An expert in marketing and retail, Clarie Harper has had an incredibly successful and influential career that has spanned over 20 years. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading retail brands, including Argos, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Mamas & Papas, Claire has become a leading business figure in her own right and is now offering her own insights and experience to help others in the business industry.
Currently, the Non-Executive Director at Blue Diamond Garden Centres, Claire initially started her career as a corporate marketer at Argos and soon became a passionate entrepreneur, founding her own retail business in 2012, that sold original well-designed and innovative childrenswear named IndiaCoco.
With a successful history of working in retail, Claire spent time at Argos, became Head of Customer Acquisition at Ocado and then Head of Marketing, headhunted to join Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King’s new leadership team, became the first-ever female board director at nursery retailer Mamas & Papas, and was Marketing Director for Frosts Garden Centres.
It was after the birth of her two children that Claire was inspired to take on a new challenge. Using the names of her children, Coco and India, that Claire took the plunge and set up her own company. IndiaCoco was since thrived, winning multiple awards and has become a multi-channel market leader.
A hugely popular keynote speaker, Claire has been asked to feature at a number of high profile events and conferences, such as the BRC Retail Symposium, Adobe, Magento, Sainsbury’s, Burberry and Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research, just to name a few.
An extremely skilled and experienced speaker, host and keen member of discussion panels, Claire’s talks often focus on change management, marketing and branding, successful startups, the importance of exceptional customer service, social media and women in business. Her professional manner and expertise allow Claire to personalise her talks to the event and audience, using her own experience working in a number of organisations as a way of advising and helping others achieve positive results and taking their business to the next level.
To book Claire Harper as the marketing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Claire is known to cover the following topics:
- Sales & Marketing
- Business Startups
- Nursery Retail
- Customer Service
- Fashion & Clothing
- Business Management
- Consumer Behaviour
“Claire was a fantastic speaker. Claire’s “down to earth” and “can do” attitude touched so many and we couldn’t have been more happy.” – One Housing Group
“Claire perfectly understood what the client was after and delivered a very relevant talk. On this note, it was easy to work with Claire and she was eager to shape her talk according to the client’s needs.” – Havas