Hello and Welcome

My aim as a retail expert is simple, to help retailers and suppliers with great products to become, or continue to be successful, and relevant so they fulfil their desired aims.

If you're looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Independent Retail Advisor who specialises in stationery, gifts, cards and souvenirs - it's good to meet you, I'm Henri Davis.

With 35 years in retail in new product development and buying roles, I have worked with the likes of Habitat, Next, WH Smith and the National Trust. But some of my most exciting work has been over the last 16 years as an Independent Retail Advisor - specifically in the cards, gifts, stationery and heritage industries - where I've used everything I know about retail to help grow many small and medium-sized businesses, including retailers, national and international manufacturers and suppliers.

All of this means I can really understand your product, the market, and how to help you achieve your desired aims.

The top seven sought-after services

Henri’s unique spectrum of knowledge and experience providing all the insights, guidance and contacts that have proved invaluable
— Derek Burles, Otima
Henri’s experience as a Retail Buyer was invaluable since she was able to give me insights into the needs and expectations of retailers and helped me plan.
— Eloise Hall, Eloise Hall

2019 Show & Tell: Talks, Workshops, Blogs and Seminars

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
— Oscar Wilde

I write articles for trade magazines for precisely this reason, and it is always my intention for people who come along to my talks, workshops, and seminars to ensure each gain light bulb moments that they can take away and make a step in the right direction towards achieving their business aims.

My regular blogs, articles, talks, workshops and seminars are an excellent way for me to share my expertise and advice. I welcome and invite you to engage with me and join in the conversation.

This season’s Talks, Workshops & Seminars

GLEE | 11 - 12 September 2019 (read more about GLEE 2019)

Autumn Fair | 1-4 September 2019 (read more about Autumn Fair 2019)

Heaven Sends Retail Festival | 30-June - 1 July 2019 (read more about Heaven Sends 2019)

Making Your Business Fit for the Future | Giftware Association | 2 May 2019

Victoria & Albert Museum | Creative Masterclass | 2 March 2019

ACE Conference | 28 February 2019

Spring Fair | 6-7 February 2019