Meet the Team

Karen Howard

Owner/Managing Director
My role is to oversee all aspects of the awards. Helping to keep on course the specific outcome and leading the commercial partnerships/relationships with our retail and vendor community
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Natalie Fresen

Chief People Champion
I’m a marketing specialist and have worked in the retail sector throughout my career. As an avid writer I also have a long standing association with the creation of retail content
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Claire Knott

Conference Producer/Director
I’m the Events Content and Speaker Guru. Working across all TRB’s Flagship Conferences, places me in an ideal position to spot and suggest innovative retailer leaders to join the judges’ panel at the awards
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Patrick Overall

Sales Director
Having headed up the commercial partnerships across the TRB business for almost 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of building relationships with the vendor companies who support our events, awards, and our news site (including joining our Ambassador team).
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Liz Walker

I am an event marketeer, covering all different sectors, with a keen interest in retail events. My role in the awards is varied and I provide marketing support to the team as required.
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Colin Fielder

As a designer my role is to create, develop and maintain the PiRA brand and visual look. Ensuring brand continuity across all design aspects of the event
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