC & Fulham FC

What sets Steve apart from many in his field is that he builds strong partnerships.

Richard Jenkins Executive Recruiter, Refresco UK

Steve applies all the emotion and feeling experienced by a candidate and delivers a service that is respectful of ‘candidate expectations’ and a ‘service level’ to clients that simply doesn’t exist.

Chris Onslow Director at Tam Beauty Hair

Who we
are

Founded by Steve Balmer-Walters, 8RC is a retail consultancy that specialises in helping your business realise the potential of your ideas through innovative and creative thinking.

During our thirty years working in retail consultancy, we have achieved outstanding results for companies and organisations across the sector, driving real and tangible growth through our campaigns and strategies. Our skills cover all channels too – from buying and supply chain to ecommerce and PR, we have the knowledge to bring out the very best in your brand.

Interested in how we can help?

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