Mary Portas

The Queen Of Shops

Credited with turning around the high street and being one of the foremost experts in retail and branding, Mary Portas’ influence as a consumer mogul has led to her taking an appointment from the British Prime Minister to rejuvenate retail on the high street in individual and smaller chain stores. Mary is Creative Director of one of London’s most respected communications agencies, Yellowdoor, and is known as the ‘Queen of Shops’. A pre-eminent retail speaker, Mary is the perfect after dinner speaker to show listeners how to create the ideal environment to capitalise on consumers and encourage return trade.

An experienced and accomplished keynote speaker, Mary can address conferences on subjects of market trends and branding as well as establishing any underlying theme that accompanies the event or function. Mary’s firm Yellowdoor has led challenging campaigns for a wide variety of large high street names, including Louis Vuitton, Boden, Miss Selfridge and Oasis. Mary’s previous work with these influential and vast companies proves testament to her extensive and broad knowledge of sales and creating an appealing platform to sell to prospective customers, something that is clearly evident during her talks as a business speaker.

Mary’s reputation has led to her creating her own television programmes, including Mary Queen of Shops, that also became a book accompanying the series. As a national spokesperson in this sector, Mary regularly appears on radio and television, giving expert knowledge and insights into the finer aspects of retail that can have huge consequences. Engaging and compelling, Mary’s infectious enthusiasm as a retail speaker for increasing sales and providing a wonderful customer experiences make her a highly desirable personality for any firm in this corporate sector.

To book Mary Portas as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Mary is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Speaker
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Increasing Profits
  • Cutting Costs
  • Customer Experience

“Mary was inspirational and we received lots of positive feedback from employees.” – Kelly, Viacom