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Augmented Retail Manager, Farfetch
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Senior Product Manager, Farfetch
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Leasing Executive, Pop-ups, Hammerson
Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Tom Nathan is the Leasing Manager for new retail at Hammerson, who create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving European cities, with a focus on flagship retail destinations and Premium Outlets. Formerly a senior buyer and manager at M&S and General Manager at Brent Cross, Tom’s vast and varied experience gives him a deep and unique insight to the industry. At Hammerson, Tom’s role is to find exciting businesses to take space in the portfolio, be they international, start-ups and online. On the night, Tom will be talking about whether shopping in shops is dead.
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level working for international, startups and online retail focused businesses. This dinner is open to a limited number of service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner). Please see the details under the 'Join this table' button.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
With over 40 years in retail, take this opportunity to dine with Tom Nathan, who will be talking about:
✓ Is shopping in shops dead?
✓ Hunting for international, startups and online retail companies and brands, looking for bricks!
✓ What makes for a good bricks-and-mortar retailer.
✓ Understanding and predicting your customers buying habits.
✓ Trends that will further impact on the buying habits of consumers.
Who is Tom Nathan?
Tom Nathan is Leasing Manager for new retail at Hammerson, who create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving European cities, with a focus on flagship retail destinations and Premium Outlets. With 22 years at M&S, he at Marble Arch before moving into a Head Office buying role working in key departments, including his last buying role in Blouses and Dresses, leading a department of 100 people. He then looked after the European division clothing business in 8 countries abroad. After leaving M&S, he joined Hammerson as GM of Brent Cross Shopping Centre. He also opened Highcross in Leicester with Hammerson in 2008. Tom has a wealth of experience from over a 40 year career spent in retail.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
P.P.S. If your dog needs a sitter so you can come, Gudog is offering £10 off your first booking - Code TABLECROWD
If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us. An empty place at the table with your name card is not a great start to dinner!
Tom Nathan is Leasing Manager for new retail at Hammerson.
He started with a Saturday job selling shoes before his first role with M&S where he stayed for 22 years. He started at Marble Arch, which was regarded as the ‘university of retail’ at the time, before moving into a Head Office buying role working in key departments before his last buying role in Blouses and Dresses, leading a department of 100 people.
After leaving M&S, he joined Hammerson as GM of Brent Cross Shopping Centre. He also opened Highcross in Leicester with Hammerson in 2008.
Tom is an experienced retail professional, now working in retail property. Driven by an enjoyment of working with people and commercial challenges. Family comes first and putting back in to our community is important too.
He has been married to Annette for 35 years- she is a carer support social worker. His kids are Adam who is a chef and owns a catering business and his wife Rosie is a marketing director. Aimee his daughter is a junior producer at Fulwell73, a film and TV production company.
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
This dinner has been arranged by the Ambassador for our Fashion Community, Viviane Paraschiv, Augmented Retail Manager at Farfetch.
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