Darren Williams, an influential figure in the retail community, serves as the Global Head of Leasing at Impress and holds key positions as Non-Executive Chairman at SCRUBD and Liberty Music PR. As the founder of Williams Harding Consulting, established in 2018, Darren brings his wealth of experience to offer strategic guidance to brands in retail, hospitality, events, and PR.
With a career spanning back to the late 1980s at Radio Rentals, Darren has played pivotal roles in fashion retail, Orange, and Costa Coffee. Notably, he led Hotel Chocolat’s retail division to remarkable growth, earning industry recognition for his achievements. Beyond his corporate success, Darren is a devoted ambassador for Retail Trust, actively investing in the betterment of the retail community. As a Board Trustee at Action4Youth, a regular host for The Retail Bulletin conferences, and awards compere, Darren is known for his hands-on approach and fearless commitment to shaping a brighter future for the retail industry. His leadership, business acumen, and dedication to community welfare showcase a professional journey deeply rooted in the values of collaboration and positive impact.