About us

Inspiring people to achieve excellence

Our Vision.

To become the most results-oriented organisation, enabling every business and every person to achieve more.

Our Mission.

Inspiring people to achieve excellence.

Who are RPS.

Retail Performance Specialists are a world leading performance consulting firm based in the UK, operating in 20 countries across 5 continents for over 35 years. At RPS we partner with our many clients to help increase sales, team performance and profitability without eroding any margin. Our World Class Performance Management System, allows us to deliver significant and sustainable performance increase by embedding our systems and techniques into your business from the shop floor up.

Over the last 35 years of business, we have built an impressive client portfolio, providing retail consulting services to some of the most successful businesses and multinational brands including Harrods, Nike, Gucci, Nokia, John Lewis, Clarks, Sony and eBay. Our blue chip store clients include Marks and Spencer, Clarks and Virgin Megastores. Most recently, we’ve achieved success in the UK healthcare market working with pharmacy groups.

“I engaged with RPS following on a from a workshop day at AIS where I felt inspired that I had found the right partner to work with to help develop the team. We achieved a 21% increase in sales, 13 weeks post training.”

Hamish McGee, General Manager, Woods Furniture

“We engaged RPS and immediately formed a solid working relationship. They highlighted the real opportunity that a retail performance system could bring and the journey we would need to go on to achieve this. We have had an increase in ATV of 16%.”

Stuart Fox, Retail Operations Director, Housing Units

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

Head Team

A proven performance system

Dennis Reid, Chairman

An Internationally Renowned Authority on Retail & Brand Sales Performance and a former Olympic sports coach, Dennis says “running a successful business requires complete clarity of purpose, a winning game plan, and a lot of hard work. Too many businesses think that hard work on its own is going to deliver the results”.

Having represented his country at the highest sporting level as captain of the New Zealand water polo team, Dennis has transferred many international sports principles to a business model of performance excellence. Working with Apollo astronaut psychologist, Dr. Denis Waitley, they transferred the performance values of world-class sport to the world of retail brands and healthcare.

Barry Martin, General Manager

Barry brings over 40 years of experience of the retail industry, from Store Management to Area Management, Customer Care and Retail Direction. As General Manager of Retail Performance Specialists and a trained coach, Barry advises businesses in retail, B2B and call centres. He delivers the RPS Performance System that is designed to improve customer traffic and educate retailers on customer conversion and long term retention. Working in partnership with clients, Barry embeds the most suitable performance system for each business which, in turn, is guaranteed to achieve sales and profit targets.

Barry is a renowned authority on the global retail marketplace and regularly delivers keynote presentations to major retail organisations, achieving successful training partnerships with brands including Harrods, Clarks, Boots, Johnson & Johnson and Sony.

Most recently, Barry has developed our highly successful Pharmacy Growth Programme, a bespoke performance matrix based on the exponential benefits of pharmacy volume, services profitability and over the counter sales. His core work includes establishing the right culture for community pharmacy, guiding change from clinical to commercial behaviour to improve business growth.