On the evening of the 31st January Theo, and many of his colleagues, attended the annual RetailTRUST event to celebrate the excellent work the Charity does for those in need in the retail industry. Theo has been part of the charity for many years, supporting the incredible work it does.
To help celebrate the work of the RetailTRUST, some well known faces took to the stage. The event was hosted by Rory Bremner, had a live auction by Charles Ross and included moving stories from individuals who had been helped by the Charity. There was also an artist who created fantastic artwork of Freddie Mercury and John Lennon, that went on to be sold in the silent auction.
Occasionally the RetailTRUST recognises an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the Charity and industry as a whole, known as the Retail Legend award. The award goes to someone who has worked at every level of retail and supports both those on the shop floor and the boardroom.
This year Richard Bowland, CEO of the RetailTRUST, gave this prestigious award to Theo, highlighting his passion for the industry which has spanned over 40 years. Rory Bremner then spoke of Theo’s philanthropic work both to small businesses through #SBS Small Business Sunday and charities, such as raising over £4 million for Comic Relief with his businesses Ryman and Robert Dyas.
It was a fantastic evening which saw Theo join a list of very few to receive the Retail Legend award.